Author: maybe

Richard Brouillette : New York Times : Why Therapists should talk Politics AND Why Companies should think of the Health of their Employees.

This article is asking questions about the role of Therapists in dealing with the psychological fall-out from the  social and political environment, mostly meaning  from Companies and Employers.  But, what about the role of Companies and Employers in taking responsibility for causing that fall-out? I hear two equally unsatisfactory answers: “That is NOT the remit of Companies. Our remit is for business management and growth and, by doing that, we are providing jobs for people which is what people, ultimately, most want and need.” “We are doing it already and doing an ever better job at it. In regard...

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Chuck Blakeman : A Stunning 92% of Companies Want to Reorganize This Year. Here’s Why You Need to Be One of Them.

While you may agree with much in the attached article around both the need to fundamentally change how we structure and manage our organisations, and the benefits from doing so, some troublesome questions may still linger: “It’s great, and I agree with it, but how do we get started?” “Can we ease our way into it or do we have to do it in one fell swoop?” “How can we be sure that performance and results won’t suffer?” “What is the new role for the manager in this new schema and how can we shift from the existing traditional...

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Lucy Kellaway: Employers, don’t blame millennials if you can’t hang on to them

Lucy is right–not just about her one millennial, but about millennials in general, and about human beings in general. They don’t like to be manipulated and they don’t like to be treated as an homogenous blob of identical, unthinking individuals. Like all human beings, they crave meaning and purpose and respond to it. Maybe she is right that there is less of this around than in the past or maybe people are simply more downright demanding than they were in the past. The change of management that Lucy talks about is a management built upon and exclusively using the...

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Managing To Be Human Forum

The Managing To Be Human (MTBH) Forum was initiated by Maybe International in September 2013. The Forum is a network and meeting place of like-minded people and organisations who share a conviction that adopting more human ways to manage is an imperative, not a luxury, both for the health of their own and other organisations and for society in general. Please read on to learn more and to join us, we would love to have you on...

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The Senior Management Team and the Dangerous Cocktail!

It may or may not come as a surprise or shock to you to learn that, in our experience, the most important group in any organisation is very often the worst performing group, namely the Senior Management Team! The reason you see why Senior Management Teams perform so poorly has little or nothing to do with the calibre of the members of those teams. Instead it has to do with the fact that most teams are trapped or victims of what we call THE DANGEROUS COCKTAIL. Download...

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