I’m David D’Souza and I’m glad you’ve stopped by. This blog is a very personal project and does not represent the views of my employer; sometimes it doesn’t even represent my views. It’s a place to think out loud.

I’m not sure how many things you can count as a specialism – but, broadly, if you’d like people to be more productive and work to be less sucky – that’s my space. I also have an especially keen interest in what the future of work will look like.

I’ve worked in HR for most of my career, primarily in retail and financial services, before two years of independent consulting, writing and speaking led to me joining the CIPD where I’m now Membership Director.

I speak about what organisations (and the HR profession) need to do to keep pace with external change and write regularly with the ambition to encourage organisations to make better work and working lives, so that when people come into work they don’t shift from rounded human beings into dull, less productive clockwatching corporate citizens (‘the reverse Superman effect’ – credit to Ali Germain).

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Please do follow me on Twitter at @dds180

Connect with me on Linkedin at http://uk.linkedin.com/in/daviddsouza180 – I like making connections and I publish frequently there as well (or I did before it became rubbish).

A selection of upcoming events

I used to use this area to highlight places I’d be speaking. Now I think you’ll just need to hope not to bump into me. Sorry everyone. Chances are if you attend an HR conference in the UK this year and there is a bearded guy ambling about… It’s me. Apologies in advance.

8 thoughts on “About…

  1. Hi,
    I am the Digital Content Manager at Symposium Events. I am emailing as I would like to see if  you would be interested in working with Symposium in the future.
    Symposium run a series of conferences and training events directed at top senior HR practitioners.

    We would love to arrange some form of collaboration whether it be: inviting you to attend and cover one of our HR related events; giving you the opportunity to publish on Symposium site; or providing you with a few HR articles.
    We will be delighted to hear your thoughts.


  2. Hmmmm … I happened to have experience in Human Resources, mostly negative, thus the term InHumane Resouces. Maybe this blog may just change my heart.


  3. Hi David. Mee-yan thought you might be able to help me out. I am would like to get CIPD to issue continuing education credits for courses I am hosting on Dialogic OD starting in the fall (https://b-m-institute.com/courses-and-certifications/) and not sure who to talk to or how the process works. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am contacting you this way as I don’t have a twitter account. I had to log in via WordPress but I don’t even know why I have a WordPress account. Would very much appreciate if you would reply to bushe@sfu.ca
    Gervase Bushe


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