- 1948: a dystopian tale - by George O wp.me/p3uYA-1Tp Warning: Unsuitable for those of a nervous disposition. 1 hour ago
- @stephentall I must have missed this. He blocked me on Twitter and banned me from his blog so I don't read his stuff any more. 1 hour ago
- Sun sets at 3:51pm in London today. Heading into the darkest weeks of the year. 1 hour ago
- @stephentall I'd have thought 'thoroughly researched' would be a given if you are going to start slagging people off. 1 hour ago
- @paulirvine And very odd! 2 hours ago
- RT @DuncanWeldon: Post - Government Spending Squeeze: Simply Undeliverable - touchstoneblog.org.uk/?p=29849 (CC: @FlipChartRick & @djmgaffneyw4) 3 hours ago
- Options: 1.Extend the deficit reduction timetable 2.Pay more taxes 3.Totally trash the public sector. wp.me/p3uYA-1Tp 3 hours ago
- RT @FlipChartCat: I told you there was a cat in the manger: rljrnews.com/?p=343 5 hours ago
- @_PatrickThomas Now you mention it, I haven't seen a 'Winterval replacing Christmas' article this year. 5 hours ago
- @_PatrickThomas True. At least they've blown those out of our timelines. 5 hours ago
- RT @gethynwilliams: 'independently strong, collectively weak' - @abercrombierob's spot on take on current VCS punch-baggery > http://t.co/… 5 hours ago
- @HR_Gem Someone had it written all ready to go. 5 hours ago
- No-one from the north need apply!
- 1948: a dystopian tale – by George O
- What about Cornwall?
- Is there a North-South divide? And where is it?
- Business Demographics
- Big Brother, Big Sister and control-freakery
- A Comment Award for the boy who couldn’t write
- High pay, low pay and secular stagnation
- Demographic timebomb – not as timebomby if we work a bit longer
- Acid Retirement Home
- Public service cuts: Has the government gotten away with it?
- Bugles calling for them from sad shires
Monthly Archives: June 2007
By the time we go back to work on Monday, the smoking ban will be in force. I would be willing to bet that many employers are still totally unprepared for it. A lot people just haven’t thought it through. For example, do lorries, … Continue reading
The Times had a whole section on Talent Management yesterday (H/T: Stumbling and Mumbling). There’s some interesting stuff in there but this piece on managing teams caught my eye. Its basic message is that to manage your team members effectively, … Continue reading
I heard this term yesterday and it made me laugh out loud. Lemon-Dropping is the opposite of Cherry-Picking. It usually takes place when an organisation is outsourcing some of its processes to another provider, or where one provider is taking … Continue reading
The Public Accounts Committee has released its report on the public sector’s use of consultants. It gives a figure of £2.8 billion for the total spending in 2005-06. That includes central government, the NHS and local authorities. Here are some of the … Continue reading
The Observer’s Nick Cohen has been having a go at management consultants again. He is particularly resentful about what he describes as their plundering of the public sector, claiming that government spending on management consultants is now running at around £2 billion a year. … Continue reading
…well, booted off the Apprentice and fired from her day job, anyway. Katie Hopkins has been given the push from her job at the Met Office, for failing her probationary period. Her former employer has also denied that she was earning … Continue reading
I’m sure David Greer of Royal Dutch Shell is paid a lot of money for what he does but I can’t help feeling just a bit sorry for him. After his crass e-mail to his team was circulated on the internet, it … Continue reading
The new London 2012 Olympics logo is already almost unanimously hated. People just don’t get it. OK, so the logo has to look fresh and leading edge in five years time. Sure, design should challenge assumptions and get people thinking. … Continue reading