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Corporate loyalty - always a good thing?

A psychologist (Julia Shaw) has pointed to what she calls ‘social contagion’ as a source of harm in a business and company context.

What she means is also known as behavioural contagion – a type of social influence. It has been defined as ‘the propensity for certain behaviour exhibited by one person to be copied by others who are either in the vicinity of the original ‘actor’, or who have...

Management Forum named a trusted partner in Findcourses Customer Outreach Awards 2019

It has been a great start to the year for us here at Management Forum. We have been named a trusted partner in Findcourses Customer Outreach Awards in 2019

According to their survey of UK training buyers, 39% expect to be contacted within an hour of making an enquiry. Management Forum met that expectation by responding within sixty minutes of our mystery shop enquiry in October.

“We...

The Government's Brexit policy - the least popular answer?

Michael Gove more or less has said that we should get behind Theresa May’s Brexit Deal, because, although it doesn’t give Brexiteers one hundred per cent of what they want, they should settle for it, because the Brexit ‘side’ did not get one hundred per cent of the vote in the 2016 referendum.

This is an interesting argument, isn’t it?

I wonder if he would be happy, for example, to apply...

Power without responsibility

It is the basis of government, seemingly, that politicians in office can leave when they want to. They can resign with immediate effect and they’re off!

Equally, a politician can be summarily dismissed by the PM, just like that, and they’re on their bike with no recourse.

It is the basis of employment that you can’t do either of the above, without notice or justification.

For example, one...

Skills for the future?

The basic question in education and training is: how best to give individuals the skills they need in order to help themselves and society to develop?

Sathnam Sanghera in his piece for The Times (20th July 2018) addresses this with his usual insight and sagacity.

He is quite right to say that ‘politicians are pushing the sciences and maths at the expense of arts and humanities at the precise...

 

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