Mental ill health at work is thought to cost UK employers £26bn each year – on average £1,035 per employee. Fifteen million sick days per year are due to stress, anxiety and depression. Time to take it seriously then and stop treating it like a taboo subject. The Movember Foundation has started a campaign to […]
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GSK recently appointed Emma Walmsley, a 47-year old mother, as CEO. The debate rumbles about whether the company was pressured to choose a woman to fit some quota. Perhaps the real question is how can she boost her, and GSK’s, odds of success? Despite her internal promotion, she will need to take an outsider’s mindset, […]
When making decisions, we often revert back to what we know. Given the need to adapt to change, those old answers may not be the best. We can help ourselves by asking questions; process questions that enable us to learn and reapply the learning are different from those that seek information only. Quiet time allows […]
Ask someone how they are these days, and they’ll likely answer “busy”. We measure our worth not by the results we achieve, but by how much of our time we spend doing. The Scandinavians have a different approach to life. Swedish companies have instigated a 6-hour working day; and Danes are living by Hygge – […]
We need a new operating model, a distributed decision-making structure that adapts to the needs of its stakeholders. Zappos has been experimenting with holacracy, (self-management), as one way to achieve that. Holacracy has its detractors, given the 14 percent turnover at the company; but those who remain are building decision-making skills and are better aligned […]