Category Archives: plausible but untrue

Quick! To the Puppy Room!

Where could stressed staff retreat to to escape the hurly burly of organisational life? The endless complexity, troubling questions with no immediate answers and the work that won’t work, where to go to escape it and be rejuvenated by something … Continue reading

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4 ways job interviews ruin organisations

1. They encourage people to pretend to be someone they are not “Lie to us well enough, and your in”, is the very first message a prospective employee receives. This is not a healthy way to start any type of … Continue reading

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13 reasons why

Here are 13 reasons why you should buy the latest IT solution you will grow a thick mane of glossy lustrous hair. Chestnut brown. if you are small, you’ll grow big. and if you’re thick, you’ll turn clever. Yes, both. … Continue reading

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9 reasons why command and control organisations despise thinking

“I don’t want that academic or theoretical stuff I want something practical” A huge number of people who work in offices are not paid to dig ditches or split logs, so if they are not paid for their brawn they … Continue reading

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Digital by default

There are few things in life more complex than buying a loaf of bread. But there are some.

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Lean, OBA, Prince2 and Slimming World

Can you spot the odd one out? Sorry, I trapped you. There isn’t an odd one out. They’re all the same. When they don’t work they blame the user for not doing it properly. Dieting doesn’t work. Ask the All-Party … Continue reading

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98% will die, but only 90% of everything is….

See him? He looks healthy enough doesn’t he? Young, broad grin, full of life, he’s eating vegetables too! Food insurance, that’s what that is. But he’s more likely than ANYBODY to suffer a cardiac arrest (where your heart stops pumping) … Continue reading

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