Monday, 31 August 2015

Can using standard agendas improve business processes?

Do you like meetings?

I used to hate meetings; I refused to go to them if they didn't have agendas (and then my bosses would tell me that I had to go anyway!).

I thought most of them were pointless.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Choose your outcome and then your methodology

There are loads of different improvement methods and tools you can use in your business.

I speak to many people who are determined to use a specific tool to help their business.

Then, I ask them what they are trying to achieve.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Is it good enough to go?

Pressing the 'launch' button, on many things in life, can make us draw back with hesitation.

Will the improvement work?

Will our clients like the newsletter?

How will the team respond to the suggestion?

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Just because you don't have the skills... yet

An interesting challenge was put on the table, a need to provide a specific piece of information each week to the Managing Director of a business.

The person responsible for the piece of information said that they could provide it.

After the meeting I asked the person how they would provide the information, I was unaware of what tools they had to provide the information and I was genuinely curious.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Can you see the wood for the trees?

Continuous improvement is a funny thing.

One minute you're working on something that you do all of the time, and the next minute you are in a conversation with one of your colleagues that inspires your next idea to improve how your business works.

Friday, 21 August 2015

MRP systems are our friends

MRP systems can be brilliant for business. If you are involved with the running of a business' operation then you will be all too aware of the juggling act that needs to take place. ERP systems effectively give you additional pairs of arms to make this an easier task.

So why do so many people complain about their MRP system?

Can MRP systems really be our friends?

After people have complained about their system they often then consider what other systems are available and wonder whether the new system would be better.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Change Management Course Now Available

My new online programme 'Making It Happen' is now available to join.

Online change management skills course

It is designed to help you make change happen more effectively, and more efficiently, in your business.

There are 12 modules, one delivered each week to you via the Internet. The modules include worksheets and exercises (so you can put these ideas into practice) as appropriate.

For more information, and to sign up, please visit:
http://www.smartspeed.co.uk/making-it-happen/



Giles Johnston
Author of Business Process Re-Engineering

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Free Consumer Guide: Buying Process Improvement Consultancy

My consumer guide on buying process improvement services is now available for free.

For more information please visit: http://www.smartspeed.info/p/consumer-guide-buying-process.html

Or, to download it directly please use this link: http://www.smartspeed.co.uk/consumer_guide/consumer_guide.pdf


Giles Johnston
Author of Business Process Re-Engineering

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Friday, 7 August 2015

Prioritise, Ice, and Focus!

Are there too many projects in your working life to deal with?

Whilst having an abundance of improvement projects can be a good thing, a lack of focus isn't.

The three words prioritise, ice and focus can help resolve this situation when progress isn't being made.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Half Price - OTIF Improvement Kit

If you are wanting to improve how your business delivers its services and products then check out the 'On Time Delivery Improvement Kit'.

The discount code 'OTIF' is valid until Friday the 7th of August 2015 and will save you 50% off the normal selling price.

For more information, and to buy, click here: https://smartspeed.dpdcart.com/cart/add?product_id=106693&method_id=112588



Giles Johnston
Author of Business Process Re-Engineering

Monday, 3 August 2015

Free e-book: Sunrise Meetings

My book on creating productive routines for your business is available, for free, on Amazon Kindle until the end of the 5th of August 2015.

To get your copy, please visit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008AKS0MM



Giles Johnston
Author of Business Process Re-Engineering

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