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Thinking about changing corporate culture in a different way – maybe?

This article on the Bain website is called “Culture’s Role in Corporate Transformation“.  But I draw it to your attention because it develops a pragmatic approach to managing culture (in as much as culture can ever be “managed”).  It proposes … Continue reading

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Flexible working and remote working are not the same thing

Saw this tweet from Citrix UK & Ireland today – “Despite today’s #technology, 1/3 of managers feel flexible working worsens employees’ productivity levels”.  My immediate reaction was that 1/3 of managers are not managing flexible working properly, because all the … Continue reading

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The world of work in 2030

Scenario planning originated in Shell as a result of the 1973 energy crisis.  Scenarios are developed by taking one or two major trends and extrapolating them into the future.  The idea is to devise a number of alternative scenarios, each … Continue reading

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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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