Category Archives: Galvanize people

This section is about the relationship between the organisation and its people. We talk glibly about people being an organisation’s biggest asset, but what do we really mean?

Asset? Really?

When did we start referring to people as assets? It’s clearly better than seeing them as liabilities, but is that really the choice? A fork lift truck is an asset. A flip chart stand is an asset. Neither of these … Continue reading

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Eliminating misery at work

This is the subject of one of my rants. We spend more of our adult lives working than anything else. What possible justification is there for work to be miserable – or to make us miserable? I believe that we … Continue reading

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Work life balance denounced

What a rotten idea, work life balance. It causes far more imbalance than anything else. As with all the fashions that organisations get drawn into like a new religion, it soon loses any sign of sense. At the extreme it … Continue reading

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Rights and obligations

Society has become obsessed with rights, but seems unwilling to accept the obligations that come along with that. We claim the right to be completely safe from harm, including self-inflicted harm. We should be warned that coffee is hot and … Continue reading

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The stress fashion

There’s a lot of it about. Work related stress costs us more than £3.7 billion a year. Everyone has a different tolerance level, is affected by different triggers, and will respond differently to stress. There are four kinds of stress: … Continue reading

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