Friday, 1 October 2010

What's in a name - Smartspeed?

Sometimes we are asked – “why the name Smartspeed?” It’s a simple response – we help our clients to think differently (SMART) and then act with improved effectiveness and efficiency (SPEED). If you think about the experiences that you have had then you will probably be able to recall times where you have seen this not take place!

Have you ever seen projects that have begun without fully understanding the facts? ‘We don’t have time to do all the paperwork!’ you may hear, but then there is enough time to rework various elements and work unpaid overtime to get the job completed. It reminds me of the saying “we don’t have time to do it right, but we have enough time to do it twice!”

We chase after improvements only to find that the wrong things get improved because we failed to do the correct thinking or analysis at the start of the project. If only we got really clear about what we needed in terms of results then we could define a simpler and easier way forward.

What about the peak loads in our businesses when some of the little tasks are pushed out of the way? When the little tasks are designed so that they offer a truly effective impact on the business in the minimal amount of time then dropping these little tasks would be seen as insane. Our business habits have a huge impact.

So, when your business feels a little stuck. Think about what you are doing. If you decide what you want, work out the best way to achieve it, then you can move forward with greater speed, precision and service for your customers.

Smartspeed Consulting Limited
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C'mon! Just write the SOP!