Introduction Our client is a family run company that manufactures and installs window blinds. The business managed its operations with a piece of bespoke software which had been written more than a decade earlier. The system had become inflexible and expensive to maintain. It was becoming an anchor to growth. What We Did reviewed current Read More...on
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As companies grow and employ more staff, the dynamics change. Everything is different when there are 25 employees as opposed to 6. In the dot com era, the fast growing companies that were spinouts from large companies really enjoyed their freedom to act. Then, as they grew, they found the maximum number of employees they Read More...on
Human beings are creatures of habit – so embracing change can be a big challenge for us, especially in the workplace. However, when a business is failing, or not performing in the way we want it to, change is clearly required. So why do some companies seek advice from consultants like us, ask us to Read More...on
How many times do you drive to a destination and have little recollection of the journey? I know when I first got in a car to drive I was aware of everything I couldn’t do. Trying to release the clutch whilst depressing the accelerator seemed nigh on impossible without lurching the car forward. You could Read More...on
Whether you are choosing schools for little ones, finding your future home or picking which business problem you want to focus on solving first, we make priority decisions all the time. How do we do it? Sometimes gut feel works, we just ‘know’ what’s right. Sometimes the decision is taken out of our hands. Sometimes Read More...on
A well-known Chinese proverb says “The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher”. Adaptability – the ability to be flexible and embrace new and creative thinking – is a crucial skill for leaders and a key emotional intelligence competency. In the Economist Intelligent Unit’s study Growing Global Executive Talent, respondents said that Read More...on
Great projects succeed because people want them to… So, how do you get people to want to? Some naturally will, but you can’t assume everyone will share that same enthusiasm. When you remove the inadvisable bribery and brute force, it boils down to overcoming resistance to change. What may seem insurmountable resistance can be tackled with Read More...on