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Black Belt and Post Graduate Certificate in Managing Performance Improvement

At the end of March, Cranfield University started its first module with Unipart entitled “Managing Performance Improvement” The programme combines elements of lean and six sigma thinking, which will lead to a Black Belt awarded by Unipart, together with related performance management and performance improvement activities which will lead to the award of the PG … Continue reading

Failure to pay bonuses as a commercial risk?

Royal Bank of Scotland today have announced that they are going to cap their bonuses at 100% of salaries. They are doing this rather than attempting to apply for the 200% bonus after UK Financial Investments, the organisation that is administering the public ownership on behalf of the government, blocked the move. The bank sees … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Business performance Rountable meeting

The next business performance roundtable meeting is at Cranfield on Wednesday 8th April. We will be looking at the management of risk using some best practice case studies, performance management in policing and different performance measurement and management audit techniques. Mike Bourne

Police performance targets undermine morale, finds report – People Management Magazine Online

Police performance targets undermine morale, finds report – People Management Magazine Online http://www.cipd.co.uk/PM/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2014/04/04/police-performance-targets-undermine-morale-finds-report.aspx … We are back again in the argument of whether performance targets really work. The report talks about the consequences of the target culture, the undermining of moral, the loss of time through sickness and those wanting to move out of the … Continue reading

Re-applying for your own job

Last night was the Gala dinner associated with the Leadership Summit at Cranfield. I was told an interesting story over dinner which I think should be a lesson for us all. One of our MBA alumni is now a director of a private company employing around 3,000 people and he was telling me the tale … Continue reading