Redundancy pays

I wrote here recently about the need for resilience in challenging times. I went on to explore this theme in more depth in my newsletter, where I suggested that our drive for greater organisational efficiency has come at the expense of our ability to ‘bounce back’ from adverse circumstances and events. We need to swing the pendulum back the other way.

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We need to talk about systems

As you probably know, before I started Sockmonkey I worked in a ‘big four’ audit and consultancy practice. And I remember clearly the day I got promoted into my first managerial position. One of the more senior managers took me aside and said “Remember, Simon, management is about dealing with sh*t.”

This was clearly not the company’s official position.

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