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  • Empathy at Work

    Empathy at Work - the new Super Power?

    The New Super Power? I remember reading a pre-Covid Forbes article in 2019 in which the author was challenging those who referred to empathy as a “soft fluffy skill”, advocating its importance in the workplace to aid co-operation, innovation and influence. Two years on and we are living in a very different world, with new threats and challenges, so is empathy being viewed any differently? According to the employee benefits provider…

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  • 7 New Management Principles for Small Businesses

    Management Principles for Small Businesses

    Why do small businesses need new Management Principles? In an increasingly globalised and competitive business world, how can small businesses not only stand out from the crowd, but adapt, survive and prosper? Relying on outmoded traditional bureaucratic and hierarchical management styles favouring control, conformity and discipline, are no longer viable options. So what are the new management principles small businesses need, to respond to…

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  • Can Small Businesses Embrace Hygge?

    heartfulness as a new workplace stress buster

    February might traditionally be associated with red roses and hearts, but maybe this year workplaces can give their employees the gift of Hygge (a Danish concept, pronounced hoo-gah) to help create more harmony and wellbeing! So what is ‘Hygge’? Hygge caught the imagination of the UK papers and magazines last year, appearing in articles from The Guardian to Elle. If you look on Amazon, you will see a dizzying array of ‘hygge’ inspired…

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  • New Age Appraisals

    New Age Appraisals

    The Traditional Annual Appraisal has been coming under a lot of criticism recently with yet more high profile names, such as Accenture and Deloitte, dropping them in favour of more regular, responsive and informal performance management methods. Appraisals have been in the ‘dog house’ for a number of years (see my 2012 HR article on How to do a Performance Appraisal Well), but a recent study by PwC on Transforming Performance…

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