So What Exactly Is Interaction Engineering?
Interaction Engineering: The action of working artfully to create something of value when two or more people communicate with each other. We know that how the people who make up a business all work together, understand each other and communicate is as important as how software packages interact or a production line functions. People are … Continue reading So What Exactly Is Interaction Engineering?
How To Avoid Death By Powerpoint – (while still using it)
Like most people, I have been subjected to death by PowerPoint over the years, one memorable occasion was when a one hour Health and Safety presentation overran by 40 minutes and consisted of 75 slides with full of closely spaced text. Don’t get me wrong, I love PowerPoint and use it a lot. I grew … Continue reading How To Avoid Death By Powerpoint – (while still using it)
Do You Make Lists?
Do you have too many tasks to keep them all in your head? Do you make lists? For lots of people, the problem with lists is that is difficult to prioritise them. We tend to start at the top and work our way down, and any new tasks either get added to the bottom or … Continue reading Do You Make Lists?
What Is The Ultimate Question
Yes it is, it’s not who? or where? or how? or when? or why? What? is the ultimate question. The question that will give you the answer you need; to change, develop, grow or do whatever it is that you want to do. Of course, the important bit is what comes after the what? What? … Continue reading What Is The Ultimate Question
A Procurement story: from confrontation to co-operation.
Procurement has become an increasingly important function in a wide range of industries and business sectors. It is seen as a strategic function, a function that touches and influences all aspects of a business’s operation. Procurement should facilitate, enable and empower but procurement is also often misunderstood and can lead to confrontation. The language of … Continue reading A Procurement story: from confrontation to co-operation.
The big ‘Oh’. How to manage your mid-life opportunity.
40. 50 or even 60. Birthdays with a zero in them seem to mark a watershed in our lives. A day can pass in the blink of an eye, the years fly, by but the anniversary of another decade of life often makes us sit back and take stock of what we have done and … Continue reading The big ‘Oh’. How to manage your mid-life opportunity.
When should you take charge of your own personal development?
At the beginning of our lives, the responsibility for our development belongs with other people. Our parents and our family decide what we should learn and how we should learn it. Then the Education System joins in and we are led towards knowledge and skills that the wisdom of the time decides that we will … Continue reading When should you take charge of your own personal development?
Have your resolutions bitten the dust yet?
At this time of year it’s almost impossible to get in through the door of a Gym for the number of sweating, Lycra clad bodies within. Leave it until March though and there is no waiting to use the equipment, no difficulty in finding a locker for your your things and no one else there. … Continue reading Have your resolutions bitten the dust yet?
What do Charles Darwin, Thomas Malthus, Dinosaurs and Kodak have to do with change?
I don’t think anyone would disagree that we are going through a period of rapid and constant change. Indeed as someone said to me recently “the only constant in business today is change”. The phrase, ‘if you always do what you’ve always done’ is often used to reinforce the importance of consistency, but that only … Continue reading What do Charles Darwin, Thomas Malthus, Dinosaurs and Kodak have to do with change?
Using Cardboard to Start a Cultural Change Programme
I was recently involved in the introduction of a long cultural change project with a client in Cornwall. Polymermedics Ltd. is a UK injection moulding company delivering high quality plastic products to the medical, hygiene and pharmaceutical market. They are currently expanding and realise a need to work more effectively as a cross-shift/ Cross-departments team; recognising … Continue reading Using Cardboard to Start a Cultural Change Programme1 2 Next »