What role are you playing now?

What role are you playing now?

The BBC reported last week that of the top 50 companies in the UK, most are reporting that they are not planning on bringing workers back to the office full time. To state the obvious, Covid has been a massive catalyst for change for many of us, as our homes...
Future me is awesome.

Future me is awesome.

Future me is awesome. Future me says medium instead of large. Future Me gets his weekly blog post done on time. Future me is a hero. I am yet to meet Future Me so in the meantime, Present Me needs a plan. Past Me promised his business partner Aoife his weekly blog...
Predictably unpredictable.

Predictably unpredictable.

They weren’t predicting this. Those of our clients who have been able to open are surpassing all expectations. “Never thought we could do numbers like that” said one customer as they bolted past pre Covid trading records with their insides missing....
How to develop resilience?

How to develop resilience?

There is nothing like a global pandemic to underscore the notion that things don’t always pan out the way you’d hoped. A word that has been thrown around a lot in response is “resilience” – the capacity to recover quickly from difficulty...
The day has FINALLY arrived!

The day has FINALLY arrived!

It’s doors open time, well, the ones to the patio anyway! I have been speaking to friends recently about the prospect of meeting up (together, in a bar, with others) and there is a bit of a ‘first day at high school’ feel about it all. No small...
Barmetrix emerges as Ruckus.

Barmetrix emerges as Ruckus.

We entered the pandemic named Barmetrix and we are emerging as Ruckus. As tempting as it is to say our name change came as a result of intense reflection over the last year, the truth is that the first lockdown announcement and our intended launch date collided. As...
The power of a checklist

The power of a checklist

We are all familiar with the concept of a checklist, your team may already use a checklists to help run your venues, but it is also one of the most effective changes you can make to your own daily routine. A few years ago, after simple things kept falling through the...
Online meetings

Online meetings

Most of us have been involved in an online meeting and they can tend toward the unremarkable end of the (not usually remarkable) meeting scale. The upheaval we are all going through at the moment means we need to up our online meeting game, the trouble is, there are...
It’s the manager

It’s the manager

What role does a manager play in staff engagement? According to the 80 odd years of data analysis on workplaces that Gallup has done says that 70% of the variance in team engagement is determined solely by their direct manager. In short, employees leave managers. I...