I was reading an article recently about “benevolent sexism”. This argued that what had historically been seen in many cultures as chivalrous behavior, such as opening the door for a woman, was actually an insidious form of sexism because it was based on an underlying assumption that women needed support and couldn’t do things for […]
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I stayed at a top hotel in Las Vegas last weekend. It was a lovely hotel with generally nice staff but what came across as poor cross departmental trust and communication. I won’t name the hotel here but have written to them directly. Security were disparaging about the check-in staff (and the feeling was mutual), […]
At the “Future of Aerospace” event in Paris this past week, I took the opportunity to see what the great and the good of the industry were predicting. In particular I was eager to learn about the implications to the supply chain, which we are heavily involved with in the UK through Sharing In Growth. […]
A number of organizations move to a matrix organization structure in order to reduce costs by sharing resources and getting better utilization of people across the traditional silos of function and geography. This is often accompanied by a focus on cost-cutting through de-layering or reducing the number of middle managers. In some cases, organizations take […]
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