Category Archives: employee engagement

Do you leave “Change” to chance?

As 2023 starts, businesses are facing some tough times ahead. With inflationary pressures still rife, energy costs at all-time highs, and supply chains under enormous pressures, this inevitably leads to consumer downturns, which in turn puts negative pressure on your … Continue reading

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BREXIT: YOUR CRITICAL 8 POINT PLANNING CHECKLIST

So we have finally reached the end of what appeared to be an exhausting campaign on both sides to consider our membership of the EU. The unexpected result has thrown the UK and Europe into uncharted territory in terms of … Continue reading

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Business Plans Are just Old Hat

Business plans for many SME companies are documents that write down the intentions of the business in the coming period. In the 1950s we saw the rise, and then fall, of the “corporate planner”. This was a function that gathered … Continue reading

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Is This The New Normal For 2015?

2015 is going to be different. It will be the first full year in a post recessionary era where only a small few feel a positive difference, despite the government recovery figures. Life for many is still as tough and … Continue reading

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When “Six” Is Not Enough

For the last decade we have been taken through the learning curve of various initiatives whose names begin with “six” – from Hats to Sigma, and its assorted Lean variants. Following Deming’s original work in the 1960s and 70s, organisations … Continue reading

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Pump Up Da Volume, or Change The Stuck Record?

If, as the politicians and newspapers would have us believe, we have emerged from the recession and that growth is finally back to give us good times again why is it that so many CEO’s I speak to, across all … Continue reading

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A Killer in our midst

The Invisible Killer I need to alert you that in your organisation, right now, lurks an invisible killer. The killer lurks in your buildings; it feeds on people’s fear; and spreads like a virus, passed from one person to another, … Continue reading

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Need a new way to manage your Organisation?

Need a new way to manage your Organisation? Benjamin Franklin (1706-90 in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789, famously said; “‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” In today’s world people have added … Continue reading

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Where Did “Management Jargon” Come From?

Where Did “Management Jargon” Come From? Management jargon began to explode about the same time as the beginning of the Business School”. It is based largely on seven key words: 1. Solve 2. Projects 3. Problems 4. Management 5. Results … Continue reading

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Supercharge your Lean Six Sigma programmes

You’ve engaged with Lean and maybe Six Sigma in an attempt to find and expose process issues and then to plan to fix them, thereby improving the Organisation. You may have had initial success, which has furthered your belief that this … Continue reading

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