All the posts of February 2017
By Adrian Harvey Scotland & Wales have disappeared from the map! Actually it’s not fake news at all it’s completely 100% true. Some lazy developer in California took one look at the British landmass and went ‘England’. Ignorantly eradicating hundreds of years of history and millions of people’s heritage and so far he/she has got away with it. I’m surprised actually because every American I have ever met claims either Scottish or Irish descendants as a badge of credibility so I’m extremely surprised Trump hasn’t intervened already! It’s not like the Scottish (or the Welsh for that.
Adrian Harvey, CEO of Elephants don’t forget, spoke to Virgin Media’s Entrepreneur Section on the issue of letting staff to what they want and whether this is, in fact, the key to happiness at work. Read the full article here
By Adrian Harvey Am I mad? Who in their right mind would want to encourage employees to disagree, surely harmony is better for the business and disagreement should be discouraged? Maybe, depends what sort of a business you are running and whether you want to be the best in your field or not. Perhaps it also depends on your management style and whether you are a dictator or not! Funnily enough, refusing to accept another who has a valid counter position is a deep and destructive character flaw. Why so? Well, if you have a workforce that is happy to.
In this issue of People Management, published by the CIPD, Elephants don’t forget CEO Adrian Harvey looks at the reasons why millennials are earning less than their generation X counterparts. Read the full story here
By Adrian Harvey Let’s face it the role of charities is curiously more relevant now than perhaps it has ever been. The National Lottery is a charity and I’m not sure our sporting heroes would be quite so heroically good if they had to work 40 hours a week AND train. Not to mention the thousands of charities pouring billions of pounds every year into causes that resonate with many of us. Did you know Royal National Lifeboat Institution is 100% funded by charitable donations? Many firms choose to select a single charity to support and stick with that.