Don’t Waste the Festive Time

By |2020-12-22T20:25:36+00:00December 26th, 2020|

We know Christmas day was yesterday, and we know some readers do not celebrate Christmas ... but we send greetings anyway. We also remind you that 'festivities' are valuable in  the workplace - to celebrate, and cement, success. So, take what chances you can to combine seasonal cheer with rewards for effort and success.


By |2020-11-26T07:55:17+00:00November 28th, 2020|

It is amazing how a problem, and especially a disaster, can focus the mind ... focus efforts of individuals and teams ... focus organisations - and even focus nations. The current pandemic has been very much ‘pan’ - crossing countries and continents. It has seen remarkable global cooperation and collaboration in the search for an

Different Strokes

By |2020-03-19T22:48:22+00:00November 10th, 2012|

I've been to several countries in the last few months. All of them need higher productivity BUT ... 1. each of them has to define just what higher productivity means in their particular context 2. each of them has to prioritise where they most need higher productivity 3. each of them has to decide how

Italy Flags

By |2020-03-19T22:48:23+00:00August 4th, 2012|

Italy's productivity is on the decline. This is bad news for Italy and for the EU (and especially the Eurozone countries). Italy seems to have a whole bureaucracy of regulation that keeps Italian companies small ..... making it difficult to secure economies of scale ... and stops them doing lots of things that would improve

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