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Jun 14

If you thought the crazed despot, Adolf Hitler, was long dead, you’re right, but you’re also wrong. Today he’s alive and well, although not in Germany – e’s much more global than that – for it’s the internet where he lives now. Collective memory When I say lives, I should probably clarify that by saying ‘is mentioned’,

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Apr 26

In the make-believe world of movies and TV (and just because I love a quotable one-liner), sometimes ‘there’s just no room for sentiment’. In the very real world of organisational research of course, sentiment is absolutely everything. After all, how can companies and cultures really change if leaders don’t understand how the working environments they create

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Mar 23

There’s a current trend that exists right now that I simply can’t quite get my head around. At a time when there is so much chatter about the demise of the traditional employee survey, some organisations are responding by doing more surveys. Let’s be clear about this – a survey is still a survey, no

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Mar 9

Management as a Science With the influx of technology and academic attention, management is no longer an art but a science. The ability to understand and harness the informal social ties between people can allow organisations to reach new levels of effectiveness. A quick look at human evolutionary history reveals that the key to our

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Feb 6

Anyone who knows me will, (I hope!) concur that I’m not a huge fan of the ever-expanding volume of corporate terminology that finds itself floating around. Sometimes simplicity is forgotten; sometimes a spade really is, just a spade, but in order to sound clever, verboseness is reverted to. For many, there’s been a particular phrase that

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