Have you ever been “Trumped”

November 28, 2016 Team Management Comments Off on Have you ever been “Trumped”

Anger, sadness, confusion, apathy and happiness: just a few emotions that Americans are feeling as they continue to riot about the election of Donald Trump as their new president elect. And whilst we find similarities between the outcome of the presidential election and Brexit, one thing remains certain, he was fairly elected and resistance is forever futile. What about however, when you get a new manager who is as ideologically,…

Read More

Improving Your Company’s Productivity

November 07, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Improving Your Company’s Productivity

The UK workforce is relatively unproductive. France and Germany both have efficiency levels that are 30% higher than that of the UK. Only in October did productivity levels return to normal after an all-time low following the recent economic crisis. The latest evidence suggests, the increase in productivity is fuelled by longer working hours and more people being in employment. We are yet to see if this is going to…

Read More

Long-Serving Heroes: Good or Bad for Business?

September 26, 2016 Team Management Comments Off on Long-Serving Heroes: Good or Bad for Business?

There have been numerous shifts in working trends in the past decade. Firstly, staff are not always sitting at office desks to do their work anymore. More and more tasks are being completed remotely, via networks accessible from a home computer, or when out-and-about via a mobile or tablet. Another significant change is the concept of ‘hot-desking’. Staff are no longer confined to a single desk, and hot-desking is much…

Read More

How to mix Workforce Flexibility With Business Goals

June 20, 2016 Team Management Comments Off on How to mix Workforce Flexibility With Business Goals

The annual job seeker survey of 2015, discovered that employees across the UK and US are looking for employers who are offering better work-life balance. Part of this is a more dynamic approach to how work can be conducted with flexible working hours and telecommuting. The pros and cons of workforce flexibility for businesses have long been debated. Yahoo! famously cut its virtual working programme in 2013, and other big…

Read More

There is no I in Team

When people think of leadership these days, there is often the misconception of someone at the top who is an autocrat, or someone in charge that people have to (or need to follow). Yet workplace values and dynamics have significantly changed from when leadership was very much delivered this way. Today, leaders need to think beyond themselves and start to look at what building a great team means. This has…

Read More