Judgement That Impacts on Your Email / Internet Policies

The European Court of Human Rights’ judgment on the right of a Romanian worker to privacy in his email accounts clarifies the boundary for UK employers on rights to privacy in the workplace. In this case, the employer asked Bărbulescu to set up an email account for work purposes. He was subsequently dismissed after his […]
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Workforce Agility

The world of work has changed. Successful organisations know something others don’t: slow, steady and consistent no longer win the race. Competitive businesses today are fast, flexible and – most importantly - agile. They create fewer obstacles to responding quickly. They take unpredictable, dynamic market trends in stride. They sidestep when necessary to keep moving […]
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High-Performing Teams and The Case For Self-Selection

“…having the right to choose group features fosters co-operation” Previous research has shown that how well team members get on and connect with one another can lead to higher levels of performance. However, with traditional team set-ups, where people are recruited in, it can take a long time to get to a point where team […]
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Five Ways to Learn Faster

In the quest to grow as a leader and as a person, you need others' help, you need to learn fast, and it won’t hurt to make your own luck. Yves Morieux, senior partner at strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group, has developed an index to show how business complexity has increased sixfold during the past […]
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Sales Management at the Heart?

The following article was written by Paul Bridle. I read an article recently saying that “CEOs who put sales management at the heart of their agenda have captured astonishing growth — outstripping their peers by 50 to 80 percent in terms of revenue and profitability”. I was a little astonished at this. To me it […]
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Why Coaching, Not Gadgets, is Key to Getting The Most Out Of Employees

Forget the gadgets and “lifehacks” to increase productivity, research shows that managers need to become coaches to get the best out of their employees. Coaching means many things, from simply listening to staff, to helping them set personal goals or understand the company’s objectives. When employees understand the business goals, they can make their own decisions and […]
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Six Best Practices We Can All Get Behind

Employees don’t exist in a performance vacuum, and their environment and organizational systems impact the results they produce. Here are six practices no learning leader will disagree with. Experienced and successful learning leaders know something their less successful peers don’t. Their secret isn’t about learning design or delivery or some new technology. Their secret isn’t even […]
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