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.
Author: David McClory MBA
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
The real benefits of equalities and diversity
What are the real benefits of equalities and diversity in the workplace beyond the sloppy, unsubstantiated generalised statements usually trotted out as 'benefits'? Is there evidence to support the idea effective E&D brings competitive advantage and benefits to businesses?
Why do we need Equalities and Diversity in the workplace?
What are the benefits of equalities and diversity in the workplace? Why do we need it? is there evidence of value to it?
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.
Moving on; leaving the job
When is the right time to leave the job you know you're good at? Faking it - Saying yes and learning later.
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?
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