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Why do you work for the Sun?
For a number of years, people have campaigned against the Sun newspaper. The rallying cry is “Don’t buy the Sun”. The movement emerged after the Sun’s infamous and defamatory headline. The campaign has grown with the advent of social media. … Continue reading
Posted in compliance, culture, learning organisation, management Tagged hillsborough, Katie Hopkins, Rupert Murdoch, The sun, United Kingdom, Western world Comments Off on Why do you work for the Sun?
If the future of work is automation, what is the future of management?
I have been wrestling with this question for a few months. I have been interested in the way automation is changing work and what it means for the future of work. Some of my essays over the past years have … Continue reading
Posted in creative destruction, culture, management Tagged Algorithm, Artificial intelligence, Automation, Capital (economics), Computational fluid dynamics, Computer science, Facebook, innovation, management, Quantopian, The Wall Street Journal Comments Off on If the future of work is automation, what is the future of management?
An analysis of Jeff Bezos’s email to Amazon staff
The following is an analysis of Jeff Bezos’s email to his staff after a New York Times article criticized the company and its culture. The email reveals more about Bezos than he realizes. It is worth understanding the full extent … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, management Tagged Amazon.com, Darwinism, Dick Costolo, Jeff Bezos, Job Growth, Seattle, The New York Times, White House Press Secretary, White-collar worker Comments Off on An analysis of Jeff Bezos’s email to Amazon staff
The lies organisations tell themselves: the case of Rotherham Council
Every man has some [truths] which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has others which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But finally there … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, management Tagged Child protection, Child sexual abuse, England, Great Britain, Independent Police Complaints Commission, Member of Parliament, Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, Rotherham Council, South Yorkshire, South Yorkshire Police, United Kingdom Comments Off on The lies organisations tell themselves: the case of Rotherham Council
Is an organisation corrupt or just ill?
When we hear about a corrupt organisation we often are surprised and outraged. What we fail to consider is that all organisations are never completely healthy. They are all ill to some extent. They will have practices that are dubious, … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, management Tagged Ethics, leadership, organisation, Senior management 1 Comment
The Facebook experiment and the web’s ethical void
The Facebook Experiment has upset many people. In the experiment, which was conducted in 2012, Facebook manipulated the timelines of some of its users. They filled it with good or bad news to study its effect on the user’s mood. … Continue reading
Posted in compliance, learning organisation, management, privacy, Uncategorized Tagged digital domain, ethical content, Ethics, Facebook, Facebook Experiment, Hans Kelsen, Law, Lawyer, Legal ethics, Nazi, Weimar Republic Comments Off on The Facebook experiment and the web’s ethical void
How to write transparent investigation reports
In the age of Freedom of Information, public sector organisations, including the police, have to be prepared to respond to FOI requests for how they conduct investigations. For some organisations and some situations, the investigation report is made public such … Continue reading
Posted in compliance, customer service, learning organisation, management, privacy Tagged Business, criminal investigation, FOIA, Freedom of information, Freedom of Information Act, Freedom of information laws by country, investigation, investigation report, Question, United States Comments Off on How to write transparent investigation reports
8 Steps to ensure your investigation does not appear to be a cover-up
This post has been removed as it has been superseded by the post How to write transparent investigation reports. I would like to thank Donna Boehme of the Compliance Strategists for comments on 8 Steps to ensure your investigation does … Continue reading
Posted in compliance, coruption, information management, learning organisation, local government, management Tagged Complaint, Freedom of information, investigation report, Organization, People, Terms of reference Comments Off on 8 Steps to ensure your investigation does not appear to be a cover-up
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
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