Bryan Thomson was recently recoginised as a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
When you look carefully at the way people work, he says, you find out there’s a lot more at play—and a lot more at stake—than money. In his talk, Ariely provides evidence that we are also driven by meaningful work, by others’ acknowledgement and by the amount of effort we’ve put in: the harder the […]
One of the most frustrating things for a manager or small-business owner is to see a smart, talented employee underperforming. Often, this happens because people faced with tough challenges tend to revert to a primitive mindset, which bestselling author Christine Comaford calls “the critter state.” They react to problems by fighting, running, or freezing, rather […]
In today’s competitive economy, efficient productivity is everything. This blog has presented numerous examples of systems and methodologies that can lead to exceptional performance to best weather today’s manufacturing transformation. But operational excellence requires more than better equipment and IT systems – your human capital must be carefully selected, groomed and maintained. Whip-cracking and obsessive […]