May 13, 2019

Mediation can be a powerful, non-confrontational tool for any workplace.  Mediation is a useful alternative to a formal HR process such as disciplinary procedures and offers the opportunity for informal resolution to a variety of issues.

Mediation is a process by which...

March 14, 2019

As I'm sat writing this, it's hard to believe that the end of this month will mark one year since I left my full-time employed job and became self-employed.

If someone had told me at the time that I would still be working as a self-employed consultant and would have bui...

February 4, 2019

Feeling motivated on a Monday morning isn't something many people manage on a weekly basis.  It can be difficult and this may be for a variety of reasons.  Maybe you didn't get enough sleep on Sunday night, maybe you don't enjoy your job, you could be dreading a piece...

January 23, 2019

I've now worked with a number of organisations to conduct feasibility studies to review whether a new idea or a change in process is actually feasible.

I feel this practice is something that more organisations should undertake.  The reason being is that I've worked in a...

January 10, 2019

Performance appraisals can be a valuable process if done right.  However, many organisations easily slip into the routine of an annual appraisal that involves lots of form filling, some discussion and then repeat the process the following year. 

I always recommend...

January 3, 2019

Knowing how to motivate people is a skill.  It is something all managers strive to do and something that, done well, can have a huge impact on employee engagement.

Before starting to develop your motivational skills, there is one key question to ask yourself first.........

December 31, 2018

2018 has been a truly amazing year at Tracy J Barlow Consulting.  We have worked on some great projects with some wonderful clients.  

All of our clients in 2018 have been an inspiration and it's been a privilege to learn more about their businesses and help them d...

December 17, 2018

Hello everyone

So today's post is mainly my way of thanking you all for taking the time to read and engage with my website and posts.  

It's been an amazing year and I have had some wonderful opportunities to work with amazing clients across the South Yorkshire region.

Fo...

December 4, 2018

We are now into December and it feels like this year has flown by.  December is usually a time when people start thinking about the following year, what they want to do, changes they want to make and think about what has happened over the past year.

For me, it's been a...

November 23, 2018

Whilst project managing systems implementations for clients, I often get tasked with achieving a resource saving.  This might be a time and/or cost savings, which can usually be achieved by streamlining processes.

Utilising systems to streamline processes can be an effe...

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