August 20, 2017

Archives for June 2014

Love yourself – a little

Heriot-Watt has been holding graduation ceremonies this week for EBS DBA, MSC and MBA graduates.    Naturally Principal Steve Chapman congratulated the graduates and wished them well in their future endeavours.  He exhorted them to take ambitious actions in their careers, but it seems there might be one other piece of advice they might need in […]

What Hitachi can teach us about managing people?

The UK’s CIPD published an interesting article recently on the people-management culture within the Japanese multinational engineering company Hitachi (People Management, 25 May 2014) . Hitachi’s £1.2 billion contract to supply the East Coast main line, and its forthcoming deal for the Great Western line, mean that its trains will soon be as well known […]

Working from Home

That sounds ideal to many of us – no commuting, no boss looking over our shoulder all the time. And indeed in the UK it seems more and more people are doing it. The UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reported this week that the number of home workers in Great Britain has […]