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What matters for employee communications during a merger

May 3, 2018


Employee communications during a merger. Tricky one. With all the chatter around the Sainsbury’s and Asda merger I started to look at a few lessons I’ve gleaned from the past. Keeping employees focused is of the utmost importance. As most business deals aim to deliver synergies; boost value to customers; drive innovation: the last thing […]

UK EU campaigners, choose your words wisely

May 11, 2015


We are about to embark on a referendum that will decide whether the UK stays in the EU or leaves. No doubt about it. But, what is the question we will face? Will it be “Yes, we should stay in the EU?” Or “No, we should not leave the EU?” Same outcome. Different words. This […]

Are smart phones destroying our children’s potential for creativity?

April 27, 2012


Here’s a classic altercation that must happen in many a household over teenage use of the smartphone. Me: For goodness sake, put the iPhone down for 5 minutes! Teenager: Why? Me: Because you’re wedded to it and it’ll consume you one of these days. Teenager: What does that mean. Me: It means you’re reliant on […]

It’s the people stupid. And it’s the real people inside organisations that count…

April 17, 2012


I think it was Michael Eisner that once said that a brand was the product of a thousand small gestures. What a wonderful saying. I particularly love the word gesture as it suggests that the smallest of actions as well as the most significant of decisions can play a part in affecting ones view of […]

Life in a Day captures what’s wonderful

July 6, 2011


If you haven’t seen anything of Life in a Day then do. It captures beautifully the world without borders (and the world with it) that we live it. Shot by members of the public one week after the world cup finished last year, it shows the peoples of this planet going about their business and […]

Creating characters keeps me focused

June 23, 2011


So, I was lucky enough to be at Wimbledon yesterday, thanks to a a kind client. Naturally, I was there for the tennis, but I was also there to do a bit of business. In the course of the afternoon I got chatting to Dom Wright of Insights. These guys have taken the Myers Briggs […]

Twitter ye not!

May 9, 2011


The twitter #superinjunction case has thrown up yet again the question of how much anyone or any company can keep anything secret for long. Do we now live in the ultimate transparent society where everything will be shared whether we like it or not. Mark Zuckerberg certainly seems to think that people should be open […]