Social media can kill…

I recently spoke at a couple of CIPD branch meetings in Hatfield and Milton Keynes on the subject of Social Engagement and Collaboration. You can access my slides here if you would like to see them. As the middle of three speakers and in the company of an unexpectedly positive HR audience (!) I was…

Carnival of HR: Challenging the future of the organisation…

Well here it is folks – my first ever hosting of the illustrious Carnival of HR and what an honour. Hopefully it won’t be my last šŸ˜‰ To make things a little more interesting I decided to pick a theme, which turned out to be “challenging the future of the organisation”. It’s been a hotly…

Traffic management: The new Organisational Effectiveness…

I recently wrote a post about challenging conventional wisdom and taking a counterĀ intuitiveĀ approach to solving problems. A couple of articles in the evening standard back in February made me consider how the principles of modern traffic management can provide interesting cue’s for a rethink of how we should challenge the conventional wisdom around managing people…

Conversation is the new currency…

Engagement. It’s the word on every self respecting HR professionals lips right now. A multi billion dollar industry has even formed around the subject on the back of eye wateringly large budgets invested by organisations in the pursuance of an ā€œengagedā€ workforce.Ā Despite it being a business priority, and there being more evidence than you can…

A new dawn…

I’ve never been that big on having a grand plan for my career. Things started well with a nice big slug of conformity and success, but after 10 years I was left thinking “Is this it? Is this the best we can do with people in organisations?”. I knew it wasn’t of course, but there…