Controversial title, perhaps, but those of you who have worked with me will know that I put a very, very high value on activities that support people growth and development. Every large business I have worked in has missed opportunities to during the quarterly and annual appraisal processes to reward, motivate and define responsibilities for… Continue reading Annual review: genuine tool to motivate or tick box exercise?
In the process of speaking with businesses, whether to work for them or with them, one thing I always check out are their values. It’s a great indicator of what they hold dear, how complicated they make the internal culture (and a handy indicator of where past cultural issues may have been!) For some, they… Continue reading Values and behaviours – why they really matter at work.
In this week’s post, I wanted to address a topic that our cousins across the Atlantic have pretty well put to bed, but in Europe and Asia, remains a tricky and sensitive subject: remote working. Wherever you chose to work right now, at some point in the near future, ALL roles and tasks delivered by… Continue reading 4 reasons bosses are struggling to accept remote working
I was recently sat next to someone in an office and I inadvertently observed a conference call they were hosting. It made me cringe – clearly some people were late, or didn’t even arrive on the call, others seemed to be talking over their colleagues, and from my line of sight, it was clear that… Continue reading Have we forgotten our manners at work?
I recently read yet another excellent post from the fabulous folks over at Userlike. Whilst they are often focused on the customer, this time they focused on the team serving the customer. You can read their post here, but in essence, it’s some sound advice on avoiding burn out within your customer facing teams. And… Continue reading Employer’s responsibility for mental health at work
As it’s been 4 months since I started my new life in Portugal, I thought it would be fun to write a short series of posts to share how, as a foreigner, it feels to experience Portuguese service and culture. In the first of this series,“Process before customer”, I’ll focus on some of the actual… Continue reading CX Portugal 1: Process before customer
As we head into summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere!) and the pace adjusts slightly, hopefully giving us a little time to reflect, develop and plan, I wanted to share two posts that relate to HOW we achieve our goals and WHAT we can and should expect from those around us in the process. … Continue reading Three people (dis)engagement behaviours to watch out for