A new employer-employee compact

The old “job for life” certainties have gone but the laissez-faire approach which has replaced them is neither good for companies, nor good for employees argue Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh in the Harvard Business Review. For most of the 20th century, the compact between employers and employees in the developed world was […]

Bowtie vs. Diamond

I have a theory that there are two basic shapes of organisation when it comes to organising IT – bow-tie and diamond. A bow-tie shaped organisation aims to keep the "business people" on one side of the bow-tie and the "techies" on the other side. The "knot" is where the two are supposed to meet, […]