Stepping into Other People’s Shoes

A close friend of mine started a trial period in a small company in London. He was struck by how informal everything was: no project briefings, no team meetings (even though, apparently, there were teams), no paper contracts, no Health and Safety talks. Being laid back himself, this didn't worry him too much (and the … Continue reading Stepping into Other People’s Shoes

Making Time for Reflection

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On Fads, Trends and Shifting our Focus.

I've started reading Rupert Brown's Group Processes, first published in 1988. The first sentence reminded me of how quickly we can change our minds about what's important in the workplace. "For some years now, at least in the industrialized West, groups have received rather a bad press". I know he's talking about groups in general, … Continue reading On Fads, Trends and Shifting our Focus.

Towards Collective Accountability

"If we wait for the government, it's going to be too little too late;As individuals, it's just going to be too little,But if we do it as communities, together, it might just be enough, just in time."Spoken by Ben Brangwyn from Transition Network in Peter Day's In Business Podcast 'Growing Pains'. (Transcription into verse, is … Continue reading Towards Collective Accountability