OUR TWO CENTS

WHY STRATEGIC PLANS FAIL

Everyone understands that to be successful, a company needs a good strategy, right? We can all think of trendy companies that have disrupted the market through having a great ‘Strategy’, Apple, Uber, Airbnb, I’m sure you can think of lots more. Combine this with all...

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HAS YOUR ORGANISATION LOST ITS MOJO?

Each time I walk into an organisation, I can immediately measure the “vibe”, from positive and energetic all the way across the spectrum to positively dead.  Generally, the positive organisations are the ones with strong leaders coaching and supporting their teams to...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CORE PURPOSE IN BUSINESS

Core Purpose, not to be confused with company Vision (which could be considered the “where”), a company’s Core Purpose is more about the “why”. In fact, it could be considered the philosophical component that is often missing in business, let alone our personal lives. Let’s face it, most of us have asked ourselves at some point, usually on a Monday morning, why am I doing this? Or what difference am I making in life? Not having the answers to these questions can leave us feeling empty and un-motivated, and for most of us, having no clear Purpose in life could be downright depressing.

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NEW ZEALAND LIVING WAGE – WHY BUSINESS SHOULD PREPARE NOW

I get the feeling that the Living Wage discussion is gaining momentum in New Zealand, and I’m getting a feeling of Déjà vu.  Although I’ve been in New Zealand for over 13 years now, I know many business organisations in the UK that have been through this process, and...

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LEAN – LOST IN TRANSLATION…

Lean is a generic term for the Toyota Production System, however few people understand how much has been lost in translation. It is common these days for people to go on Japan study tours, and although Toyota allow visits to their sites, only the surface layer can be...

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LEAN CULTURE – THEORY INTO REALITY

Changing the culture of an organisation is not an easy task. It takes dedication, strategy, and a great deal of learning and experience to avoid a number of pitfalls along the way.

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ENTROPY – A SCIENTIFIC ANALOGY OF LEAN MEDIOCRITY

At Last, a scientific analogy of Lean failures and Lean Mediocrity Managers across the world imagine a utopia of “self-managing teams” working hard to continually take their organisation to the next level of perfection.  For many, progress will be made, only for...

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