14th March – We’ve challenged business leaders whether they are really prepared for this new exciting generation of work and tech – our findings concluded it was a question of leadership. Now we are focusing on education – are we teaching our young talent the right way, or the old way. Are we preparing them for the new age of business or yester year? This will be a tough old conversation some of the best academics will be joining us, some of the pragmatists, some young and some of my vintage. The real question is are we preparing youngsters for the rapid pace of change in the workplace – could we be doing better?
Our panellists, Kate Bishop, Matt Norbury, David McLeod and Chris Brady were all on top form at The Power of Recognition evening. The evening began with a setting of the context of why recognition was so important and vital to employees today, and it became clear that whilst recognition for individuals by the business or organisation was important, having an authentic (and spontaneous) recognition from switched on line managers was where the real benefits lay.