Harnessing the Living Entity in your Organisation *

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In companies and public service organisations, senior managers face similar challenges to raise performance and provide added value.  Their technology, markets, resources and context will differ but they will assert that their people are their most important asset but still struggle to optimize innovation and performance of their people.  In the turbulent months ahead, it is even more important to harness the living entities in your organisation not just to survive but to discover new ways of growing and adapting […]

Entitlement to request time off for training – motivating staff

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Employee surveys and other sources have shown that staff feel more committed to their organisation if they believe that opportunities for training are available to them. That is so even if individuals do not take up such training. One may think therefore that that the new right to request time off for training would have been more welcome but, due to its nature, it has attracted criticism as just being more red tape. Many employers do provide training that is […]

Reducing costs and maintaining key skills

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Managers have faced the need to contain or reduce costs for many years although the current economic climate has accentuated that for many.  The growing interest in innovative ways to reduce costs will be reviewed in this and subsequent articles over the next few months.  Many articles describe the ‘new’ approaches but omit to explain crucial building blocks for those to be successful. Perhaps the most common approach is to seek a pay freeze or even a pay cut.  That […]