Kathryn Kendall

Up Close and Personnel

Month: February 2018

A Very Human Resource

It’s an exciting time to work in business. Technology is advancing like never before. We have the increased automation of jobs, and the prospect of widespread AI on the horizon. We are able to work faster, smarter, and in more remote locations than ever before, in an increasingly diverse spectrum of roles designed to support the growth of technology.

With all of this going on, it is important that we don’t forget the very human side of our workforces.

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Efficiency and Effectiveness: Making The Most Of Your Day

 I have a personal view that few, if any of us, work as effectively and efficiently as we could. I don’t think the way the world of work is typically structured helps with this. The vast majority of us will have contracts of employment which will dictate the hours and the location we must be at each day, as opposed to containing wording which states specific deliverables.

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Delivering Success: The Process of Goal Setting

We seem to talk a lot about goal setting. Short term goals, long term goals, team goals, individual goals. It appears that as organisations and senior leaders, we’ve finally cottoned on to the fact that the way to enable people to succeed is to give them something to aim at.

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Kindness: An Underrated Trait

 When we think of the traits of successful business leaders, what first comes to mind? Assertiveness? Decisiveness? The ability to command a room and take control?

While there are undoubted merits in all of the above, there is a danger that we start to value these more than the attribute which can perhaps provide us with one of the greatest competitive advantages of all.

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