Opinion – So what will Brexit really mean? | The Economist

English: Flowchart for problem solving.

English: Flowchart for problem solving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a recommended read published by the Economist. It argues that Theresa May’s ministers are carefully avoiding specific answers. But it points out she is systematically disowning many of the Brexiteers’ promises.

Source: So what will Brexit really mean? | The Economist

Personally, I think that Theresa May’s problem solving style for Brexit is sub-optimal. She expects to be presented with a considered best proposal for Brexit. Based on my many years experience delivering radical change, I’m convinced that this is naive and simplistic. A dynamic approach is required that reflects changing contextual factors – political, social and economic. I would recommend an Action Research approach facilitated by an impartial subject matter expert – this was my area of expertise before I retired.


Why it’s time to talk about mental health in the workplace – the New Statesman

This is an excellent must read article by the New Statesman. The article suggests that if you can’t handle the stress of working in a low-pay world, it is always and only your fault. However, it argues that it’s time that presumption changed.

Source: Why it’s time to talk about mental health in the workplace

Whilst I can recognize descriptions of big corporate bullying and systemic management by fear, I suggest that this is only part of the story. In my long career in both the private and public sector , it was in the public sector that I found more evidence of mental health issues.

My personal theory is that mental health issues are more prevalent in bureaucratic  organizations with broken processes, like the public sector and large banks?