Category Archives: Diversity

A World of Words

Many languages have some great words that just don’t translate well.  Those words seem to say something about differing priorities in the cultures that use them. What does your everyday vocabulary say about what preoccupies you? Related Posts How to Be a Billionaire, Without Leaving Home Notice Board Translations Are You Recruiting New People? The Are… Read More »

A New Turn Of Phrase

An international group of participants were having fun with English idioms this week, then began sharing some of the more interesting turns of phrase from their own languages. A fair few of these transliterations got an airing, though in being translated back and forth “feeding the circus monkeys sponge cake” was our favourite mashup … Source… Read More »

Would Your Organisation Survive Photoshopping?

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January this year, world leaders gathered to march in support of freedom of speech.  One small Israeli news sheet, HaMevaser, opted to Photoshop out the female leaders in its photo of the scene to avoid offending its readers. It was initially hard to tell, but close inspection showed some really shoddy digital… Read More »

Why Family Is Bad For Business

What descriptor do you use to describe the people who work in your organisation? Employees, workers, staff, group, team, family? Or do you stick with the literal, neutral term and call them – people? The term that is most dangerous to use is family, and not because of its alliterative relation, happy. When an organisation… Read More »

Believe Only Half Of What You See

We don’t often post music videos, but when we do they’re of a Hungarian pop star, Boggie, who would like you to see her as a regular person, not just a packaged product. Related Posts How you organise your business to delight your cli… Recruitment: Art or Science? – The Knack of Findin… Leveraging Intellectual… Read More »

The Challenge Of Remotely Managing Virtual Team Workers Who Are Not Direct Reports

We have been involved in some interesting projects recently where organisations have the sometimes frustrating challenge of managing the delivery of work with remote team workers who are not their direct reports. This kind of set up is becoming increasingly common; organisations with diverse operating structures and multiple delivery channels, often have complex ‘dotted line’… Read More »

Recruitment: Art or Science? – The Knack of Finding Good People

Some organisations seem to be better at finding good people than others. It doesn’t seem to matter whether they’re large conglomerates or small family businesses, or whether they’re long-standing operations or new start-ups; some of them do a better job of recruitment than others. Which is probably why there is such a profusion of recruitment… Read More »