Category Archives: Change

Techniques For Avoiding Redundancy

  There is no sure fire way to avoid redundancy, however there is real evidence of positive discrimination around the criteria used for selection that can improve your chances of staying off the list: How To Avoid Redundancy (Positively) Do the job you are paid to do brilliantly. Create as much additional value around your… Read More »

Ten Metres of Courage

Swedish directors Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson  have made a wonderful little film that highlights human emotions in a totally unexpected way.  The premise is simple enough, people at a swimming baths in Gothenberg climb up a ten metre diving platform and then jump into the pool, or they don’t. These aren’t divers but regular people who have… Read More »

Why This Week Matters In Pay Equality

This week the USA has reached pay equality this week.  Perhaps not in the way you hoped, but this week everyone will be staring work knowing that since January 1 2014, they’ve earned as much as a white non-hispanic male earned between January 1 and December 31 2014.  OK, so it’s taken Latina women an… Read More »

Why Focus Is Important

Creativity gets a bad name because creative thinkers tend to provide good ideas on all problems except the ones they have actually been asked to think about.  This happens for two reasons: The idea that simply messing about will hopefully produce a new idea Focus is insufficiently emphasised Focus Is One Of Three Disciplines Discipline… Read More »

Running a Creativity Session

 Outline Process Focus: Always set up a creative session using focus – with what do we want to end up at the completion of our thinking There are two approaches to focus: Purpose Focus – has a specific end purpose g. how can we improve something, how can we speed something up etc. Area Focus –… Read More »

Why Family Is Bad For Business

What descriptor do you use to describe the people who work in your organisation? Employees, workers, staff, group, team, family? Or do you stick with the literal, neutral term and call them – people? The term that is most dangerous to use is family, and not because of its alliterative relation, happy. When an organisation… Read More »

Let’s all go to the Moon! #LunarMissionOne

One of our good pals has been working away on  top secret project, but although it’s been super exciting, she hasn’t been able to tell anyone about what she’s been working on. Today she was able to share – Lunar Mission One launched a project to get a robot to the moon. The plan is to… Read More »

The Nature of Change

People live with change constantly: in a lifetime, everyone goes through personal transformation from infancy to adolescence, young adulthood, middle age and finally old age. A career path may lead from subordinate to junior management, middle management, senior management and even on to board level or consultancy. Organisations also mature and evolve, with major changes… Read More »

The Causes of Change

 To deal effectively with increasing rates of change it is important to understand its underlying causes.  Organisational changes are frequently driven by causes external to the organisation. Political/Legal Competition Law Environmental Protection Taxation Import and Export restrictions Health and Safety Legislation Employment Law Government Stability Socio-cultural Population demographics Income Distribution Social mobility Lifestyle Patterns Attitudes… Read More »

Value Chain Capital

Each business and market segment has its own unique value chain consisting of the combined activities that make up the internal business and external market environment. Segmenting the market place and developing a deep understanding and perspective of the unique value chain enables clients to identify key dynamics that can be optimised to allow the… Read More »