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Do you know anyone with this approach to performance management? Actually, it doesn’t work.
Quiz time! Have a go at the challenge below. In each case, select answer ‘a’ or answer ’b’ in response to the question, “Which is better?” Question 1 a) “Can I have a cup of tea please?” b) “Can I have … Continue reading
I’ve just got back from America, and because I don’t have the ability to switch off the systems thinking part of my brain, I kept noticing ‘systemsy’ stuff whilst I was there, so I thought I’d share a few observations … Continue reading
***Warning – if you are a small child do not read all the way to the end of this post*** Well it must be that festive time of year again as all things Christmassy are starting to appear everywhere around me. … Continue reading
These imposing monolithic structures, silhouetted against the moody twilight sky, are silos. Actual silos. Not theoretical silos in a book about organisational structures or systems design, but vast, towering, dirty, functional, tangible silos, silently displacing thousands upon thousands of cubic metres of … Continue reading
GRUDGE MATCH!! In the red corner: “Our people are our greatest asset”. “The people ARE the system”. In the blue corner: “94% of performance comes from the system; 6% from the people”. Which is better? There’s only one way to … Continue reading
In no particular order… 1. A London bus has been found in Antarctica. 2. Numerical targets don’t cause dysfunctional behaviour. 3. A World War Two bomber was once photographed on the moon. 4. League tables are a statistically robust method of comparing peers. … Continue reading
This beast is the legendary Scoobmeister. Some of you may even have seen it in real life if you’ve been particularly lucky. Anyway, I think it’s great. “And your point is, Simon..?” you might be thinking. Well it’s this – over … Continue reading
Imagine you’ve been out to a restaurant for a meal and when you get home, you experience agonising stomach cramps, blurred vision and other symptoms too horrible to describe here. When you’re well enough to leave the house, you return … Continue reading