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The Future of Work

Humans have certain anthropological drivers. Smart organisations recognise that to fully engage their people at work, they need to cater for these drivers. The industrial era gave rise to great economic progress because it recognised the power of process and automation. In the perfect scenario, the factory would be fully automated because humans are inherently

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Unlock the Hidden Profits in your Inventory

Have you ever been to a business and been amazed at the amount of stock they hold? I recently visited a regional town and spent some time walking the high street and went past one of the clothing retail stores that seem to stock everything – literally everything. If they stock a polo shirt, they

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CEO Alert: You have bullies in your organisation

Why is this happening? Our natural reaction is to assume that there is something wrong with the way the workplace is being managed or with one or more of the individuals involved. That is necessarily not the case! Bullying is often normal human communication gone wrong. It can happen in the very best organisations. In

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Avoiding M&A Cliches

Recognition: I was sitting down to write this article and found that Tim Galpin, Senior Lecturer, Said Business School, Oxford University had already expressed views identical to mine. Allow me then to recognise Tim as the original author and thank him for his views. Choosing to grow organically or by acquisition Faced with a choice of

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