When I worked as a Solicitor I was in the minory in that I objected to the way that people were throwing money around like it was going out of fashion. I worked in Conveyancing and I could see that developers were “borowing off Peter to pay Paul” as they went on to invest in more housing developments before the previous ones were completed. I did not know the extent of the overborrowing at that time but it is now widely accepted that the recklessness of developers and bankers has brought this country to the brink of economic collapse.
I believe that if I had pointed out my concerns at the time they would not have been heeded. There were too many vested interests involved in the building game and by that I mean the banks, Estate Agents, Solicitor’s firms, the Construction Industry and the developers themselves. Nobody wanted to shout stop! and we are all paying for it now. They were like sheep following each other because everyone else was doing it. There was little critical thinking involved – can I afford this? what is my plan B? and that was the monoculture of the time.
But what if I had been working in an organisation which cared very much about what its people thought? What if I had been invited to contribute in a real way my concerns and anxieties about clients (whose best interests I was supposed to be protecting). If I had spoken out would others have expressed similar misgivings? Would that have made a difference to how that organisation adapted to changing circumstances in the economy? We will probably never know but I am convinced that organisations who listen to their employees (at all levels of the hierarchy) are better placed to know what is really going on.
The most advanced organisations are those who have recognised the changing demographics of their workforces and aim to recruit people from all different gender, ethnic, social and backgrounds which enables the organisation to see things from many different angles – a distinct business advantage. If you own a supermarket and employ disabled, ethnic, older, lesbian and gay workers and your competitor engages only female Irish workers you are in a better position to make a profit. You will also attract new customers from these groups. But it is not enough to employ diverse people it is also essential to interract with them, to invite their views to listen and learn from them. All of which requires an open mind. Otherwise your ideas will go stale and good staff will leave if the company is not seen to be moving with the times.
Many parents inside the uk in current years have experienced for the primary time the combined feelings that come when they recognise that considered one of their children is serving in a far off vicinity with the british armed forces.
The revel in manner that christmas takes on a very new significance. In preference to being a time whilst families converge from close to and some distance to be collectively, this is just not possible. So many human beings ought to discover one of a kind approaches of expressing their love and reminding others that they’re being concept of.
And no matter wherein within the world their service takes them, one of the maximum morale-boosting reviews in any armed forces member’s deployment is when they get hold of a gift or a bundle which is really meant to remind them how a great deal they may be being thought of.
Modern logistics suggest that it’s far possible for serving ladies and men to experience many of the comforts and elaborations that go with a conventional christmas, besides the only that subjects the most to every person – being around those they love and care for the most. This is wherein the offerings of the british forces submit workplace (bfpo) come into their personal. The bfpo arose out of the submit workplace corps which turned into inaugurated for the duration of queen victoria’s reign, and became later amalgamated with the royal engineers.
Whilst the deserves of the use of serving forces personnel to deliver post to their colleagues, in particular in a ways-flung locations which is probably the scene of heavy fighting, have been eventually recognised, call for grew for the bfpo to offer its offerings to all distant places commands, and by means of the early 1960s its service have become an imperative a part of every formation of british servicemen and girls posted overseas.
These days, the bfpo is an executive corporation of the ministry of defence. It assumed its modern-day identity in 1999, and its operational centre is now at raf northolt in middlesex, apart from which there are some other 12 defence mail centres sited around the UK. These are liable for sorting and handing over gadgets meant for bfpo addresses anywhere in the world.
And as christmas methods each 12 months, like some other courier employer, their offices emerge as increasingly busy as personnel focus on the huge mission of making sure that mail and parcels, that are added to the depots through postal and parcel delivery carrier providers from all parts of the u . S . A ., get to their vacation spot in time to provide that all-essential christmas morale enhance.