The first conviction under corporate manslaughter legislation introduced in 2007 has now been made.
A geologist died when taking soil samples in a 12ft deep unsupported pit which caved in. Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings were fined £385,000 and Mr Justice Field, the judge, told the court that the fine reflected the seriousness of the offence and would act as a deterrent for other companies who do not adhere to health and safety legislation.
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Since the invention of management over a century ago, management has become detached from both the day to day operation of the organisation and from delivering value to the customers who pay for the products and services provided. Conventional wisdom is that managers set targets and then create systems to monitor, measure and control the execution of these targets. These systems include budgets, performance management, incentives and appraisals which are used to exercise control and ensure that targets are met. Simple, obvious and wrong!
We need a change in management thinking.
The aim of this blog is to therefore challenge the way in which we currently think about management, hopefully slaying some of the myths that surround it.