Tag Archives: Teamwork

Paralympians and Your People

We took the week off last week, so that we could head down to the London 2012 Paralympics – which was simply stunning, by the way, and hugely inspirational.

There is just so much I could blog about from that week beyond the obvious sporting endeavour – organisation, good-humour, commitment, achievement, sportsmanship, generosity of spirit – the list goes on and on.

One thing that really did hit home for me though was the changes in attitude that I really believe the Paralympics will have started.

Paralympic sport is a lot about celebrating, challenging and competing in what people can do, not what they can’t do.

What a great way of looking at life in general; and at the people we interact with every day…

Supporting Prioritisation Across The Business

Bit of food for thought today.

We have been working with a client recently on a simple, clear way of prioritising both strategic and day-to-day demands on time (in this case for the IT department).

If It’s Too Hard, Abdicate It…?

At Critical Action, we’re great believers in the principle that managers and leaders can’t create two independent sets of priorities for strategic (“we must improve the business”) and tactical (“we must keep our users and customers happy”) activities, and abdicate to operational staff the balancing of the two in the real world. Continue reading

Chortling With The Chimp

MailChimp LogoThis brief blog post is a hat-tip to MailChimp, the service we’ve started using for the Monthly-ish Updates recently.

I smile almost every time I use the service – instead of “email sent”, “details updated” or “new subscriber”, you get funny little lines like:

Fine piece of work!
You totally deserve a raise!

The MailChimp Crew Continue reading