5 real cases when short-term people decisions led to long-term costs and how to avoid them

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In today’s fast-paced business world, the pressure to deliver immediate results can sometimes lead organizations, leaders, and managers to make shortsighted decisions that aim to maximize short-term results but create long-term costs and problems. We might call this ‘biting the hand that feeds you’, ‘cutting off your nose to spite your face’, or even ‘throwing […]

Despite decades of increased investment and maturing understanding employee wellbeing is in decline. Tackling workplace wellbeing paradoxes – Part 1

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Throughout August, I will deep dive into one of the many workplace wellbeing paradoxes each week, helping you to better understand it and set about tackling it. Workplace wellbeing paradox number 1: Despite decades of increased investment and maturing understanding the wellbeing of the working population is in decline. It turns out the pandemic was […]

There’s a silver bullet for prioritization in this article – enjoy!

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The number of conflicting priorities facing leaders in the modern, VUCAH, business world is mind-boggling. I imagine many feel like they are set up to fail, and in many ways they are. Innovation, growth, sustainability, M&A, digitization, transformation, exit strategies, brand, upskilling, restructuring, regulation, cost-management, AI-integration, customer experience, new products, and the list goes on. […]

Why going slower will be an essential success strategy in 2022

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“Stop running in the corridor!” calls the teacher to an excited student sprinting past the classroom. We’ve all heard these words many times and maybe even uttered them ourselves. The main reason for discouraging running in corridors is to prevent an accident. The message is clear, speed is not always the answer to getting somewhere […]

Can we really expect a 4-day week in the UAE?

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In 2018, Andrew Barnes, CEO of Perpetual Guardian rigorously tested the relationship between time and productivity in the workplace with the support of leading academics from New Zealand and the UK. The results were so compelling that nations and organizations all over the world are now piloting and implementing the 4-day week or a version […]