Author Archives: simonheath1

#Irontweeps

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service â€“ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow On Sunday 20th March 2016, 26 volunteers ran a tag marathon in aid of Sport Relief in 15 minute stages starting at 7am and finishing at approximately 1:30pm. From Bushy Park […]

Minute waltz

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it – Leonardo Da Vinci Day one at the CIPD L&D Show done and time to reflect on what I’ve heard and the conversations I’ve had. Time and again my thoughts come back to time. We’ve looked at resources and budgets. The immovable objects that the […]

Curiouser and curiouser

  I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught – Winston Churchill This year I will be, once again, doodling all of the great stuff coming out of the CIPD L&D show live from London Olympia (tickets here). Ahead of the show I’ve been invited by Helen Amery to […]

Aroma of Books

A short story for World Book Day. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, The Good Soldier, ascends The Thirty Nine Steps in search of Mrs Dalloway in a Journey to the End of the Night, he will enter a Brave New World, fearing The Call of the Wild. Finally he will reach the Wuthering […]

FM BLT

I’ve wanted to write this piece for a while. I suspect it’ll piss a few people off. But I need  to get it off my chest. I’ve held off writing it because I have been worried that it will be seen as disrespectful to the memory of a well-liked and respected member of the Facilities […]

The Large Human Collider

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail – Heraclitus It is fairly well known that Google attempts to engineer serendipitous interactions by deliberately keeping queues long in it’s staff canteens. Many other businesses have adopted similar tactics and many workplaces are […]

Dark Satanic Millenials

In a recent survey, Pointless Generalisations magazine asked 150 top CEOs what their Millenial workforces were looking for from their jobs. It produced some startling results that should make business leaders sit up and take note. Gone are requests for job security, flexibility, a fair wage for a fair day’s work, an equitable workload, the […]