I’ve been lucky this year. Luckier than most, maybe, in that despite all the covid compliance and restrictions I’ve been able to find work. I left my role with an events company in February as I felt we had hit a wall and despite my best efforts and plans, longterm it wasn’t likely to work…Read more
Skillsets or Abilities? – Which is more important to identify?
I was reading a Facebook post by an acquaintance recently that mentioned their many and convoluted skillsets and that got me thinking during a car journey. I began by mentally listing things I could do to a reasonable level of skill and realised that many of them were actually “abilities” rather than necessarily “skills“. Of…Read more
Environment Benefits of Working From Home
Working from home or remote working is a hot topic now. Very much in the forefront of people’s minds as an option to consider in their work choices. Lock-down restrictions have shown many of us while being difficult & frustrating how simultaneously beneficial & productive working from home can actually be. There are additional benefits…..Read more
The Humble Handshake
I bumped into a pal at the weekend. I haven’t seen him in a few years though interact most days online. As we shook hands in greeting and chatted briefly before moving off on our divergent routes I spent the rest of my hike thinking about how symbolic that handshake would be. Like so many…Read more
Bluesky thinking is exactly what we don’t need.
I’m sorry, I hate the phrase too. Its corporate speak and really what does it mean? Blue sky thinking refers to brainstorming with no limits. With this approach to idea generation, ideas don’t need to be grounded in reality. Rather, blue sky thinking sessions are open to all creative ideas regardless of practical constraints. To me its up…Read more
Clear Communications in a Crisis
Clear communication is a vital part of life as a project manager. If you fail to receive clear communication and misunderstand the brief or issue muddled messages your project is set to fail. Crisis management is no different.Read more
The New Normal
Of working remotely? A little over a month ago I was coming to the end of my 3rd week in a new role in a new office.Read more
Sports in a post-pandemic world.
Here in Western Europe we are deep in a lockdown resultitng from the global coronavirus pandemic. All non-essential work is suspended, the workforce told to stay at home, all public gatherings cancelled, no groups allowed on the streets, all sporting events postponed or cancelled. Some of the biggest spectator events are sports & music. SPORTS…Read more
Is there untapped potential in this change?
There have been several events in our lifetimes that have changed the status quo for us in dramatic ways. The effects of 9/11 are felt worldwide in how we changed things around travel, privacy and freedoms. The effects of this novel-coronavirus pandemic and its effects are developing. Some of the first impacts we have seen…Read more
Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme
This article and associated graphic from the team at Adare Human Resource Management is a very handy reference for businesses trying to negotiate the reams of informations arising during this COVID-19 pandemic. There has been some confusion as to how the wage support scheme is operating, this and any future updates will help keep us…Read more