A brief History of meetings. Formal structured meetings have been around from the start of civilisation. There is evidence going back over 3,000 years to the Grecian agora (markets) where ‘conversations’ between groups of buyers, sellers and co-workers took place in...
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It’s important not just from an HR perspective but for everyone in the organisation, the leadership team needs to look at the organization holistically and so if you’re going to change one of those levers you need to understand how it’s impacting the others …..
Written by Tony Devine The length of time we spend working for the same company, known as job tenure, has reduced over the years. What are the implications, negative and positive? I am fortunate to have had long careers with two large and growing global companies. As...
The idea of hybrid/blended working has alot of positives however there are concerns to think how to manage. Feedback and surveys say the areas that have been impacted negatively by remote working has been training of new hires (graduates & trainees), informal chats that inspire ideas/solutions as well as spontaneous brainstorming and innovation. There is also concern those that who work remotely may be overlooked for promotion, “out of sight out of mind” particularly women as there is an expectation that women may take up remote/hybrid working more than men.
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