- Dilbert is my hero.
I wrote this 10 years ago and I still work from home (albeit now with a Glasgow office and a membership to a private club for meetings as well). I still feel the same about employers’ and their focus on having employees sit at a desk all day long – presenteeism over productivity is not [...]
- An entrepreneurial cabinet?
This time 10 years ago the general election was over, Blair’s New Labour was in government and we were being promised support for business and entrepreneurialism. Fast forward to today, and we’re looking at a “lost generation of entrepreneurs” (according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor released this week). Entrepreneurs and politicians need to kiss and [...]
- The politics of performance appraisals
*The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Only joking. Actually, the names have only changed as political figures have changed in the 10 years since this article first appeared. The sentiment – and the experience – remains just as valid today. IS anyone really surprised that Scots voters like Charles Kennedy and hate [...]
- Do you love your job? Or hate it?
IT’S 6.40a.m. and you’re snuggled cosily in bed enjoying the last few moments before the alarm squeals harshly in your ear. What are you thinking? Can’t wait to get up for work? Looking forward to your 9 o’clock start? And when the alarm goes off, do you leap out of bed full of anticipation and [...]