Tag Archives: Human resources

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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If you discipline staff more than you promote them, is it time to rethink your HR policy?

An organisation’s policies and rules show the internal culture. If the documents are written to protect the organisation first and the employee second, you know there may be a flawed culture. The policies set the framework for rewards and punishments.  … Continue reading

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Why do companies obey the law? Compliance in a self-regulated business is habit that needs to be nurtured.

One of the challenges faced by businesses is how sustain compliance with corporate governance rules.  The recent corporate scandals such as Enron, WorldCom and others shows what happens when the internal corporate culture diverges from corporate governance.  The challenge is … Continue reading

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