Why Do People Work?

People work for money obviously! We all know the answer to that don’t we? Our team leader, supervisor and manager training courses tell us? People go to work for money to keep a roof over their heads, raise a family and enjoy a few luxuries. We are trained to regard human resources, units of labour, as primary inputs to getting the job done. We are taught to measure their performance against target, train them, and manage their performance. The Human Resources Department provides all the legal tools that allow us to do that legally. Isn’t it a shame that all that misses the point. People do go to work for the money, but what they do at work, depends on something else. There are selfish, very human, reasons why people work. Let’s explain these.

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Business is a Marathon!

Challenging business environment Business is a marathon – so often, people say, “Oh that’s well known”. Running a business is not like running a marathon. It’s a long race but it is filled with all sorts of problems, like taking part in a race with hurdles, water jumps, the occasional pause to throw the javelin or discus and sprinting to the next challenge! That’s the competitive challenge. Is your business fit?

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The Most Elaborate April Fool’s Day Joke Ever?

What are you doing to prepare for the future? Do you think this could be the most elaborate April Fool’s Day joke ever? Better than the spaghetti trees and the new species of flying penguins put together? Are you assuming this is, in fact, the case and that on April 1st 2019, David Cameron, Teresa May and whoever, is going to pop up and shout “of course Brexit isn’t happening – April Fool!”. Or do you think Brexit is actually happening, and despite the alternative future trading relationships extremes being readily discovered, you have decided that doing nothing is the best way forward.

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