Category Archives: Organisation

  1. The soft, warm fart of social acceptance


    November 10, 2014 by Neil

    Having the confidence to listen to and understand the voices that challenge and contradict with your own thoughts, opinions and views is key to growing and learning. Beware the individual or organisation that surrounds itself with those that placate.

  2. The consumerisation of #HR


    October 20, 2014 by Neil

    We have made our organisations to complex and over managed. We need to take a step back and work harder on simplification. But more than that we need to consumerise our offering, to think of employees and managers as the end user and design interventions around them. If we’re serious about adding value, let’s create the value that people want. Not the value we think they need.

  3. Engage your brain

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    October 6, 2014 by Neil

    There is an intrinsic stupidity in our focus on employee engagement. But it isn’t the thing that you probably think I’m going to say. Th stupidity comes from our belief that we create engagement, not disengagement.

  4. The fallacy of commerciality


    September 29, 2014 by Neil

    I’ve written before about my issues with the term “commercial HR”. It just doesn’t mean anything. Or it means different things to different people. So how do we challenge this effectively? And what can you do if you’re asked about this in an interview? Here are four questions that can help you work out what the person really wants and whether, in turn, you want to work for them.