The Noemi Givon House / Ori Glazer + Nili Gal Mester

first_img “COPY” The Noemi Givon House / Ori Glazer + Nili Gal Mester Photographs The Noemi Givon House / Ori Glazer + Nili Gal MesterSave this projectSaveThe Noemi Givon House / Ori Glazer + Nili Gal Mester CopyAbout this officeOri GlazerOfficeFollowNili Gal MesterOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationTel Aviv-YafoRenovationWoodRefurbishmentHousesIsraelPublished on June 17, 2013Cite: “The Noemi Givon House / Ori Glazer + Nili Gal Mester” 17 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily “COPY” Projects Save this picture!© Yael Engelhart+ 43 Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israelcenter_img Year:  Israel 2012 Houses Photographs:  Yael EngelhartSave this picture!© Yael EngelhartRecommended ProductsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteApariciPorcelain Tiles – DwoodTiles / Mosaic / GresiteGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – CavaWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsText description provided by the architects. The Naomi Givon House, located in the oldest neighborhood in Tel Aviv, is a good example of a middle class residential house typical of the period in which it was built – wide open oriental spaces.  Each floor is planed as a large central hall surrounded by several smaller rooms Save this picture!© Yael EngelhartThe building was originally built in stages starting from approximately 1890 for the ground floor while the first floor dates from 1905 to 1912 and is separated by a staircase. As a separate apartmentSave this picture!© Yael EngelhartThe house was empty for years .Save this picture!© Yael EngelhartWhile  working on the renovation plans , the  architects carefully documented the building and the typical architectural details.Save this picture!© Yael EngelhartIn 2006, after a particularly rainy night, the building collapsed.  Save this picture!© Yael EngelhartImmediately afterwards, Despite the potential for designing more levels within the volume of the restored building, larger floor area in a new building plan , the owner decided to keep the original volume,  and the refurbishment kept the two main floors with especially high ceilings and the construction plan was put together adhering to careful conservation of the external façade of the building.Save this picture!© Yael EngelhartThe ground floor and basement level were redesigned as open spaces for art collections while the top floor into a large open space for residential use.Save this picture!© Yael EngelhartThe upper and lower levels were planned according to a free internal division – as many open spaces thus preserving as much visibility as possible both with respect to the exterior and interior. The open space also preserves the continuity of the exterior openings transforming the external façade into an internal façade. The windows and external doors create a dialogue with contemporary design language for both the residential spaces and the art collections.Save this picture!© Yael EngelhartThe uniqueness of the building is the subtle combination of contemporary taste with the carefully restored historic experience.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA Leads Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc Competition in BordeauxArticlesWhite Lodge / DyerGrimes ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Nili Gal Mester, Ori Glazer Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/387830/the-naomi-givon-house-ori-glazer-nili-gal-mester Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/387830/the-naomi-givon-house-ori-glazer-nili-gal-mester Clipboardlast_img read more

Cozzi House / Germán Müller

first_img Projects Project gallerySee allShow lessSneak Peek: UNStudio’s Arnhem Station to Open to the Public TomorrowArchitecture NewsAtelier 2B’s “Soft in the Middle” Rethinks Modernism for An Age of Collaboration and…Unbuilt Project Share Cozzi House / Germán MüllerSave this projectSaveCozzi House / Germán Müller Photographs:  Federico CairoliCollaborators:DLS arquitecturaSite Management:Fernando ChemesStructures:Sebastián StechinaCity:San JustoCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the city of San Justo, in the province of Santa Fe, a town of about 40,000 inhabitants located 100km north of the provincial capital.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe problem was to design in a lot of 11.50 x 27.80 meters a detached house through a mortgage (Procrear program) which in its first stage of approximately 80m2 addressed the requirements of a single young professional and considered an extension of a one bedroom suite.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliGiven the small size, the need for interior square meters and the decision to design the house on ground floor due to costs, the strategy was a layout of program and courtyards, seeking to tap the full potential of the land.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe front yard serves as a buffer between the privacy of the house and the street, the contact with the street is materialized by a wall of concrete blocks with the concept of Brazilian Cobogó, setting a visual filter that allows the passage of the sun. This courtyard raises a contemplative relationship with the social area of the house from its vegetation.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe social area is designed by taking the width of the site to enhance the visual-spatial continuity between front and rear courtyards. The link with the backyard is given through a partially covered space that is proposed as a meeting area around the barbecue sector in a more active relationship.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThen the private area of the house is designed linearly on the south party wall, to achieve the best lighting and ventilation conditions. The bedrooms in the final stage will be articulated by an interior courtyard in the master bedroom, for contemplation and privacy, separate from the main courtyard of the house with a cement block filter.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliRegarding sustainability issues, we considered energy savings from filters and semi-covered spaces that mitigate the impact of direct sunlight but allow cross ventilation. In turn, we put special attention into the insulation of the roof, for example above the slab and below the sealing.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliWe also used for a solar water heater located on the roof, which acts as an alternative to the regular water heater, reducing the consumption of gas, which is a problem because there is no natural gas network in the city. Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777235/cozzi-house-german-muller Clipboard Cozzi House / Germán Müller Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 21 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Germán Müller Year Completion year of this architecture project Argentina CopyHouses•San Justo, Argentina “COPY” Photographs 2014 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777235/cozzi-house-german-muller Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGermán MüllerOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan JustoArgentinaPublished on November 18, 2015Cite: “Cozzi House / Germán Müller” [Casa Cozzi / Germán Müller] 18 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

PUSD Announces School Winter Concert Schedule

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Make a comment 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Education PUSD Announces School Winter Concert Schedule From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 10, 2012 | 3:19 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The musical talents of Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) elementary, middle and high school students will be on display this holiday season as glee clubs, choirs, bands and orchestras perform a full schedule of winter concerts and performances throughout Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre.The elementary school winter concert season kicked off on Friday, December 7 with a holiday program at Franklin Elementary School in Altadena. See the full elementary concert schedule at http://gopusd.com/winterconcert-elementary.The secondary school concert season begins Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. with the Eliot Middle School Winter Arts Festival directed by PUSD music teacher Karen Klages. See the middle and high school concert season at http://gopusd.com/winterconcert-middle. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Graffiti praising Ronan Kerrs murder painted on road in Strabane

first_img Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Graffiti praising the murder of PSNI constable Ronan Kerr and calling for further attacks has been daubed on a road in Strabane.A slogan was painted in the Ballycolman estate.The graffiti which cannot be repeated was aimed towards the Tyrone County Board Chairman; Ciaran McLaughlin who attended Ronan Kerrs funeral and helped carry his coffin.Strabane Councillor, Eugene McMennamin, says those responsible are not representative of the people of Strabane….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/eug1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Graffiti praising Ronan Kerrs murder painted on road in Strabane By News Highland – April 8, 2011 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGAA – Donegal seek promotion and league final placeNext article150th anniversary of the Derryveagh Evictions being commemorated this week News Highland Google+ Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Police in riot gear called to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry last night

first_imgNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Facebook Police in riot gear called to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry last night Police in riot gear were called to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry on Wednesday.It is believed they were called to deal with a man who was being aggressive towards staff.The Western Trust has confirmed there was an incident at half twelve on Wednesday night where police were called in to assist.A spokesperson said no patients were harmed as a result of the incident.SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey was in the hospital’s Accident and Emergency department at the time…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/rams1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – January 12, 2012 Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articlePlight of potato farmers here is indicative of what’s happening in horticulture sectorNext articleMc Hugh wants schools to contribute to DEIS review News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitterlast_img read more

Delhi Court Allows Delhi Police’s Plea Seeking Deep Sidhu’s Production For Obtaining His Voice Samples At FSL

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Allows Delhi Police’s Plea Seeking Deep Sidhu’s Production For Obtaining His Voice Samples At FSL Nupur Thapliyal22 April 2021 6:58 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Thursday allowed Delhi Police’s Application seeking production of Deep Sidhu at the FSL in order to obtain his voice samples and to match it with the Facebook Live and other video clips taken on record by the investigating agency during the course of investigation.Reliever Metropolitan Magistrate Sahil Gupta allowed the application after observing thus:”The Court is of opinion that the submission of Ld. counsel of the accused as to application being vague lacking any concrete details of the videos for which the voice sample is required is premature as the manner in which investigation is to be done is the prerogative of the investigating agency. Also, at the stage of investigation, one cannot assume that by obtaining the voice sample, false evidence by tampering with the video clips could be imputed against the accused. The admissibility and quality of evidence is a question to be determined during the trial and not at the stage of investigation.”According to the prosecution, the said production was necessary as on the Republic Day, farmers had allegedly indulged in rioters’ activities causing irreparable loss to the world heritage site apart from assaulting the policemen guarding the site and performing law and order duty, thereby causing serious injuries and casualties. During the course of investigation, certain videos were collected by the investigating agency wherein Sidhu was seen to be Live on Facebook.The said application was vehemently opposed by counsel appearing on behalf of Sidhu by arguing that the said application was very vague and lacked any concrete details of the videos for which the voice sample was required and that these videos videos ought to also have been placed on record by the Prosecution with the proper transcript. Moreover, it was argued that the application is an infringement of the fundamental rights of the Accused and more specifically the same is violative of Articles 20 and 21 of the Constitution.”In light of above observation, the application of the IO is hereby allowed. The accused Sandeep Singh Sidhu @ Deep Sidhu was, in FIR No. 98/21, remanded to 14 days in Judicial Custody. Production warrant be issued against the accused with direction to Jail Superintendent to produce the accused at FSL, at a convenient time allocated by FSL, under more favourable conditions for the purpose of recording his voice sample in the presence of his counsel.” The Court ordered.Tags#Delhi Court Deep Sidhu Farmers Protest Red fort Voice Samples of accused Next Storylast_img read more

George Floyd’s voice haunted Derek Chauvin murder trial

first_imgPattanaphong Khuankaew/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — During the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, jurors heard from 45 witnesses. But legal experts say the voice that may have resonated most in the courtroom every day was one from the grave.In what legal experts called a rarity for the criminal justice system, George Floyd played a major role in the trial of the man prosecutors allege killed him. Jurors saw and heard Floyd up close, in multiple videos, begging for his life up until his final breath.The jury in the high-profile case announced on Tuesday afternoon that it had reached a unanimous verdict finding Chauvin guilty on the charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.Dr. Ziv Cohen, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Cornell University, said that the videos the panel saw of Floyd’s final moments were “powerful” evidence for the prosecution.“That video is the star of this trial. It’s the star witness of this trial. It’s the biggest piece of evidence in this trial,” Cohen told ABC News prior to the verdict being announced.In bystander video taken from just feet away from Floyd and the officers who were on top of him during the May 25, 2020, arrest, and in even closer police body camera videos, jurors heard Floyd not just begging for his life but talking about his deceased mother, children and predicting his own demise.“They gonna kill me. They gonna kill me, man,” Floyd is heard saying in the now-famous video taken by a then-17-year-old high school student, Darnella Frazier.Frazier’s video recording appears to show Chauvin pressing his left knee on the back of Floyd’s neck as he cried out 27 times, “I can’t breathe,” and eventually said, “My neck. I’m through. I’m through.”“My stomach hurt. My neck hurts. Everything hurts,” Floyd said in the video, his face pushed against the pavement. “Give me some water or something, please.”As the disturbing footage continues, Floyd refers to Chauvin as “Mr. Officer” and speaks of his family: “Can’t believe this, man. Mom, love you. Love you. Tell my kids I love them. I’m dead.”In police body camera footage taken earlier in the episode, the handcuffed man tells the officers he is “claustrophobic” and suffers from “anxiety” as he pleads with them not to put him in the back of a cramped police cruiser.“Can you put me in the front, please?” he asked, the officers attempting to shove him into the backseat, saying, “I’m not a bad guy, man. I’m not a bad guy.”At one point he even has a conversation with Charles McMillian, 61, a concerned bystander who tried to intervene, asking Floyd to get into the squad car and saying, “You can’t win.”“I’m not trying to win,” Floyd responded.When Chauvin and the other officers remove him from the vehicle and start to place him on the ground, Floyd said, “Thank you” and “I’m gonna lie on the ground. I’m going down.”Cohen said that while many murder trials nowadays are bound to feature some form of video, mostly surveillance video with no audio, the Chauvin trial is unique for the abundance of footage, from multiple angles.“Certainly hearing George Floyd in distress for a very long period of time, kind of seeing him in his agony and in the final moments of his life, is disturbing to your average viewer and to the jury,” Cohen said. “You clearly see that George Floyd is having fear, anxiety, he’s in pain, his voice is thick, he’s struggling. At various points, he cries out. So, I think the challenge here is that you’re not seeing a placid victim, or a placid decedent, where you might try to convince yourself that he’s not suffering.”He said Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, has been attempting to undo the power of those images with “ideas, facts that might muddy the waters in terms of what would appear to be very clear from the video.”Brian Buckmire, a New York City public defender and an ABC News legal contributor, said most state courts allow such video, which is considered out-of-court hearsay, to be used at trial under what is called the Dying Declaration Rule.“We presume that the last words of a person dying are going to be true, because why would you lie if you are about to die?” Buckmire said, explaining the rule. Still, he agreed that such video in a murder trial is “extremely rare.”“When we see video in homicide cases, it’s usually grainy video from a distance,” Buckmire added. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen this much video of someone’s final moments of life in a criminal prosecution.”He said the videos used by prosecutors in the case have also been powerful in humanizing Floyd to the point where it’s “almost slightly divine.”“When you hear someone’s final words, saying, ‘Thank you’ to an officer for taking him out of a car, calling their mother, I think that resonates with a lot of people,” Buckmire added. “I think you hear that and everyone goes to that point and time if they’ve lost someone and the final words of that person.”Not only have the prosecution and defense been allowed to replay the video countless times, but both sides also have been permitted to seize on freeze frames of the footage in arguments over whether Chavin was following his training as a Minneapolis police officer.Nelson, the defense attorney, even tried countering the prosecution’s case by playing for the jury part of a previous arrest of Floyd in May 2019, to illustrate similarities with the fatal 2020 arrest and to show the effects opioids allegedly had on Floyd.“You’re not just hearing it second-hand from someone else,” Buckmire said, “which is very rare.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. 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…in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. …in briefOn 5 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefWTD consultation The DTI has taken the first steps to extend the Working Time Directive tomore than 770,000 employees in previously excluded sectors. A publicconsultation on the draft provisions will run for 12 weeks, with responses requiredby the end of January.  www.dti.gov.ukPay offer accepted Police support staff have won an increased pay offer after intervention bythe Transport and General Workers Union. The Police Authorities and the Associationof Chief Police Officers have increased a pay offer to 3.4 per cent – up from 3per cent. The offer, which will now be subject to consultation with thethousands of support staff across the country, is to be supplemented by a jointworking party which will examine a range of HR issues.  www.tgwu.org.ukCSR campaign The TUC has launched a campaign to make global firms more accountable forwork-related deaths. The union claims that around the world, the number ofpeople killed at work outnumbers those killed in wars or by AIDS, and wants tomake firms more responsible.  www.tuc.org.ukTesco buys T&S chain Supermarket giant Tesco has further cemented its dominance of the sector bybuying a leading independent retail chain. Tesco has bought T&S Stores, theUK’s second-largest independent chain, for about £377m. The deal covers 850convenience stores, but Tesco said more than half will be converted to itsExpress format.  www.tesco.co.ukInvestment returns UK graduates get the best return on their investment in a university education,according to a new report. The study by the Organisation for EconomicCo-operation and Development found UK students have an annual return of 17 percent com-pared to 7 per cent in Italy and Japan.  www.oecd.orgGMB head to retire The head of the GMB union is to stand down a year early. John Edmonds, 58,was to retire in 2004, but will now stand down as general secretary in the newyear. A successor for the 700,000-strong GMB will be found in March, the unionsaid.  www.gmb.org.uklast_img read more

Plan ahead to ensure repatriation success

first_imgPlan ahead to ensure repatriation successOn 3 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Recently,I discussed economy-driven changes in the use and components of globalassignments. This has had a direct impact on international HR departments, andhas driven three new imperatives: effective strategies for localisation, robustmechanisms for repatriation, and talent management for global resiliency.Assumingyou took good notes on localisation strategies, you will now be wrestling withthe second step: repatriation of your overseas assignees. Repatriation is a keycomponent of any international assignment. In fact, it represents a continuingyield on your expatriate investment – an investment, not an expense.Mostcompanies still strive to show some return on investment (ROI) for theirexpats. I measure ROI in this area by looking at the success of placing therepat back into the organisation in a meaningful role, leveraging thatindividual’s global skills and competencies, and ensuring that they remain withthe firm.Buthow you calculate an ROI may be driven by how your organisation amortises largecapital expenditures. Because of the significant costs and the significantimpact expats have, I compare expats to capital investments. Similarly, anamortisation of that investment can be applied to expatriates, giving you anidea of your retention goals for your returning assignees.Onceyou understand the importance of repatriation, you must plan for it.Repatriation must start well before the assignee has ever darkened the door ofa Boeing 747. Anyone considering moving their family overseas should ask:”What happens next?” It’s amazing how many companies don’t have theanswer to this simple question. Even worse, sometimes they know the answer, butwon’t tell the assignee.Next,establishing ownership of repatriation is critical. The expat must have thelead – full stop. HR will certainly facilitate the process and will play a keyrole, but the expat must own the journey. Their success in finding a great nextrole in the organisation will be a direct reflection of how much effort thatperson has put into the process.Oncethe repat has started their new role, it is essential that the line managerunderstands their responsibility. I have found that a short note from a seniorexecutive explaining the size of the investment for which this manager now willbe responsible, works wonders. This note will ensure the line manager is asfocused on retaining this investment as you are in HR.Finally,never forget that potential future expats will always ‘check references’ withrepatriates. What will your repats say about your company’s assignment process?Repatriationand the subsequent retention of your global managers, is not administrative HR.Repatriation has a strategic impact on the business, shows real dollars for theorganisation, and has a direct knock-on effect on your organisation’s globalresiliency. How you manage the repatriation process will make all thedifference.ByLance Richards, Senior director of international HR for Kelly Services andadviser to SHRMlast_img read more

How to spread knowledge

first_imgHow to spread knowledgeOn 1 May 2004 in Personnel Today Informal learning comes under the spotlight at this month’s LearningSolutions conference in London. Guy Sheppard examines how it can be used tobest effectTraditional training departments will disappear as the benefits of informallearning become increasingly recognised, according to Gunnar Bruckner, theformer chief learning officer of the UN Development Programme. During the opening address to the Learning Solutions 2004 conference inLondon on 25 May, he will argue that a command-and-control approach to peopledevelopment is misguided. Instead, he says, organisations need to create aculture of learning in the workplace where informal learning takes precedence.This is because most business knowledge resides within the heads of employees,so encouraging its spread is a cost-effective way of boosting performance.Examples of informal learning vary from staff collaborating on a project toexchanging information over a coffee. Bruckner, now chief executive of Coaching Platform, says informal learningis not controlled by the organisation, yet organisations can sanction andfacilitate its development. So how does informal learning work and what are itsbenefits and limitations? Martyn SlomanLearning, training and development advisor to the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development”Since the late 1980s, there has been a very considerable switch awayfrom training which is designed to encourage people to acquire necessaryknowledge or skills to learning where the individuals themselves construct newknowledge or skills. “Where people have the opportunity to use more discretion at work, theninformal learning is much more important. But it does not mean that you cansimply let it happen. “The big challenge for the HR department is to ensure that properinformal learning is taking place. It has to be context specific. What works ina newspaper office, for example, is very different from what works inmanufacturing industry.” Sue WhiteleyOrganisational development manager, Pizza Hut (UK)”We’re currently running at about 50 per cent turnover among our teammembers [restaurant staff] so any investment you make in training anddevelopment is quickly lost. That’s where informal learning comes into its own.Most of the learning that happens is on the job, but we facilitate that throughteam members who are seen to have skills in developing others as well as a goodoverall business knowledge. It’s a question of knowing and understanding the person you are coaching.You have to appreciate where they are in their development and what level of supportthey need.” Malcolm KnightHead of training, GAME”If anything we are moving away from more informal learning andtraining as the company gets bigger. For in-store staff, that is reallyformalised now because we are very keen to ensure we get customer serviceright. At head office, it is more informal because there are groups of peoplewithin their own department with specialised sets of skills. We don’t formaliseany training for them other than for soft skills such as leadership andplanning. As long as tasks are being set and the end results are being reviewedand discussed, I wouldn’t have any concerns about informal learning andtraining taking place.” Warwick HallOperations manager, BMW, Hams HallInformal learning is a significant part of our training tool kit. It’s acombination of watching other people, learning by doing and calling forassistance from the guy that works alongside you. It’s having the ability tocoach someone else and to learn from other people. It is a culture where youwelcome your peers giving you guidance and you don’t see it as criticism. It’svery difficult to quantify its impact, but where it happens, it leads to aflexible, communicative and reasonably satisfied workforce.” Pat AshworthHead of learning and development, Co-operative Financial Services”One of our best examples of informal learning is when delegates onmanagement development courses meet up on a regular basis afterwards to discussreal business challenges. We’ve found that some of these relationships havebecome long-term and powerful things have happened as a result such as bysupporting each other with informal mentoring arrangements. We also seecommunity involvement and volunteering programmes as an opportunity forinformal learning. They develop a whole raft of skills such as leadership,delegation and communication..” Adrian RobertsPersonnel manager, INA Bearing Co, Llanelli, Wales”In the late 1990s, we were losing product to other INA plants inEastern Europe so to compete we began a cultural change programme wherelearning had to be greater than the rate of change we faced. We wanted toengage all employees in learning and get them to think critically about whatthey were doing. We’ve now given team leaders the people skills to interactwith their teams and involve them in continuous improvement activities. It’sthe only way that informal learning can take place. We embarked on all this in2001. Only now are we’re beginning to see the benefits.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more