Charles Fallon Appointed to Lead


June 1, 2023 is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Fallon as its new Chairperson. Charles brings a wealth of experience and expertise, having previously held executive positions in several successful companies. His specialties include M&A and rapid growth/scale up for software and digital companies.   With over 35 years’ experience, Charles will lead this next exciting […]

Gen Z hybrid working
May 12, 2023

Keeping Gen Z happy

Judging by the profusion of articles on managing workers, particularly Gen Z, in this post pandemic period, it is clear that a universal solution has not been found. The recent article on warming to a 4 day week in Raconteur about a four day week pilot trial run over six months found that medium and […]

Decision making for CFOs
April 21, 2023

The science of decision making without numbers

iFD, a division of the Isosceles Finance Group, recently asked us to address an audience of CFOs. This is a group who largely rely on numerical data when it comes to decision making and this event was designed to introduce them to Organisational Sensemaking™. The session sparked a lot of discussion and interest from the […]

April 12, 2023

Is the CBI asleep at the wheel?

With the IMF predicting that the UK economy’s performance in 2023 will be the worst in the G20, even worse than Russia, now is a really bad time for the UK’s premier business organisation, the CBI, to be dealing with scandal. Since both the UK government and the Labour party have stopped meeting with the […]

The challenge of policing
April 1, 2023

The challenge for reform in policing

In an article in The Times, Sir Mark Rowley was attributed with saying that he needed to [effectively] take a head-on approach to the reform and organisational change of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). No mean feat, given the size of the organisation (c. 45,000 people) and the scope; everything from dealing with long-term sickness, […]

Sensemaking lessons from Apollo 13
March 26, 2023

“Houston, we have a problem”

On 13 April 1970 astronaut Commander Jim Lovell made one of the great understatements of the last century – “Houston, we have a problem”

Sensemaking Audit
March 20, 2023

The Case for Sensemaking Audits

Creating the right organisational culture and psychological safety necessary to give voice to quiet, diffident and dissenting colleagues is a laudable ambition.

March 9, 2023

Unfolding events are seldom grounded in logic

In a recent Sunday Times article, Matthew Syed attempts to put into perspective the recent purging excoriation of conduct by politicians and officials during the pandemic: ‘The WhatsApp witch-hunt chisels away at our sense of fair play’. His central thesis being one that will chime, not only with politicians, but all leaders who face a […]

March 2, 2023

The creativity argument

There is an argument voiced numerous times by prominent people, some notable, some notorious, that creativity and productivity are impacted when workers work at home alone rather than together in an office environment. I have heard the same argument from a close colleague, for whom I have the deepest respect, even though two of the […]