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

Orgnisational Resiliency

Orgnisational 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 Orgnisational Resiliency

Plan and Options Flexibility

Plan and Options Flexibility

Firstly, private sector organisations could usefully reframe their missions from maximizing returns to equity holders, to instead be the reform of something – housing reform, education reform, health reform, transportation reform, transaction reform, distribution reform, FMCG reform, risk reform, entertainment reform etc. A few examples are as follows: The mission for a construction company, buildingContinue Reading Plan and Options Flexibility

Design, Control, Film Directing and Personal Flexibility

Design, Control, Film Directing and Personal Flexibility

‘A good director makes a playground and allows you to play.’ Martin Landau ‘People think that the director’s direct actors. No. Really, what the director’s doing is directing the audience’s eye through the film.’ Julianne Moore ‘Directing is very close to choreography; you deal with space, time, emotions, lighting, making beautiful images.’ Benjamin Millepied ‘IContinue Reading Design, Control, Film Directing and Personal Flexibility