Really Good Ideas
Alan is the owner and founder of ‘really good ideas’, using evidence-based behavioural science to address infrastructure sector organisational and people issues. A chartered engineer and a Fellow of the ICE, his career moved from designing things to building things to winning business for companies that design, build, manage and maintain things. He became an independent consultant in 2015, combining his interest in behavioural responses to corporate governance, strategy and procurement practices with a deeper search for explanations in organisational psychology research and theory. Whilst completing an MSc in Organizational Behaviour at Birkbeck, University of London, he collaborated with the Department of Organisational Psychology to deliver fresh perspectives to behavioural assessment and other evaluation practices used in infrastructure procurement. He is also promoting projects to address the effects of ‘extreme work’ discourse in organisations and the capacity of organisations to maintain competitive advantage in the context of developments in technology. When thinking about all of that becomes too much he takes off on foot or bike to the Chiltern hills. He lives in South Oxfordshire with his wife Jane who, among many other talents, is a keen allotment gardener maintaining a raised-bed of innovation in organic vegetable produce.