How to select the appropriate business improvement diagnostic The RapidBI team have developed a range of diagnostic tools suitable for identifying business planning strategies and management culture improvements for many organizations - but how do you select the one that is right for you? The BIR is a strategic diagnostic tool which looks at all parts of an organization, with a view to identifying areas for improvement. The BIR can also be used to measure the effectiveness of organizational … [Read more...] about How to select the appropriate business improvement diagnostic
A PESTLE analysis is a tool that can provide prompts to the governors, management and staff involved in the analysis of the changes in the school's environment that could impact future finance, planning and management decisions. It can enable them carry out a more comprehensive analysis. A PESTLE is usually used in commercial organisations as a part of the strategic development of a business and marketing plan, however a PESTLE analysis can be used as part of identifying the opportunities and … [Read more...] about PESTLE Analysis for Schools or Education
We have a perception problem in HR the world over. We are often seen as the function internally that is used to “outsource” the hiring and firing of people from the operations side of the business. Some would say doing the dirty work of managers. Human Resources is supposed to add value to an organization. Sure undertaking tasks that one manager may not do very often can help improve consistency, but it's about much more than that. If a manager hires their own people, they have a vested … [Read more...] about Aligning HR to the Organization
The Outstanding Organization by Karen Martin, published by McGrawHill. The Outstanding Organization is a 215 page book for anyone involved in the strategic direction and decision making of an organization. The Outstanding Organization is broken into six main sections: Cracks in the foundation Clarity Focus Discipline Engagement Adopting habits that pay As a book, The Outstanding Organization is well researched with a plethora of mini case studies and examples. Linked to … [Read more...] about The Outstanding Organization – Book Review
OrganiSation or OrganiZation? The great spelling debate What is the correct spelling? OrganiSation or OrganiZation - the great Atlantic debate There is a belief that it is spelt with an 's' in the UK and in the US with a 'z'. In fact, while the US spelling is with a 'z' the UK preferred spelling is also with a 'z' and as an alternative with an 's' if you follow the guidance from leading authoritative dictionaries. This is true even in my 1972 Concise Oxford … [Read more...] about OrganiSation or OrganiZation – which spelling is correct?
How do we support change in organizations? How do HR support change and change management in organisations? This is a HUGE subject. As this question is being asked of HR people more and more in the current climate, this is the first of a series of articles looking at not just change management, but the supporting role that HR, OD and training professionals can make. Lets start out by understanding what the phrase "Support organisations going through change". Now by this I am assuming that we … [Read more...] about Supporting Change in Organisations