What if I were to tell you that after discounting the hours we spend being paid for our skills by someone else, sleeping or commuting, the time we have left over is nearly enough to do two more full-time jobs. 62 hours, in fact. How do we use that time more effectively?
In my last post (available here) I explored the arguments for and against the 4-day working week, outlining perceived opportunities and challenges of the concept. I also examined emerging evidence on the benefits for both businesses and employees. In this post I’ll be reviewing the claims in each side of the argument from my own…
Putting Kanban into practice as a project management tool in the public sector to drive service delivery
When is the right time to leave the job you know you’re good at? Faking it – Saying yes and learning later.
Since starting the MBA I’ve been asked by family, friends and colleagues: Why do 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?
5 months ago I embarked on the challenging task of seeking to assess and influence the culture of my organisation. Using a range of management theories and concepts, I’ve managed to characterise the organisation and develop a long-term cultural vision for the organisation. This blog will look at some of the successes, and failures of…
I recently had to let someone go with very short notice and it’s not something I’m particularly comfortable with and left me with a few restless nights. I’ve been thinking in detail about what I could have done differently. I employed a temp on contract to cover for me whilst on a 6 month…