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Workplace productivity depends on training and development

This article discusses how training and development can impact workplace productivity, the signs of a decent workplace, and how technology can support a workforce. Training and development can improve employees' skills and knowledge, enhance motivation, increase confidence, reduce errors and mistakes, and support innovation, ultimately leading to higher productivity levels. A decent workplace is characterized by a positive work culture, fair compensation and benefits, opportunities for growth and development, work-life balance, a safe and comfortable work environment, and high employee retention rates. Technology can support a workforce by increasing efficiency, improving communication and collaboration, enhancing flexibility and remote work, providing access to real-time data, improving customer service, and increasing job satisfaction. Employers can leverage technology to create a more productive, engaged, and motivated workforce.

Article by 10 March 2023


Preparing for the Next ‘New Normal’ – How to retain and attract the best talent post-lockdown

As the latest UK employment overview from the ONS confirms, COVID-19 has truly set us on the path to a buyers’ market – but it is a buyers’ market with a difference. Despite the challenging climate, the skills shortage hasn’t disappeared so key professionals have continued to see a rise in demand, so much so that many are reassessing their career options post-COVID-19.

Article by 11 August 2020


Through a glass darkly

We all have the challenge of matching what we know (in our heads) with the reality of the world (outside our heads).  We begin to tackle this task as soon as we are born and it should never stop. We get to an approximation that is generally borne out by colleagues and media. Unfortunately gaps can open up and we can struggle to maintain our touch. For instance, a senior police officer was surprised to realise that the attitude of the commissioner showed up in the behaviour of front line officers. Similarly, managers often struggle to see that the quality of their thinking is reflected in the quality of their organisation’s service delivery.

Article by 8 November 2018