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Thoughts on topics to help you make more of your business…

Business Risks – How to Encourage Effective Innovation in the New Working Environment

Research into the past two years of our radically-changed working environment is throwing up some interesting and often somewhat conflicting results. Productivity has improved in some areas but regressed in others, often counter-intuitively. Employee morale has...

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” -Theodore Levitt

What a great way to distinguish between two often-used words. Thinking up new things is great, but without implementation, nothing happens. Essentially, therefore, Creativity + Work = Innovation, and innovation is what’s key to ongoing business success, as the...

Will a 4-Day Week Increase Productivity In Your Business?

In my last post, I was looking at the concept of a 4-day week and some statistics on how American workers, particularly the younger ones, feel about this: in a nutshell, overwhelmingly positive about the concept. A New Zealand-based entrepreneur, Andrew Barnes, came...
Gemba – Taking MBWA to the Next Level

Gemba – Taking MBWA to the Next Level

MBWA, introduced by HP in the 70s and popularised by management guru Tom Peters in the 80s has successfully taken generations of managers out from behind their desks to become more involved and better leaders. Is it...

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The Power of Accountability in Business Success

The Power of Accountability in Business Success

Business is facing a growing problem with declining levels of engagement by staff. Lower engagement means lower productivity, less customer satisfaction and increased costs. Put simply – it’s bad for business. And yet,...

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