Capsule wardrobe

When I started my entrepreneurial life, one of the first things I did was to get rid of more than two thirds of my wardrobe. After more than 20 years of working in the fashion business, I had all kind of clothes, for every occasion, in every print and fabric you could imagine.READ MORE

Horizontal promotions

A few weeks ago, somebody in HR was telling me about a problem that was keeping her awake at night. Faced with the rapid growth of the company, the board had promoted their best technician to product team manager. This was someone who was operationallyREAD MORE

A clean slate

These days I’m watching Pose, an inspiring series set in New York at the end of the 80s. It tells the story of how a group at clear risk of exclusion decides to create their own code and environment, aware that the old social model prevailing at the time systematically rejectsREAD MORE

Organisational anchors

Right now we can say that all companies are reorganising departments, evolving roles and structures or redirecting projects (or all of them at the same time). While it is great to assume as business as usual a state of continuous iteration, where nothing is set in stoneREAD MORE

The power of small

A couple of weeks ago, in one of my sessions, the GM of a tech company told me that her absolute priority was to keep her team to no more than 30 people in order to maintain simplicity at all levels and to leverage the full potential of her people to contribute.READ MORE

Fake organisations

A few months ago I had four hr colleagues participating at the same time in a recruitment process for the role of People Director of one of the sexy companies of the moment, you know: cool image, elegantly rebel, emerging and very promising sector. I suppose that we, HR people,READ MORE

Operational HR

This month marks the 6th anniversary of my first job as an entrepreneur, which consisted of sharing my experiences in international retail with a group of HR managers from European countries. At that round table I spent three hours explaining how my team and IREAD MORE

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