Category Archives: Chap 11 Jobs and people

Agile organisations – soon to become the norm?

Agility and being agile seem to be today’s buzz words.  In our book we discuss agility with regards production processes.   Recently in this blog, we have discussed the concept of agile project management.  Now this McKinsey & Company article … Continue reading

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Life at Lego

This three minute video gives insight into Lego’s organisational culture.

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Insight into Google’s organisational culture

This BBC video takes a look at Google’s organisational culture.  

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Splash Damage – a different kind of ‘factory tour’

Insight into the organisational culture of this video game company in three minutes.

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It’s not about free snacks… engagement and culture compared

Came across this interesting strategy+business article that identifies the difference between organisational culture and employee engagement.  I could not quite understand why it mentioned “free snacks”  Then came across this USA Today article headlined “The key to happiness at work is free … Continue reading

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Automated fast food and casual dining restaurants and kitchens

These are not one off restaurants.  There are chains using this robot technology in Japan.

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Operations Insights from Purple Cubed

Purple Cubed are an “employee engagement” and “talent management” consulting firm, with clients operating “people centric” businesses, especially in the hospitality industry.  Their consulting services are underpinned by their ‘Talent Toolbox’ which digitises “critical people processes like talent reviews, goal … Continue reading

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Enabling work in the gig economy

Having mentioned gigtogig in yesterday’s blog, I thought you’d be interested to see how it works in practice… And this is how the operator makes work available to potential workers…

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When corporate cultures clash…

When American retail giant Walmart acquired online retailer jet.com last year it hit the headlines because of the $3.3 bn price tag.  Subsequently, the merged companies have been in the news because of the ongoing clash between their two corporate … Continue reading

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“Good work”?

Yesterday, Matthew Taylor launched his  “Review of Modern Working Practices”.   Commissioned by the UK government this was specifically to report on the so-called ‘gig economy’ and zero hours contracts.  This link takes you to the Royal Society of Arts … Continue reading

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