Nov 13 2018

Are you wasting time on teambuilding?

Harvard business Review recently ran a leading article titled “stop wasting money on teambuilding”. The article, based on research carried out over a number of years by Carlos Valdes-Dapena, suggests that companies are wasting their money on increasingly different team-building activities. He gave an example

Oct 12 2018

Common causes of poor internal communication

Communication is an integral part of any organisation, and if your internal communication isn’t right then there could be some serious problems. Good internal communication, however, informs and motivates employees. It supports strategic development and ensures that everyone is clear about what the organisation

Oct 04 2018

Understanding performance management

There are so many different aspects of management, but performance management is one that shouldn’t be pushed to the side for ‘another day’. Instead, view it as a technique which benefits your team member, your team, and your organisation.What is performance management? Beyond

Sep 25 2018

Getting started with self-awareness

We often rush through the day; getting on with our work without really giving our thoughts and feelings space, and not realising how our reactions or actions are impacting those around us. When we do this we’re lacking self-awareness, a helpful tool that has

Sep 19 2018

Monitoring and evaluation - why bother?

By Howard Exton-Smith Monitoring and evaluation is often an afterthought, however they’re invaluable in helping an organisation to check the ‘bottom line’. In a business this might be profit, but in a not-for profit organisation the question may well be “are we making

Aug 30 2018

4 personal qualities of successful influencers

Influencing can be a powerful skill when done correctly, but when done wrong it can either result in destroyed confidence or accusations of manipulation. We expect that you didn’t set out to achieve either of those things when you made your attempt at influencing.

Aug 23 2018

5 benefits of Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence has been popular in the business world since 1995, and although 23 years have passed it still plays a huge role in successful businesses. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is a big fan of Emotional intelligence, and has used it in the past to

Aug 16 2018

The 6 core values of networking

Hands up who enjoys networking! You probably have your hands firmly by your sides, right? Well, you’re not alone. Whilst 25% of professionals admit to not networking at all, 41% would like to networking more frequently – so what’s the problem? Many of us assume

Aug 09 2018

Why planning and office management go hand in hand

Office management is an extremely varied role that requires a huge number of skills; communication, financial, and organisation are just a few that are needed. We could easily write 100 blogs covering every aspect of office management, but right now we want to focus on one

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