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Category Archives: change managment
Silence and the South Yorkshire Police
For 27 years, the South Yorkshire Police (SYP) were institutionally silent about their Hillsborough failures. For 27 years the officers maintained their silence. For 27 years, they fought hard to deny the truth. The issue was not a dispute over … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, change managment, coruption, culture, leadership, path dependency Tagged Corruptiion, culture, path dependency, Sexual abuse, Silence, South Yorkshire Police, Voice 1 Comment
Who was going to stop Roger Ailes?
In any organisation, the question is never “how did sexual harassment occur”, it is “who is going to stop it?” The organisation will not stop it unless someone stops him. The organisation as organisation will simply continue to function as … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, change managment, compliance, coruption, culture, leadership, Uncategorized Tagged Donald Trump, Fox News Channel, Gretchen Carlson, Republican Party United States, Roger Ailes, Sexual harassment, The New York Times Comments Off on Who was going to stop Roger Ailes?
Answering Drucker’s Questions for an information Organisation
Do you know what information your managers need to do their jobs?
How much of the data is for control and how much for information?
The answers to Drucker’s questions will tell how close you are to an information organisation Continue reading
Where do you discuss bad news?
In any organisation, you have to discuss bad news but few people consider where it is discussed. How you discuss bad news will influence, if not determine, the success of your company. The issue is more than critical upwards communication … Continue reading
Posted in change, change managment, culture, leadership, learning organisation, management, renewal Tagged Apple, bad news, Business, Company, Enron, management, Organization, Organizational culture, Senior management, senior managers 2 Comments
Is quality or timeliness the key to FOIA success?
Is quality or timeliness the key to FOIA success? If you work with freedom of information, you face an eternal debate: is it better to have a lower quality response on time or a complete response that is overdue. In … Continue reading
Posted in change, change managment, creative destruction, Uncategorized Tagged foi, Freedom of Information Act, Government, local government, management, Organizational culture, timeliness Comments Off on Is quality or timeliness the key to FOIA success?
How well does your company handle a fire drill?
As a chief executive or as a senior manager, you will want to know the health of your organisation. You will want to know if the organisation can carry out your vision. Are staff engaged with the company? Will they … Continue reading
Posted in change managment, leadership, learning organisation, management Tagged Business, Communication, Drill, Fire alarm system, Fire drill, management, Organization, Senior management Comments Off on How well does your company handle a fire drill?
The tide is coming in: Archives and the digital tsunami
Like all businesses, archives face the challenges from the social media economy. For most people archives can seem a dusty forgotten place that only scholars or researchers would have an interest. In many ways, this is true because it is … Continue reading
Culture eats your structure for lunch
Peter Drucker allegedly said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. If strategy is for breakfast then your structure is for lunch. Culture will overcome any structural chart or any reorganisation. Companies fail because they believe that a restructure will change … Continue reading
Systems thinking for middle managers: workplace democracy in action.
As middle manager, I have been thinking a lot about how I do my job. As a colleague explained to me, “We are the jam in the sandwich.” I liked the idea because it shows a central, sweet, and connective … Continue reading
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