Why organisations do bad things

One doesn’t have to look far to see examples of unethical behaviour in our corporations and public bodies. The sale of unwanted or inappropriate products and anti-competitive collusion seems to be rife. Slavishly following process is proving to have lethal consequences in some of our hospitals. These stories add up to give the false impression[…]

Is risk-avoidance damaging HR’s credibility?

This post outlines my views on HR’s credibility in the board room and how attempts to earn it have backfired. The basic premise of my argument is that, in attempting to win credibility, HR has proposed and implemented copy-cat best practice as a low-risk route to delivering HR strategy. This low risk approach has back[…]