Lockdown Mental Health Checklist

Lockdown Mental Health Checklist

Lockdown has been very difficult for peoples mental health. Add short, cold winter days when people tend to be more likely to be locked indoors for longer. It is a difficult time to be dealing with a mental health problem. It has been affecting so many more people who have struggled with isolation and loneliness. […]

Gemba: Full Facts to Make Correct Decisions

Gemba: Full Facts to Make Correct Decisions

Making business processes run more efficiently is key to better profits but how do you know you are making the correct decisions in implementing changes?  Are you really addressing the problem? Gemba is a concept developed by the Japanese as a way to gather the full facts about business processes to enable continuous improvement. Using […]

Kata: Toyota’s Kata Karate Concept for Continuous Improvement

Kata: Toyota's Kata Karate Concept for Continuous Improvement

Finding lean methods that work for your company is one thing. However, maintaining their effectiveness is a whole different ball game. This problem is a common one across organisations. Continuous improvements don’t come easy, and this is why most enterprises end up with failed lean. It doesn’t mean it’s impossible, though.  Toyota is one company that […]

Quality Management: Its Role in Improving Business Processes

Quality Management: Its Role in Improving Business Processes

Businesses must provide good quality of they are to succeed. The stiff competition among companies means that you need an edge to stand out. Offering customers superior standard services and products is an effective way to do that.  Good quality services or products can set you apart because customers are assured of receiving value and […]

ADKAR Model: 5 Building Blocks for Successful Change

ADKAR Model: 5 Building Blocks for Successful Change

Businesses thrive on change. It is how they innovate and evolve. A company needs to be agile to adjust to chances when they happen. Enterprises should be well-equipped to implement necessary changes for improvement to avoid the risk of staying stagnant. However, employees don’t react the same to change, and that can pose serious challenges. […]

Nemawashi: Team Decision Making

Nemawashi: Team Decision Making

Nemawashi is a simple management system that bases decisions on team consensus first. Decisions in the business shouldn’t be made by individuals, but rather they should be made as a team. Bringing ideas in from every level from managers to cleaners and especially people who have the most knowledge of the process. A system of […]

Toyota Lean Manufacturing: Maximise Productivity and Efficiency

Toyota Lean Manufacturing: Maximise Productivity and Efficiency

Toyota lean manufacturing process has been a source of inspiration for many businesses for years. The way they strive to increase productivity and efficiency with the aim of continuously improving business and manufacturing processes in an endless cycle. There are always ways to improve a business process and companies should be constantly striving for continuous […]

Nudge Theory: Indirect Encouragement for Better Decision-Making

Nudge Theory: Indirect Encouragement for Better Decision-Making

Nudge Theory is the science behind how to subtly lead people into making the ‘right’ decision. Gently persuading people to do things differently without them even realising using behavioural science. People make bad or irrational choices and need to be nudged toward better decisions. Imagine walking along the street and someone gave you a gentle […]

KPI: Measure Success, Efficiency and Productivity of Business Processes

KPI: Measure Success, Efficiency and Productivity of Business Processes

Measuring business performance is key to business success. Tracking business metrics, also known as key performance indicators (KPIs) is one of the methods for measuring business performance. A vital part of tracking the progress of business goals and growth of the business. Having a measurable way to track businesses performance can prove how well the […]

Hoshin Kanri: Seven-Step Hoshin Planning Process

Hoshin Kanri: Seven-Step Hoshin Planning Process

Communication is fundamental in any successful company. Managing any enterprise, commercial or not, requires everyone across the different sections to understand the goals.  You must be clear about what you are trying to achieve then share those objectives with the rest of the team. For that, an organisation needs to establish clear channels of communication.  […]