Understanding Gen Y: Part 1
I recently came across an article written by a young man who identified himself as Gen Y (those born between the mid-1980s and 2000). His article reflected on the life of his mother who had served her main profession and few employers continuously and steadfastly throughout her adult life towards the aim of enjoying a […]
#encompassproject – crafting the organisation
Structure follows strategy. So said Harvard Business School’s Alfred Chandler in his 1977 book, The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business. Once a strategy has been decided, the organisational structure should be designed to optimise the way resources are arranged, supported by the policies and systems that specify how the organisation should operate, […]
#encompassproject – what is it?
Ten years ago when Meta Management was newly hatched, I was fortuitously introduced to the CEO of a disability services organisation who was looking to expand its management capability from Board level down to developing supervisors. As is the norm for the not-for-profit services sector, operating lean is embedded in the organisational psyche. However, I […]
This article was first written at the height of the GFC – we have not advanced much since then. This blog is about the state of work – often a sorry state of work. When times are tough, as they presently are, we are more protective of work: as employees of the jobs we have; […]