Reduce expense claims: let your people decide what to spend

In his excellent book “Becoming a Better Boss“, Julian Birkinshaw describes a very interesting experiment at the pharma multi-national Roche. Two groups of staff, in Germany and Switzerland, were told that their travel claims were to become self-authorised. Instead of being approved in advance and signed off afterwards, each employee would decide for themselves whatRead more

Pre-Approve It!

What is the key to creating a happy workplace? I’ve just a written a book with what I see as the 10 key principles of a great workplace but for me one thing stands out. To find it, think about when you have been most strongly motivated and worked at your best. When I ask peopleRead more