Roy Hodgson should have brushed up on some tips and tricks about how to manage client expectations this week. The client being, in this case, our country’s ever-optimistic football fans. England’s humiliating crash out of Euro 2016 to underdogs Iceland should come as no surprise to a country that has only won 6 games since 1996 in knockout rounds of international football. Expectations were unrealistic. (more…)
Boris Johnson borrowed shamelessly from the film Independence Day to make his final rallying call before the referendum vote last Thursday, saying June 23 would become Britain’s “independence day”. Well, anything Boris can do, we can do too. (more…)
Let’s start with the helicopter view. Then let’s drill down, pick off the low-hanging fruit and move up the value chain to get the maximum leverage from our revenue stream before we shift left, square the circle and reach out to gain traction. (more…)
As a boss, you make a contract with your employees. You will pay them as long as they do the work you ask them to. So it seems logical to remove any distractions or diversions in order to ensure maximum productivity. And if you subscribe to that theory, then blocking certain websites will improve employee output.
And if you run the IT department, blocking websites is one guard against unwittingly allowing viruses into the system. Plus, also not allowing access to certain sites can prevent network connectivity problems caused by streaming music and video. One example is the case of Procter & Gamble. It discovered its employees were watching 50,000 YouTube videos and listening to 4,000 hours of music on a typical workday, choking its digital pipeline.
James Corden may not be the obvious place to start if you want to make more engaging internal communication videos. However, one his recent guests on his US late night show was music legend Stevie Wonder. Probably, over the course of the 40 or so years that Stevie has been around, he’s been interviewed by most of the great chat shows hosts. So why is this interview going viral on social media?
James has an innovative approach to where to do the chat – and by changing the location, the context changes, and the whole feel of the interview is different. The two sit side by side as James drives Stevie around LA, singing karaoke to Stevie’s hits and Face Timing friends. It’s funny, it’s curiously intimate and it shows the great Stevie Wonder in a totally different light.