Company Culture

Whatever your business is at some point it involves human beings. Making sure that they are happy and into what you do is key to being very successful. You can tick along without thinking (or caring) about the culture in your organisation but any time and effort saved will likely cost you in other ways. Recruitment, retention and managing the quality of your employees will all become more difficult if they just feel like they have "a job"
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VW T4 For Sale

(please note, this van is now sold!) It is with some reluctance that I put my van up for sale! I won't be too sad if no-one wants to buy it! It's the right one; A late model T4 2.5TDi and it's only done 74,500 miles. First registered in 2003 it is in excellent condition. It is a rare (VW OEM) colour called Scarab Green and it looks the businessz. Loads of service history, mechanic-owned prior to me
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Working Under Pressure

This fantastic write-up of the nightmare situation a lobster fisherman found himself in has lots of lessons in it. A Spec in the Sea - New York Times I sent it out to my engineering team over the weekend to read and asked them what they thought about it. There are loads of lessons here that apply to working under pressure. The things he did really well were; staying calm, remembering all the traditional advice on what to do, and
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Owder and Madder

This is a transcript of an audio-recording made by my grandfather some time before I was born and uncovered by a cousin of mine decades later in a loft. Finding these recordings was the first time I heard his voice. If you right click and save-as you can download 'Owder and Madder' for posterity. Pretty sure my Grandad would be buzzing if you did that. -- "In the spring" so William Shakespear once said, "A young mans
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Jumble Sale

This is a transcript of an audio-recording made by my grandfather some time before I was born and uncovered by a cousin of mine decades later in a loft. Finding these recordings was the first time I heard his voice. If you right click and save-as you can download 'Jumble Sale' for posterity. Pretty sure my Grandad would be buzzing if you did that It was five minutes to zero hour, our positions were strategically sound. Like the wagon trains
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