How to develop your technical trainee brilliantly…and still have time for your day job.

Sue Willcock Food for Thought

As an experienced professional, often your role will involve sharing your knowledge with those less experienced than you. This may be to help someone formally with their Professional exams or supporting them via a structured programme (e.g. a via a Graduate or Apprentice scheme).   But, with the demands on your time from clients and projects, often helping them develop just has to …

Is your environment stifling your performance?

Sue Willcock Food for Thought

All too often, I meet technical experts who don’t look beyond their office to create an environment conducive to working at their best. Going “back to the office” after a meeting or even having an office style environment at home is often still considered the norm as an effective place to work. Clearly, offices have many benefits – they can be a hub …

The 5 key people challenges in property and construction (and the questions to ask yourself to stop them affecting your business)

Sue Willcock Food for Thought

As a result of working with contractors, developers and construction consultants, I can see broad ‘people development’ themes which emerge as a cause of decreased efficiency which, regardless of market conditions, hit the bottom line. Not all of these will apply to every organisation, but the themes I’ve seen across different types of organisations within the sector see can be summarised …