1. Stand and deliver


    September 8, 2014 by Neil

    My observations of HR functions over the years is that they’re just not that great at delivery. There are a myriad of reasons for this, some of which are of our own making. If we want to be taken seriously and really valued, we need to be delivering on time and on spec every day. On the big and the small.

  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. A letter to Penny


    August 11, 2014 by Neil

    Twenty two years ago I failed my A-levels. This week a bunch of people will go through that same experience. This is for them.

  4. 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?