Here are two explanations of the same point. The picture and the academic text, choose which ever one you prefer. Following the why is good practice such a bad traveller post last week I thought I’d better back it up with a bit of academic rigour. Where better to look than one of the Welsh […]
Field notes to Report……..what we write down is different to what happens
If you are Welsh and have even the faintest interest in rugby you’ll know exactly what this picture is all about (just in case you don’t have read about why Allain Rolland was right). This isn’t a post complaining about referees, they are just like the rest of us, struggling to cope with the reality […]
Gemba Walks, Kaizen the Elvis way…..”walk a mile in my shoes”
This is a prelude to a post on the Gemba Mat improvement technique I saw used an IdeasUK networking event at Ricoh in Telford. Gemba Mat is a beautifully straightforward and effective improvement and employee engagement approach that is worthy of a build-up so I’ll leave you in anticipation. Gemba is a version of the […]
Employee Engagement – is 150 the Magic Number, plus something else?
Is there such a thing as the ‘best’ or ‘right’ number of people in a successful organisation? Last week I was at the Cardiff University Distinguished Lecture Series where I listened to Professor Robin Dunbar explain that around 150 people is the optimum number to maintain the informal relationships and cohesiveness that allow a community […]
“poxy communities of practice…” another reason for slow progess with social media?
A while back I wrote about why I thought lots of public servants don’t use social media at work. I’ve also met people from the private sector who are prevented from using it for similar reasons, explained as ‘lost productivity’ or ‘security issues’. Not a great position to take when this infographic of Cisco research (via stoweboyd.com) suggests that 56%of young professionals […]
“go to where the people are”
38 degrees – the angle beyond which an avalanche can happen. Clever! This follows the last post about why lots of public sector people don’t use social media for work. From the comments you’ll see there are exceptions, with people like Helen Reynolds and her Yammer group moving things forward. Keep up the good work! […]