Browsing All posts tagged under »responsibility«

100 years for gender parity? No thanks.

February 16, 2016


“Oh, I think there’s equality in our office. There’s an equal split between men and women in all roles. Of course, we’re reporting to a man at the top.” This was just one quote that we picked up when out and about, collecting vox pops from members of the public for our forthcoming Team Talk […]

Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right

December 12, 2012


Two events struck me as incredibly important in the last week. The first of these was the response to the tragic death of Jacintha Saldanha after the now much-publicise royal prank call. The second was a well-known coffee chain agreeing to pay £20million in tax after “listening to their customers.” These two events couldn’t be […]

Is your brand in the hands of your employee bloggers and twitterers?

May 25, 2012


The session on Social Media at the Reputation in Oil Gas & Mining conference opened with the observation made by one commentator recently that employees should spend an hour a day on each social media channel they are active on. As the speaker pointed out, if you are on LinkedIn, twitter, Facebook, instagram and pinterest […]

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 […]

Time on over time off

February 7, 2011


So, I was doing a speech on the Future of Work at the IOIC and started to think about policies that shackle us. We all think it’s right to have employment policies in place – to protect employees; ensure fairness and consistency and create order and alignment. That seems right. But is it getting in […]

Why work doesn’t happen at work…er, yes it does!

January 10, 2011


Firstly, I have to say that I love what Jason Fried is trying to say on TED, but he has got it wrong. Work does happen at work. I’ve done some fantastic work at work surrounded by work colleagues. We’ve come up with some great ideas and we have been able to see them through […]

Leading in the age of danger

January 5, 2011


I was talking to a journalist on the phone yesterday – a very rare occurrence so not I’m not being blasé about it – and she asked me whether damaged brands like the banks and BP would have trouble recruiting people. Would their damaged CSR creds mean that people would be put off working for […]