Intangible assets

Does a Knowledge Worker Need a Knowledge Manager?

Here’s a thought: in a matter of years, the worker and the manager positions will be reversed in the organisational hierarchy. There are three parts to the economics of pay and hierarchy: 1. Control of assets. Workers have little control and authority over assets and are paid to ‘just work’.  At the low end, managers […]

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Rethinking Downsizing

Fans of the hugely popular Dilbert comic strips will recognise Catbert, the Evil Director of Human Resources, whose sole aim is to torment the comic strip company’s employees. Downsizing, or mass redundancies, is used by organisations to improve their financial position particularly when they are under pressure from shareholders, competition and/or shifting consumer trends.  Downsizing […]

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