Staff Specialisation

Staff Specialisation

How much staff specialisation is best? People can become specialists in functions or project teams for a variety of reasons – it can be accidental or deliberate. A generalist may be seconded to do a ‘deep dive’ into a problem, for a prolonged period. They eventually emerge as a specialist – someone with current expertContinue Reading Staff Specialisation

Commitment versus Cutting Your Losses

Commitment versus Cutting Your Losses

When is the best time to handle loss? Beforehand? Investors put a stop-loss in place. Policy makers put ceiling and floor limits on future activity. Engineers design pressure values. People choose an engagement period and sign pre-nuptial agreements, before they get married. Insurance companies design cover contracts & premiums, after first assessing probability of claimContinue Reading Commitment versus Cutting Your Losses

Organisational Resiliency

Organisational Resiliency

Organisational Resiliency – 7 questions If the future is highly uncertain, how important is resiliency and what can you do to improve it? Being resilient arguably matters the most when the future is uncertain (in the UK, think of Covid & Brexit combined) – in biology, species survive change thanks in part to their genetic diversity. Continue Reading Organisational Resiliency