Tag Archives: Organisational Effectiveness

Thoughts On The Nature of Value

Thoughts On the Nature of Value After hearing the word “value” banded about and wanted to capture some of my personal thoughts on the nature of value, primarily in the context of the business-like organisation, but with reference to a wider … Continue reading

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Letter from Bavaria (1)

Updated 22nd Jan 2013 Guten Morgen, I’m reminded that the German general election is just around the corner (in September or October 2013), with Sunday’s Niedersachsen vote going right down to the wire: the SDP/Grüne vote of 46.3% edging out … Continue reading

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Wonders of the Sockiverse (1): The Single Sock Problem

Chapter 4: The Single Sock Problem (extracts) Faced by the aged-old conundrum of the “missing sock” (see photo of daughters’ single-sock array) I’m drawn to listing some plausible reasons for unisockness. In no particular order… 1) The Washing Machine Ate It … Continue reading

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Wellbeing – ONS First View

Initial attempts to characterise “wellbeing” have been published by the ONS today (01.12.11). They have released some simple analysis of the answer to 4 questions, namely: 1) ‘Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? 2) Overall, to what … Continue reading

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The BlackBerry Outage : An Opportunity to Reflect ?

I’ve seen a few comments flying around that show how “attached” people are to their BlackBerrys, and it struck me that this is an ideal opportunity to reflect on how much value such devices actually give us. Are they an essential … Continue reading

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Boardroom Just a Minute !

Further to blog from 19th Sept: IDEA: Wouldn’t it be useful if all boardroom agenda items were only allowed to last one minute, conducted without repetition, deviation, hesitation and the other thing. I replied to a retweet from @TimHarford on @LucyMarcus’s piece “It’s time to fix … Continue reading

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