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Welcome to the Berrison blog.

Pretty much every morning, usually as we’re having the first coffee of the day, we get into a conversation that quickly becomes a debate. It’s brilliant. But invariably we have to divert our attention away from whatever theory or opinion is being thrown around, and more often than not, we’re a little bummed out. So this is the place where those free wheeling conversations get fleshed out.

7 reasons you should know your remote staff better

Getting to know your staff sounds like the simplest thing in the world, but often the reality of work pressures or perceived opinion of what a manager should do, can result in wasted time, money and effort.  The other day I was taking an early morning train, the only...

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Nurturing Innovation and Creativity in Teams

With innovation involving the implementation of creative ideas it is easy to see how these two concepts work hand in hand. Innovation, and in turn creativity, are seen as sources of competitive advantage and market leadership. Therefore, firms often fight to be the...

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So, what is mindfulness? 5 practical ways to practice.

So, what is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment, aware of where you are and what you are doing, and not overly reacting or becoming overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. It's not some happy clappy, tree hugging experience,...

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When a peer becomes a manager…

I worked at HMV while I was at University in London. The flagship store on Oxford Street that, sadly, is no longer there. It’s a Sport’s Direct now, which is another conversation for another time… But it meant I got to see first-hand how market pressure can decimate a...

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Olympic leg-up-acy: the right person for the job

What’s the connection between 67 Olympic medals for the UK in Rio and a lorry driver becoming an accountant? Countries and societies argue at length about the true legacy of any Olympics, be they in London or Rio. I would guess that if you were impoverished and living...

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How to succeed? Steven Pressfield screams war!

Review: The war of art by Steven Pressfield Ever hear the notion that the really good stuff, like the best stuff, whether it’s an innovation in technology, a new service no one knew they needed or a great work of art doesn’t come from us, it comes through us? This is...

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The Rise of Elearning Software

With an increased emphasis on learning as a method of gaining competitive advantage, many firms seem to be lacking in practicing what they preach. Excessive focus on success can lead to learning falling to the back of a firm’s agenda, but with the increasing use of...

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Business Team Madness

“You’re mad if you think I’m standing on a raft pretending to be nice to my colleagues.” There’s a very good reason why people can be suspicious of business team development. Many people have experienced activities, under the heading of team development, that have no...

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