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Making positive changes to inefficient work practices

By Colin Dworkin, Director of Programmes, Talaspect Talent Development

27 May 2015

We do what we do and behave as we behave. Sometimes that works well. Sometimes we need to change, but that's easier said than done. Here's a case in point: it may not focus on your particular issues, but the principles
are transferable.

A year into his role as managing partner, Jason was already finding that he woke up on Monday mornings with a sigh. His work profile was some way from his expectations. He came into the role looking forward to being a proactive leader, but in practice he felt more like a reactive firefighter. Jason seemed to spend his day answering questions and dealing with other people's problems (alongside the small amount of fee-earning work which he now retained). Consequently, he was feeling unfulfilled and unhappy in the knowledge that there was, so far, little to show for all his hard work.

Chatting this through with a confidante, Georgina, Jason explained that these frequent interruptions were stopping him from ...

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