Commerciality is the Key to Greater Performance

Commerciality is the Key to Greater Performance

It’s been a dismal first half of the year for town and city centres. We have seen the spectacular collapse of Maplin, Toys R Us, Poundland and Chimichanga and retailers like House of Fraser, Mothercare and New Look have axed branches in a desperate attempt to stay afloat. In fact, one headline called it ‘Hell on the high street’ and with sales also in decline we should be braced for more shop and restaurant closures. (more…)...
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Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Do you really know the reason why people leave your organisation?   Understanding the choices that people make, the opportunities they seek and the reasons why they no longer want to work for you are invaluable in reducing turnover. Some organisations however shy away from this golden opportunity to seek feedback.   Exit interviews are often tick box exercises, conducted by individuals who fail to recognise the important of drilling down and establishing the real reason why people leave. (more…)...
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How Singing Improves the Body and Mind

How Singing Improves the Body and Mind

I love to sing!  I might not be the best, and I prefer to sing when no one is listening (usually in the car or shower), but I do love to sing!  A friend of mine, who recently joined the local ‘Rock Choir’ absolutely loves it!    She says it’s such a stress relief for her and the team spirit which it fosters is just wonderful.  And so, I ventured off to a local choir group to experience it for myself and wow… it was brilliant. At first, I really didn’t know what I was doing, I don’t read music so was worried that I’d be out of tune, but by the end of my first session, when we all came together having practised our separate parts the sound we made collectively was angelic. Truly inspiring. So how can we take this experience and translate into the world of work? (more…)...
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