Leadership and Productivity

People and Productivity

There was a fascinating discussion this week on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about productivity. It was very refreshing to hear Paul Drechsler say that “people have a fantastic attitude to work if they are well managed, well motivated, well supported”. I agree with...
Why we Need to Go Beyond Maslow

Why we Need to Go Beyond Maslow

Every so often we need to adjust our thinking about a topic. This week an article from McKinsey popped into my inbox. It sets out – with evidence – why we need to go beyond Maslow in our theory and practice of motivation. When I talk to groups of managers about...
Making Hybrid Working Work

Making Hybrid Working Work

I recently spoke at the BAPT conference about hybrid working and the challenges this brings for people managers. Hybrid working is here to stay – 90% of us say we don’t want to go back to pre-Covid work patterns and 51% say they would leave if the hybrid option...