The 4-day working week – does it work?

What are the benefits of a 4 day working week for businesses and organisations? Is it as productive as a standard five day week? The arguments for and against 4 day week vs standard 5 day week, reducing stress, increasing productivity and its viability for business and organisational environments. Examples of businesses that have trialled 4 day weeks and evidence.

Harnessing the power and potential of diversity in the workforce

How can a business harness the opportunities of diversity in their workforce, and what benefits can embracing equalities and diversity bring to a business? Simply complying with equalities legislation brings no benefits; creating a strategy that embraces and harnesses diversity to create competitive advantage is the key to creating business opportunities and adding value

Kanban in Practice: using Kanban to drive performance in the public sector

What is Kanban? How do you use Kanban as programme and project management tool? How can you use Kanban effectively in practice? Putting Kanban into practice as a project management tool in the public sector to drive service delivery

What is Kanban? Using Kanban to manage work in progress and project delivery

What is Kanban? How can I use Kanban Boards to monitor projects and product development and delivery? Kanban is a visual and flexible project and programme/program management tool that can be adapted to support any project and product development system.

Why do an MBA?

Since starting the MBA I've been asked by family, friends and colleagues: Why do an MBA? What are the benefits of an MBA? Is it worth doing an MBA?

Now I've completed the MBA and finally have time to reflect I can ask myself: Why did I decide to do an MBA? What did I want from from an MBA? What did I think the benefits of an MBA would be? Why did I put myself through the financial strain, endless nights of study and self-imposed social alienation that a part-time MBA requires?

...and finally:

Was it worth it?

Assessing corporate culture in practice #2 – Using Kotter and Schein to assess culture

Using Kotter and Schein to assess culture in a large organisation in practice. How can you assess the corporate culture of an organisation using Shein's Iceberg Theory and Kotter's Cultural Alignment Theory. The second post on assessing organisational culture.

Assessing corporate culture in practice #1 – Kotter’s Culture vs Performance assessment

Using Kotter's Culture vs Performance assessment theory in practice to assess the quality and alignment of culture to strategy in a large organisation. Pugh, Lawrence and Lorsch, and Kotter