Category Archives: Organisation

  1. The 9 box model explained

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    September 15, 2014 by Neil

    The nine box model exists in most companies. Some have twelve, some have sixteen. Because they’re greedy. You may not …
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  2. True choice is sacrifice


    September 1, 2014 by Neil

    True choice is about making selections and accepting sacrifices. Yet our organisational history is of pretending we are offering choice, whilst really disempowering the individual by not letting them take responsibility for their selections. Instead we have tried to pretend that everything is possible and achievable. It isn’t. We can’t be and we can’t have everything. We will always have to choose.

  3. We are our choices


    August 4, 2014 by Neil

    If the world of work is changing, and I think we all need to accept that it is, and if the employment relationship is changing. Then why are we still managing the employee life cycle in the way that we’ve been doing for decades? What’s wrong with choice? What’s wrong with freedom? And why can’t we design the organisation to provide it?

  4. Because you’re worth it. Aren’t you?


    July 21, 2014 by Neil

    How would the HR function better if it was a profit centre? Would it focus the mind? Would it make the function add more value and focus more on organisational needs? And could all these things be achieved anyway, without changing the cost model?