Rod Collins | 06 Oct 2020
Rather than simply a public health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic is a social system crisis that demands solutions based on the evidence of data, rather than simplistic responses based on the opinions of experts.
In today's troubled times, even the most successful business can find itself in difficulty. So how can businesses plan for an uncertain future?
Habits are efficient. Without them, we would need to find a response to every situation no matter how many times we had experienced it before. But how do you change an old habit or create a new one?
In the post-Covid era of flexible work, physical and remote workspaces will coexist. But the question is: how can this fragmented set-up be effectively managed?
This year has presented companies with a series of seemingly insurmountable problems. But those that find ways to engage their employees in the design of solutions are likely to rise above the adversity.
Rod Collins | 03 Sep 2020
How is it that sometimes when we come together in groups, we are extraordinarily brilliant, but at other times we are incredibly dumb? The answer is the difference between collective intelligence and groupthink.
There are four main obstacles to corporate innovation that can stifle the potential of organisations of all sizes. Understanding how to overcome them is key to a healthy future for every business.
Even faced by a global pandemic, we don't seem able to bridge our tribal divides and leverage our differences to find solutions, rather than using them to further destroy us.
Barriers to productivity are many and varied, but the vast majority of them are by-products of the destructive attitudes and behaviors of leaders.
The Connected Manager
21 Sep 2020
People who work remotely often claim to be ‘more productive? But productivity is a long-term measurement that means more than just getting more tasks finished in a given time period.
11 Aug 2020
Turning raw data into meaningful information is a key part of a manager's job. And smart managers know that webinars or videoconferencing tools can help translate one into the other.
A conversation with historian and sociologist Dr. Rainer Zitelmann, about his new book “The Art of a Successful Life? how we can all benefit from reading more and how to survive these testing times.
What are offices going to look like in a post-pandemic world? How can they become safe and productive spaces?
Could a compulsory Covid-19 test become part of our regular working routine? In this Q&A, we ask two UK lawyers about the complex legal issues employers need to consider.
USA Weightlifting’s CEO, Phil Andrews, explains how his organisation has managed to stay afloat during the pandemic.
As many as six out of 10 employees in the UK who are now working from home are nervous about the prospect of having to go back to their usual workplace after the lockdown is lifted, a new survey has found.
Most change initiatives fail to deliver. Here's why.
Improve your personal creativity and help organizations do the same.
Because good service starts with good management.
Have we learned anything new about leadership over the past few decades?
How to put the "we" into a team.