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Now in its 30th year of unbroken publication. Cuttings is a regular (bi-monthly) newsletter that is a collection of ideas and writings on individual, management and organisation development that have interested me in the last few weeks. I share them with you to further promote discussion. Published electronically, a pdf copy can be downloaded here to help you distribute copies or just if you prefer the printed format.

Current issue: Cuttings 151
  • How to get the best from hybrid teams with many more teams operating remotely or semi-remotely, some thoughts on good practice.
  • Most managers don’t know how to coach… but they can learn managers think they are coaching when they are merely telling. Some training priorities and tips from HRZone
  • HR for a new personalised age HR and management policies and practices need to change in order to reflect the total flexibility required in the ’new normal’ and the need to measure though outputs and outcomes not inputs.
  • Plus Snippets to further provoke your thinking and reflection and details of Book Sales from our online shop

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