So August is over. When you came back from your holiday, relaxed and tanned, to find 600 e-mails waiting for you, you doubtless felt you needed another holiday to cope. So here’s a thought: delete the lot! Virtually all of them will have resolved while you were away and the urgent ones will call you anyway. […]
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Post on the need for wider cross cultural training by Kevan Hall, CEO, Global Integration HR departments work hard to ensure recruitment diversity, particularly where it’s legislated for, but the next big challenge is to maintain diversity. Whilst HR departments work hard to recruit, if those employed don’t fit comfortably into the corporate culture, they […]
An interesting UK TV programme on Channel 4 last night – “The Secret Life of Buildings – Work” – explored the impact of architecture on motivation, control, etc… Whilst it was a bit evangelical – not everything about trust and control in organizations is caused by the design of the buildings – it was an […]
Trying to seek order where there is none, seeking to understand ‘how it works’, is a fairly human reaction. For people working within matrixed organizations, it’s fairly natural, therefore, to try and map processes or structures. But for most networked or matrixed organizations this is such a complex task that by the time you have […]
Cross cultural awareness: Ramadan When work colleagues are celebrating Ramadan, which this year starts today (August 1, 2011) people from other cultures can find it hard to know what the right protocol is, and are often too afraid of causing offence or showing ignorance to ask. The ninth month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan marks […]
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