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Archive for the ‘Business Improvement’ Category
A flexible workplace: how to make hybrid working work for everyone
Working outside of the office has changed the way people think and work. We’ve discovered that it’s doable, and the benefits are actually worthwhile. And for the foreseeable future, it’s clear that remote and hybrid working will be here for a while. Employees don’t have to go through the arduous journey to get to and […]
The future of work
The future of work has been evolving rapidly, and because of this, businesses need to rethink their talent strategy. Pandemic-related epiphanies about family time, remote work, community, passion projects, and life and death have droves of people leaving their workplaces to such an extent that there is even a name for it – “The Great […]
Reaching new heights
An informative article series designed to help businesses with strategy and alignment. Written by Bill Bain. If you have any questions regarding these topics, you can contact Bill via email. Picture this… your big aspirational vision is to ascend Everest in three years. You wouldn’t just throw yourself at Everest and hope for the best. It’s a […]
How developing core values can drive your business culture
An informative article series designed to help businesses with strategy and alignment. Written by Bill Bain. If you have any questions regarding these topics, you can contact Bill via email. In my last article (Direction: Where do you want to go?), I covered the first two steps (Purpose and Vision) in the journey to establishing […]
Direction: Where do you want to go?
Welcome to Bill’s series on Good to Great – a succession of articles that help businesses with strategy and alignment. Get where you want to go and become what you want to be, faster. This series will look to provide you with a simple road map to follow and helpful hints to assist you and […]
Employee engagement: a problem or opportunity?
Many company owners or managers express their frustration when discussing employee engagement. They figure that we pay our people to do a job, so they just need to do it. Well, unless you are dealing with robots, it doesn’t quite work that way. This article is an elaboration of Bruce’s article “Team engagement counts” because […]
Three common issues affecting business performance
When I am invited to help an organisation improve its performance, there are generally three key elements that require work – direction, people, and getting ‘good shit’ done. These elements are outside of the standard financial metrics (whereby the products or services they sell make more money than the costs of the business). So, let’s […]
Warning signs of organisational misalignment
Picture yourself driving down a road. It’s been raining so the road is a bit slick. You have noticed recently your car has been pulling to the right, but you just compensated for it by adjusting your steering to the left. Suddenly the person in front of you brakes abruptly and you apply your brakes […]
Organisational Alignment – a critical ingredient to top performance
The ‘Master Widget’ company has good products, and the people are working hard, but the company is just not operating cohesively. Therefore, inefficiencies are driving up costs, a silo mentality rules, frustrated people are leaving, and the competition is gaining on them, so they are leaking profits. In other words, the company is misaligned – […]