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The human equation

Having all the data at your finger tips will not fix your problems. The data is just part of the information you have to make great decisions about process and performance. What you need to be doing is using that data to inform the people it relates to and getting your hands dirty by spending time on the floor with the people and match the data to the actual doing! Information mined from systems and presented in spreadsheets works well to present information in a format for those who read it to ...

September 11, 2020

Desert Island Consulting

As Covid-12 has shown us, in today's modern world, you can provide services from anywhere in the world. We can meet via ZOOM, talk via messaging apps, phone or txt and engage via word or video!Although I love the hands on face to face interaction none of that offers, it is possible to engage and work together remotely with ease.I can consult and contract to businesses from anywhere in the world. Using the many tools available I can work with business to help improve their processes, design chang...

September 9, 2020

Project Manage It!

Of course being a New Zealand business owner you can do anything and everything! But can you?We kiwis are the masters of 'No. 8 Wire' and ' She'll be right" and we end up juggling far too many balls to be able to do anything effectively. So while you might be able to do it all, can you really do it all, at once, correctly, efficiently and cost effectively? Nope!Whether you have a personal house build or a small to large business project, consider getting a project manager to look after it for yo...

July 16, 2020

Whiteboard It!

Do you own a whiteboard? I find the best way to work through issues, problems or barriers in your business, project or life in general is to use a whiteboard. Write it all down, rub it off, write it down again, sort the mess in your head on the whiteboard and then you write, file or solve what was the mess in your head. Although there are a million apps that you can use to do similar things, or just plain pen and paper, I find the whiteboard better to dump the mess and sort visually. Writing thi...

July 7, 2020

i don't need customers!

"Far too busy to advertise, haven't got the time to do the whole social media thing!""I have plenty of customers. I don't need anymore!"Yeah well that's today, but what about tomorrow?Since the GFC in 2008 we've had the Christchurch Earthquakes, Pike River Mine Explosion, Eketahuna Earthquake, Kaikoura Earthquake, Christchurch Mosque shootings and Covid-19 to name a few significant events that have impacted business and financial stability for many.So yes, you may well be busy now, but you need ...

June 29, 2020

Engage Me

Experience: With over 30 years experience in all facets of Supply Chain I have a detailed and broad understanding of all functions within the Supply Chain space. I have also worked in a variety of industries and engaged or been part of the various functions within a business.Analysis: Business improvement initiatives, or even efforts to resolve a specific problem, can often entail the need for analysis of data, systems and process. I am adept at digging around in the grey areas to find the ...

June 21, 2020

you don't know

"you don't know, what you don't know. The finding out can be the exciting part"...

June 14, 2020

Sell the change!

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard ShawHow do you get people to change their minds and therefore embrace change?Sell the change!...

June 7, 2020

+VE vs -VE

Solutions not Problems+ve not -veEncourage your team to think of solutions rather than the problem. The problem exists, so no use re-litigating it.The solution does not yet exist, work on that. Think through the solution, the sooner you do the sooner the problem doesn't exist....

May 31, 2020

the Human Factor

When developing and implementing change or culture, consider the following Human Factors in your thinking about how the change will be implemented and how it will affect the people part of the change.Human FactorsDistractionPre occupationFatigueInattentionMemory LapseStressHealth (diet, exercise, sleep)FinancialRelationshipsFamilyThe modern world  (1st world problems)Self WorthThe Future...

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