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?
4-day working week in practice
What's it like to work a 4-day working week? Does it really help reduce stress while maintaining productivity? Experience on adopting a 4-day working week, reviewing and exploring the arguments for and against the 4-day working week, the opportunities and challenges of the concept.
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.
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
Recruiting the wrong person & firing someone for the first time
Ever have to fire someone before? Wondering what is the best way to fire someone? My own experiences of hiring the wrong person for a job and having to fire them at short notice. Learn from my mistakes to do it better yourself.
Applying for public sector jobs
Thinking of applying for a public sector job? How do you successfully apply for a public sector job? The application process for public sector jobs can be complicated, understanding how to complete the application can mean the difference between your application going in the bin, or getting an interview.
Courageous Conversations: Dealing with difficult employees
How do you deal with a difficult employee? How do you tell a difficult staff member that their behaviour or performance is unacceptable? How do you have a 'courageous conversation' with a difficult member of staff and get your point across successfully? Step-by-step guide for any manager to conduct a courageous conversations and deal with a difficult employee and avoid escalating the situation.