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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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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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57% more effort from your teams, for no more cost – how can that be

A report from the global management consulting firm, the Hay Group earlier this year revealed that businesses are being stunted by ‘depressed’ employee engagement. The study highlighted that a third of employees said they were performing optimally, claiming that barriers … Continue reading

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When “6” is just not enough

When “Six” is not enough For the last decade we have been taken through the learning curve of various initiatives whose names started with “six”. From Hats to Sigma, Lean variants and so it goes on. From Deming’s original work … Continue reading

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