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bureaucracy

3 ways to combat bureaucracy’s deceptive simplicity

Sometimes bureaucracy’s simple rules become straitjackets to our common sense. But we don’t need to trash bureaucracy completely. We need to supplement bureaucracy’s simplicity with additional systems that bring greater balance, responsiveness, and flexibility to match ever-changing marketplace requirements, writes Dave Hanna.  Picture yourself as a business owner back in […]

leadership crisis

Leadership during times of crisis

At the outset, it’s important to understand the mental states and behaviours that will emerge throughout the organisation during a crisis. While there will be more obvious responses of fear and panic, members of your team are also more likely to misinterpret information and feel confused, and have difficulty remembering […]

virtual team

5 elements that can make “virtual” a virtue

I have personally experienced first-hand how awkward a virtual organisation can be to its members. It’s like mastering any new skill, whether it be in sports, art, playing a musical instrument, learning a new language, or developing any other professional skill. Work at “virtual” relationships until you are able to […]

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Balancing performance management conundrums

HR should focus its measurements and rewards on the unit through which the greatest value is created.  Focusing the measurement and reward systems on the wrong unit of analysis can demotivate, create confusion and make the whole less than the sum of the parts, writes Wayne Brockbank.  Performance management is […]