Neurodiversity, and the adaptive brain.

The key to all learning is intrinsic motivation – the fundamental driver for learning motivation is curiosity. Download and read Liaquat Lal’s article on the adaptive brain here.

The key to all learning is intrinsic motivation – the fundamental driver for learning motivation is curiosity. Download and read Liaquat Lal’s article on the adaptive brain here.

Better you, Better me

Many workplaces play people off against each other, creating a culture of what they call ‘healthy competition’ – with rewards for meeting targets, pitting each member of the team against their peers and showcasing the stars who perform best.

Many workplaces play people off against each other, creating a culture of what they call ‘healthy competition’ – with rewards for meeting targets, pitting each member of the team against their peers and showcasing the stars who perform best.

Hidden costs of the people dimension in M&A

[fusion_text] [An edited version of this article appeared in the June 2016 edition of Training Journal] It’s boom time again for Mergers and Acquisitions. 2015 set a new record for global M&A activity, according to MergerMarket’s Global and Regional M&A: 2015 report, with a total value of $4.3 trillion, a 30% increase over 2014. Activity … Continue reading “Hidden costs of the people dimension in M&A”

Change: it’s about why as well as how and what

  Change comes attached to a quite a range of adjectives nowadays : inevitable, constant, accelerating, stimulating… ‘Big’ comes up a fair bit too. Despite Darwin’s efforts, discussions in the fifth floor and above favour revolution (although the chosen word is ‘transformation’) over evolution. But a recent blog posting by Neil Morrison, Group HR Director at … Continue reading “Change: it’s about why as well as how and what”

Ambition, aspiration and ability: matching the table and chairs

Maybe it’s one of life’s lessons – albeit one of the ones that takes a little longer to sink in than, say, simultaneous equations or how to lie while smiling – that rewards and promises are far from the same thing, and that the things we see as being our longed-for ‘just desserts’ can quite often turn out to be, … well, just deserts. And life has a way of putting the sand into sandwiches.

Maybe it’s one of life’s lessons – albeit one of the ones that takes a little longer to sink in than, say, simultaneous equations or how to lie while smiling – that rewards and promises are far from the same thing, and that the things we see as being our longed-for ‘just desserts’ can quite often turn out to be, … well, just deserts. And life has a way of putting the sand into sandwiches.

The future’s bright, the future is …

As an employee, my main concern while reading PwC’s The Future of work – a journey to 2022 report was not so much that the two other alternative worlds that it envisages as co-existing with a ‘Green’ scenario’ were less attractive (the Blue World represents an amped-up corporate world that I found reminiscent of the backdrop painted in the film Rollerball, while the Orange World combines organisational fragmentation and outsourcing with a hefty dose of networking and technology), but that the prevalence of opportunities to locate oneself in a specific world would most likely be arbitrary.

As an employee, my main concern while reading PwC’s The Future of work – a journey to 2022 report was not so much that the two other alternative worlds that it envisages as co-existing with a ‘Green’ scenario’ were less attractive (the Blue World represents an amped-up corporate world that I found reminiscent of the backdrop painted in the film Rollerball, while the Orange World combines organisational fragmentation and outsourcing with a hefty dose of networking and technology), but that the prevalence of opportunities to locate oneself in a specific world would most likely be arbitrary.