Archive for the ‘Leadership and Management’ category

Managing remote teams: How to effectively manage remote employees

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May 6th, 2020

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What is managing remote teams? If we’d asked this question before March 2020, the answers would have been very different to now, when most organisations have had a crash course in managing employees working from home. I’ve been a social scientist looking at this area for almost 15 years, and it has been fascinating to […]

7 Essential Objectives of Management Development

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April 20th, 2020

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What are the seven key things that a manager or leader needs to be or do? What do they need to develop? These questions have been at the heart of my working life for many years. But the demands and pressures of working remotely during the Covid-19 lockdown have, for me, brought into sharper focus […]

The Adaptive Challenge of COVID-19

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March 26th, 2020

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COVID-19, Self-Isolation, Social-Distancing and Lockdown, new words in our everyday vocabulary. We are in a strange crisis, a battle with an unseen enemy. There is still a lot we don’t know and what we know adds to the complexity of the situation. We don’t know fully what the impact will be, how long this will […]

Three things to pay attention to during social isolation

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March 25th, 2020

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It’s my first week of ‘social confinement’.  As I look over my laptop screen towards the end of my garden, I am reminded that Eric Berne (1966) once wrote that “Most people become uneasy when they are faced with periods of unstructured time”.  How many of us are now find our lives unstructured, or even […]

Are you new to management? Here’s an A-Z guide to help you get those essential management skills

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March 24th, 2020

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Whether you are new to management or have several years’ experience under your belt, being a successful people manager can be exciting and challenging – and one of the most important roles in any organisation. So, it’s important to manage well.  You could have the most fantastic workplace, on paper – but there’s truth in […]