What should we do about the job problem?

Reporters, statisticians, economists and demographers are predicting the demise of jobs, millions of jobs. According to futurist Thomas Frey, 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030. Whether you believe all the data or not it is clear that changes, mostly due to technology, in the structure of the labour market have already been significant. In […]

Let it go! HR practices we know don’t work but use anyway

In 2014 we have the benefit of technology that allows us to see inside a working brain and compute massive amounts of research data to give us a never-before-available understanding of human behaviour.  This has significant benefits for those of us who are responsible for improving the outcomes from people at work. If the main […]

Goodbye, Papino

Last night we had our dog put to sleep.  His already weak heart suddenly gave out and we knew it was time to say goodbye. Papino came to us through a series of, as it turned out, fortunate events four years ago.  I had undertaken some work for his owner, who a few months later […]

Why businesses should work like not-for-profits

This week as I pause while Encompass prepares for the next stage of the #encompassproject, here is why not-for-profit (NFP) organisations have an advantage over business. There are still some who believe the world of business has not changed.  At least this is what their business practices would lead you to think.  Admittedly when you […]

#encompassproject – when good ideas become reality

Last Thursday it was my privilege and pleasure to be invited to Encompass Community Services by CEO, Elaine Robb, to attend the launch of the Encompass Revolution.  Staff gathered to hear Elaine, and Board Chairperson, Dr Alyson Miller, explain the purpose of the ‘revolution’ and to watch the launch of Encompass TV. Elaine gave an […]