Moai – buried, but that one looks a bit toppled I’m thrilled with my latest T-Shirt purchase,“something buried in the dirt cannot topple”, it’s all about the slogan….. My interpretation; if you are deeply involved to something at a practical level (buried in the dirt), you are less likely to be easily disrupted (toppled) […]
If you want to understand your own culture, spend some time in someone else’s
Almost everywhere I go at the moment someone is trying to change their organisation’s culture. “We are striving for; a learning culture, a feedback culture, a continuous improvement culture, a client focused culture, a listening culture, a culture vulture, blah blah blah.” A while ago I heard some good advice from Fons Trompenaars at Academi […]
If I ruled the world, all public sector senior managers would do a secondment in the community by @Jargonautical
I recently overhead one of those slightly awkward “what’s your job” dinner conversations. Guest 1,”I’m an NHS Senior Manager”…..Guest 2, “Oh” ……. Guest 1, “I’m actually a nurse by background. I did all my practical training on the hospital wards, qualified as a nurse and moved into management much later on”…… the conversation went well […]
Encouraging Innovation. Use some Naive Experts, Belbin Resource Investigators and send them ‘back to the floor’.
Here is something you may have encountered. Situation: A major problem with a service not meeting the needs of customers. If you don’t innovate you will be deeper in trouble or out of business. Answer: Assemble a team of subject matter experts to promote innovation. Result: A deep focus upon improving what already exists but […]