A fabulous event challenging the concept of university and how it prepares our young ones for the world of work. Our panellists all shared their own experiences with education both positive and negative yet what became obvious was that university still has an important role to play. Defining the role of university is the crucial part for developing the next generation. We can’t lose the sight that university is, ultimately, about educating people yet as they become more commercial it’s important that they establish revenues stream but not to the detriment of the education quality.
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.