Research paper: Performance Management

March 16, 2016

The aim of this paper is to review the use of performance management within organisations, and to understand the way in which behaviour of appraisers and appraisees impacts on its effectiveness. This paper will therefore combine the worlds of management accounting and strategy with the world of psychology.…

Research paper: Office design, empowerment and productivity

September 16, 2015

The United Kingdom has about 101,456,000 square metres of office space (UK Government, 2008). There are around ten million office workers. (Office of National Statistics, 2015). The potential influence of office design on worker productivity is evidently worth studying – a huge amount of…

Research paper: Personality tests

September 16, 2015

Talent management processes within organisations are to a great extent based on understanding, predicting and changing people’s behaviour. The classic elements of talent management in an organisation are selection and development, (Tippins, 2013). Selection is all about who should be recruited,…

Book review - The Five Dysfunctions of Teams, by Patrick Lencioni

July 15, 2015

If you have ever been in a team, on a committee or board, or part of a working group, the chances are there have been moments when the whole has ended up being a great deal less than the sum of the parts. Even if formed with the best intentions, and made up of people of goodwill, teams can sometimes…

"I don't need coaching..."

June 25, 2015

I don't need coaching - I'm very self-aware.

I don't need coaching - I am a top-performer, there's nothing wrong with me.

I don't need coaching - It sounds like a load of wishy washy nonsense to me.

Three people, three reasons. And each one of…