Continuing with her series of articles charting the end of her furniture building business, Jan Cavelle describes how toxic members of staff created a self-perpetuating cycle of violence and destruction.
A New Year is upon us and many employees will be thinking about ways to boost their career – new opportunities, challenges and learning experiences, so now’s an ideal time to ask yourself, “are managers actually managing performance effectively?”
Insider threats – threats from people who exploit legitimate access to an organisation’s assets – now comprise more than half of all cyber security incidents. However, many businesses simply don’t have adequate safeguards in place to detect or prevent attacks involving insiders.
When encouraging small and growing business to listen carefully to the words of Elton John, let's not conjure up ideas of printers, clothes designers and hi-tech startups singing "Nikita" with arms swaying side to side.
Many a business owner, myself included over the years, bemoans the lack of accountability of their staff. We all know from the text books that the companies which buy into shared accountability are more productive, more successful.
Employees are sacked for failing to perform. But when it’s your own business, you get away with it. That has to change.