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Snowden’s public resignation as a whistle blower: lessons for changing an organisation?
Recently, Edward Snowden publicly leaked National Security Agency (NSA) documents in a bid to alert the public to the surveillance state. He wanted to change America by igniting a debate over security and privacy. By disclosing documents publicly and speaking … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged current-events, edward snowden, Goldman Sachs, HBOS, National Security Agency, NSA, Sherron Watkins, Snowden, United States, Whistleblower 2 Comments
Tesco, horsemeat, and how to write an apology letter.
Tesco has been at the centre of a food scandal recently in which value beef burgers sold under its label were found to contain horsemeat. While other companies such as Aldi and Iceland have been involved, Tesco has received … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Aldi, apology letters, FSAI, Horse meat, Iceland, Ireland, Johnson, Tesco, Tylenol 2 Comments
Are you a filer or a searcher? Did your organisations teach you to file?
I know the title of this blog sounds like an obvious question and it may be a basic one. However, I wonder how many companies start from that basic level when developing their staff. How many teach their staff to … Continue reading
Meet and greet: using the festive season for cross departmental meetings.
With the holiday season upon us, it is important to reflect upon the meetings we are hosting and attending. At these times, it is important to remember Peter Drucker’s advice in following Alfred Sloan. All meeting have a purpose and … Continue reading
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Can Councils make money from e-learning?
I recently used Adobe Captivate for the first time to make a training module on Data Protection. What struck me about the experience was the following. First, it was relatively easy to rewrite a policy into a series of PowerPoint … Continue reading
Posted in elearning, information management, knowledge worker, local government, Uncategorized Tagged Adobe Captivate, Dave Briggs, Distance Learning, E-learning, Knowledge worker, Online Training Comments Off on Can Councils make money from e-learning?
Why don’t organisations manage their information in the same way they manage their money?
In the expanding social media age, I wonder how many organisations spend as much time managing their money as they do their information and knowledge. By that I mean, there are regular reports on the financial position. Managers hold regular … Continue reading
Posted in data protection act, email, information management, innovation, knowledge worker, relative success, Uncategorized Tagged Data Protection Act, email, financial management, fines, information management, records management, retention, value Comments Off on Why don’t organisations manage their information in the same way they manage their money?
Do we need change mangement because organisations cannot learn?
I have been reflecting on the relationship between learning and change and improvement for organisations. I know that an organisation can be a learning organisation, but does it learn? An organisation may have tools to learn and it may have … Continue reading
Posted in change managment, knowledge worker, path dependency, Uncategorized Tagged change, change management, learning, training 1 Comment