Five great reads on the changing workplace


Technology, globalization and the ascent into the workplace  of Millennials have brought glittering new opportunities – and  fundamental new challenges – to leaders and managers around the world.  This selection of reading will help leaders navigate their  way through the new business landscape by honing their skills and knowledge for present and future success.

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Workplace Vagabonds: Career and Community in Changing Worlds of WorkIntroduction

The organizational structures of the workplace are moving towards more temporary and flexible work. This introduction shows how this new model is transforming careers and communities.


Millennials & Management Chapter 3

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, will be the largest generation in the workplace this year. This section examines the Millennial mindset and helps other generations understand and work eeffectively with them.


The New Workforce ChallengeChapter 1

This chapter focuses on the agile and virtual workforce and how companies are changing old organizational structures.


The Worldwide WorkplaceChapter 4

This key text looks at how the physical workplace has evolved, and what it will look like in the future. It examines the skills it will require and the kind of people we will need in order to grow and prosper.


Reimagining the OfficeChapter 2

Author Adryan Bell encourages the reader to reinvent long-standing workplace conventions. In this section, he challenges the desk-based mindset and presents the benefits of a landscaped work environment.



Blue Bottle Biz Top Five

101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems

This explains the disciplinary process from beginning to end and provides model documents that eliminate the stress and second-guessing about what to do and say. Expertly written, write-
ups cover every kind of problem – substandard work quality, absenteeism, insubordination, email misuse, sexual harassment, drug or alcohol misuse, and more.

Essential Financial Techniques for Hospitality Managers

Updated with extensive new material, especially in the fields of managing revenue and the use of spreadsheets, this covers a vast range of sectors – including hotels, restaurants, contract catering, leisure tourism, cruise ships and theme parks.

Food and Beverage Management

Written by an experienced team of authors including John Cousins and David Foskett, recognized authorities in food and beverage operations and culinary arts, this book has been constructed to meet the needs of a range of education provision at diploma and undergraduate levels; for in-company training programmes, and to provide a sound foundation on which to extend higher level studies.

The 8 Dimensions of Leadership

Don’t be a one-dimensional leader! To be an effective leader you need to know your strengths – but that’s only part of the story. You also need a broad perspective on all the behaviours needed to be an effective leader. This book provides both.

Energy Efficiency

Energy risk has reappeared on the corporate and social agenda and the complexity of issues has increased many-fold since the last great wave of concern following the oil crises of the 1970s.
This is a comprehensive guide for managers and policymakers to fundamental questions underpinning energy-e ciency and our response