The Decrapify Work Not-Newsletter

Colin Newlyn
Weekly musings on the world of work and how we can make it better
Created 26 Jul 2021
  • New Boots and Panties!!
    01 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Fashion There's been some talk about what people will wear when they return to the office, whether it will go back to formal or be more like leisurewear. After months of not really thinking about what...
  • Psycho Killer (Que'st-ce Que C'est?)
    24 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next Bullying in the workplace is, sadly, all too common. The majority of people have experienced it directly or indirectly, and watching someone being bulli...
  • Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
    20 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised It seems that today change has to be ‘Transformational’, whether it’s a corporate change programme or some personal development. If you don’t emerge butterfly-like...
  • Let's Come Together
    10 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 2
    Heart of the Matter To me, the most important unit in organisations is the team. Teams are where it’s at. We’ve become obsessed with leadership, with culture, with individual personalities and strengt...
  • Something in the Air (again)
    03 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Cut Across Shorty Magic Bullets. We’re always looking for them, aren’t we? It’s almost addictive. I guess it’s hardly surprising, given that we are bombarded with offers for them. Life hacks. Get-rich...
  • Something in the Air
    20 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 0 2
    Culture Club I’ve been thinking about Culture this week and it always perplexes me. Part of me thinks it’s all bollocks and yet part of me thinks it is important. I think the problem, as with most thi...
  • Start It Up!
    13 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    This week I have some musings on what we can learn from the startup world. All I Need In the start-up world, they have the idea of the ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP), which the least amount of the pro...
  • Through a glass darkly
    06 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Let’s Go Round Again “Go back to the office if you want to get on” trumpeted the headlines of The Daily Telegraph and The Times, following an interview that Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave to LinkedIN New...
  • In the darkness
    31 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    Art for Art’s Sake We have a productivity crisis in work. It’s been flatlining since the Global Financial Crash in 2008 but that’s not the problem. The problem is that we don’t really know what we mea...
  • Decrapify Work or Die (save someone, save yourself)
    23 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    Movin' out I am moving this not-newsletter across to Substack, so it will look a bit different next week and you might need to fish it out of your junk mail folder. Substack is a bit more elegant in h...
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