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Why Start Virtual Dreaming – Today:  Now is the Hour for Business Resilience and Growth Investment

Why Start Virtual Dreaming – Today: Now is the Hour for Business Resilience and Growth Investment

As I sit here at my desk in my home office, I have several thoughts going through my head.  I have just watched Donald Trump’s morning Covid Crisis Press Briefing. The Donald is doing his best to be positive and even said ‘I am a cheerleader for the country. I don’t want to be negative. […]

Communicating Effectively – How to Craft the Right Messaging for Your Team

Communicating Effectively – How to Craft the Right Messaging for Your Team

During times like these communicating effectively should be a priority for any team, and as an Organisational Culture specialist I have recommended that my clients use a practical conversational model utilising the SCARF model. You may have heard of the concept of the SCARF model, but not in this sense. Leaders are receiving more than […]

Extraordinary Times

Extraordinary Times

We are living in extraordinary times. A once in a century event. I have been talking about the need to be more ‘agile’ in a world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are the new normal. This agility not only applies to private organisations and individuals but also to our National and State Governments. Having worked with groups […]

Process Mapping with Remote Teams to Secure your Business

Process Mapping with Remote Teams to Secure your Business

To maximise the quality of standard work, process mapping is a powerful approach to documenting and providing a broad understanding across teams and departments. It has many benefits including: Improving the quality of the execution through improved knowledge Sharing understanding to cross-train teams Providing a baseline to improve from Makes the identification of waste or […]

Four Ways to Get Rid of Waste While Working Remotely

Four Ways to Get Rid of Waste While Working Remotely

Deep in the gusts of ill winds bringing an unseen threat into our communities; our public places; and our workplaces, is some good that can be wrung from it. In normal life, it’s always hard to make time to improve our processes and fix the small frustrations that happen on a daily basis at work. […]

Adopting a Lean Strategy during Difficult Times

Adopting a Lean Strategy during Difficult Times

So, what a time. It’s a constantly moving situation for business continuity due to COVID-19. I hope some of these strategies will assist you a little with helping to keep your business running nicely, despite the current challenges. One of our main focuses in a Lean implementation is on maintaining a high level of interpersonal […]

Creating a Psychological Safety Net

Creating a Psychological Safety Net

Leaders are spinning in many directions as the world of work appears to have lifted off its axis and everyone is trying to find handles to hang onto. Teams of people are having to work from home and are needing leaders who can support them in different ways. The leaders of today realise they’re struggling […]

3 Tips to Re-Designing Services in Turbulent Times

3 Tips to Re-Designing Services in Turbulent Times

If your chasing sustainability and growth in this rapidly changing environment, then focusing on the needs of your customers is the most certain way to get there.    Now is the perfect time to think about your customers and refine what and how you are offering your products or services. With people’s routines in upheaval and new needs […]

Financial Risks in a COVID-19 World

Financial Risks in a COVID-19 World

The business world has changed dramatically and perhaps forever as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Even with the various financial incentives available in the government’s stimulus package, survival has become the primary focus. ASIC have identified the top five reasons businesses fail – the first being a poor strategy, the other four all relate […]

10 Tips to Help You Stay Calm in Tough Times

10 Tips to Help You Stay Calm in Tough Times

It goes without saying that a great number of people are stressed and anxious in the current global climate; anxious about their lives, anxious about their loved ones, anxious about their livelihoods, anxious about their larders, anxious about their leaders…the list goes on. Crises cause stress and stress causes mistakes, so this begs the question…how […]

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