Management


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 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 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 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


Aug 02 2018

Managing underperformance in staff

As many organisations enter their season for bonuses, it’s time to take a look at any underperformance that may be happening within your organisation. Even if your company doesn’t operate a bonus scheme, it’s important to regularly review staff performance in order


Jul 16 2018

Can your career afford to ignore finance?

By Deborah Maguire Many managers would rather not spend too much time on finance, so if you feel that way just know you’re not alone! Perhaps it’s the bit of your job that you never really have/make time for, or maybe


Jul 12 2018

What can managers learn from Brexit?

Leadership is primarily about introducing change. Management is about implementing the change. It is nigh on impossible to ignore the process of Brexit. It is a conversation point amongst friends, discussed on the radio and making headlines in the newspapers. Sadly there is one element


Jun 28 2018

Being an effective leader: do you agree?

By David Goodman Have you ever wondered what the key components of great leadership really are? There are several obvious components of leadership, the first being vision; your destination or, put simply, where you’re taking your team. The second is strategy. How are


Jun 06 2018

Change: leading teams through transition

By Dr Michael Cassop Thompson Organisational life is characterised by change, and it is generally accepted that if an organisation is to prosper then change is inevitable. Change may be continuous and incremental, or more revolutionary (and of course, all shades in between). Primarily,

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