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Simon Brown

HR transformation journey. First things first: Engage your team

Assess the change readiness level of each team member and then choose the appropriate leadership action to coach and grow them through the change curve

by: Simon Brown
Published: June 22, 2017
Tags: Simon Brown, change readiness, HR, transformation


Simon Brown

10 Tips for Successful Go Live: Begin with the End in Mind

Common factors that can make a great difference to the speed of implementation and effectiveness of your transformation.

by: Simon Brown
Published: August 16, 2016
Tags: implementation


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So, You Are on Your Way! Now, How Do You Keep Your People Engaged in Transformation?

When you come to the nitty gritty of transformation, the truth is it can mean redundancy and painful change. Simon reflects on decades at the front line, and discusses your only two options for navigating through this

by: Simon Brown
Published: July 19, 2016
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Is NOW the time to split HR Shared Services in two?

A blasphemous idea? Or the only sensible solution for driving more value out of HR?

by: Simon Brown
Published: September 5, 2014
Tags: Simon Brown, HR, strategy, GBS, Ram Charan


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"Tears" Instead of "Tiers" – Busting the Myths Surrounding HR Shared Services Through Professional Career Paths

Your HR generalists come to the Shared Services table kicking and screaming. So what do you do? 6 tips to get them on board

by: Simon Brown
Published: March 31, 2014
Tags: career


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How Effective is the Leader of Your Shared Services Organisation?

How to become a better (more effective) SSO leader. Plus Shared Services leaders share their best and worst moments with us...

by: Simon Brown
Published: February 10, 2014
Tags: leadership, Boss, survey, Simon Brown, effective leadership, culture, team, teamwork, results


Simon Brown

How Effective is Your Shared Services Leader?

1 out of 5 Shared Services leaders need to do more proactive selling and marketing of their shared services function with key stakeholders: Survey on leadership effectiveness

by: Simon Brown
Published: January 2, 2014
Tags: Simon Brown, Boss, boss quality, HR, survey, leadersjhip, motivation


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How effective is your SSO boss? Impact of "Boss Quality" on performance

Does your boss further your career, or hinder it? How good is he or she at motivating you? A look at what defines "boss quality" and its impact on performance

by: Simon Brown
Published: August 1, 2013
Tags: Simon Brown, leadership, boss quality, survey, leaders, core values, motivation, culture, Global, management motivation, performance


Simon Brown

What is Global Business Services REALLY all about?

How can you tell if your organisation is just paying lip service to GBS – after all, it's a popular trend – or whether it is serious about multi-functional services, building partnerships, and offering a true career path?

by: Simon Brown
Published: January 21, 2013
Tags: GBS, Global Business Services, Simon Brown


Simon Brown

Restaurant-style Service (Tier-0 and Tier-1)

For those of you who are gourmet fans, enjoy cookery TV programmes, and are fascinated by what chefs can do (Michel Roux, Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver to name a few) you will recognise the parallel between what Alex Polizzi's Hotel Inspector and Chef Ramsey’s Hells kitchen found – and what works equally well for an Egon Ronay standard Shared Services function. The secret formula to good... Read more

by: Simon Brown
Published: October 3, 2012
Tags: Simon Brown, service, Tier 1, Tier 0, HR, Human Resources