5 E’s make better meetings

It’s likely that you spend between 10-50% of your working life in meetings. That’s up to 1,000 hours a year. And yet, it’s just as likely that you’d say the meetings you have aren’t as effective [...]

Productivity: The Office of the Future

Imagine an office where mornings are quiet, productive times where everyone can focus on doing great work, unphased by the ping of their phones, the interruptions of their colleagues and an [...]

Unlocking Ernie – How to collaborate

There’s one management challenge I keep seeing crop up across multiple clients. It’s that, these days, management isn’t just about having direct reports; it’s about rapidly forming collaborations [...]

Why we love the GROW method of coaching

The GROW method of coaching is one we at X or Y have been using since the start. Not only do we use it when coaching people ourselves, but we’ve also been lucky enough to train more than 50 [...]