Stepping Into Flexible Working

By:

December 10th, 2019

no comments

The idea of flexible working seems great but what are the pitfalls we need to watch out for when planning to go down this route, so take some time to prepare properly.  The UK’s legislation enables anyone to apply for flexible working arrangements and the organisation is required to treat their request in a reasonable […]

The Inner Critic – creating your own self-esteem

By:

December 2nd, 2019

no comments

He keeps me awake all night worrying about the future, chiding me for my mistakes. Planning for my inevitable downfall. Noticing how bright and attractive everyone is and how I become insignificant in their presence. He pounces on any evidence that backs up his negative opinions of me and ignores any suggestion that he might be […]

Learning to know about organisation design

By:

November 28th, 2019

no comments

In my last blog post, I considered what actually learning about Organisation Design entails, and where to focus. I began by suggesting a number of principles that might usefully underpin your approach to learning about and how to ‘do’ Organisation Design, and in this post I am going to unpack what learning really means in […]

Mental Health and well-being in UK organisations: managers are feeling the strain, and it’s getting tougher

By:

November 27th, 2019

no comments

Carol Hatcher and Arlene Egan Founded in 1946, Roffey Park Institute’s origins lie in improving the health and wellbeing of people at work. Since then health and wellbeing at work has grown in importance and whilst improvements have been made, there is still much more than can be done. Against a prevailing climate of social, […]

Building a workforce of diverse talent

By:

November 27th, 2019

no comments

Meysam Poorkavoos and Ana Karakusevic What does the future hold for the workplace?  We can’t step into a time machine to find the answer, but we know already that automation and AI will have a huge impact and there is growing disquiet about the skills and capabilities that humans will need in the future. Research […]