Working from Home: Bad Habits Hampering Productivity

Working from Home: Bad Habits Hampering Productivity

Bad habits are easily formed and Working from home is no longer an occasional or temporary arrangement after the widespread adoption by millions of businesses across the globe. Remote work  is a trend  here to stay! Businesses of all sizes have been forced to change the way they work due to the pandemic as the […]

Task Management Software: Empower Teams to be More Productive

Task Management Software: Empower Teams to be More Productive

Task management software is all about enabling teams to work on loads of tasks every day! It’s not just checking items off a to-do list but organising tasks, delegation, and collaboration. Its prime role is to manage tasks efficiently. Trying to remember every task within a business can be difficult. Trying to do this with […]

Lean Methodology: Optimising Business Processes

Lean Methodology: Optimising Business Processes

Lean Methodology what is it? Like a quality cut of meat, your organisation too can be lean.    Meat is considered lean when it has very little or no superfluous fat. Essentially, a lean organisation is the same – however swap the fat with wasteful processes.  Essentially, you are stripping back the wasteful aspects of your […]

RACI: Identifying Roles and Responsibilities Within a Task

RACI: Identifying Roles and Responsibilities Within a Task

RACI is a key project management tool used to identify roles and responsibilities within a project. This helps avoid any confusion along the way, knowing who has ownership of the project, what roles everyone takes, and who makes the final decisions. Everyone should know their level of responsibility within a task/project. Without clearly defining roles and responsibilities, […]

Scientific Management: Most Efficient Way to Perform Tasks

Scientific Management: Most Efficient Way to Perform Tasks

Before management theory was a thing, work was about people doing the roles assigned to them, in the best way they could. It was in the 1900s when things changed with the introduction of the scientific management movement (timeline). Frederick Winslow Taylor birthed the revolutionary concepts that defined how people approach work today. The ideas […]

Kaizen: Continuous Business Improvement

Kaizen: Continuous Business Improvement

Kaizen is a systematic approach to continuous business improvement. Believing that everything can be improved however small the changes these all add up to improved business processes. Kaizen originated in Japan and translated the word means change for the good, kai  “change” and Zen “for the good”. More a philosophy than a specific tool for […]

Root Cause Analysis (RCA): Why did the problem occur?

Root Cause Analysis (RCA): Why the problem occurred?

Root cause analysis (RCA) is a problem-solving process for identifying “root causes” of what has happened. Those annoying problems that just keep popping up so get that feeling of déjà vu. Those problems keep making an unwelcome appearance again and again, daily, weekly, or even monthly. RCA can help by not focusing on the solution […]

Kanban: Empowering Productivity

Kanban: Empowering Productivity

Kanban is Japanese for ‘visual signal’ or ‘visual card’.  It is definitely one of the favourite ways to manage processes and widely used workflow management methodology. Originating in manufacturing, it has now become a key part of software development teams with the development of agile. What Is Kanban? Visual way to manage your workflow and watch […]

The 5 Whys: Identifying a Problem & Asking Why?

The 5 Whys

The 5 Whys, you must start by identifying a problem and asking ‘why is this happening?’. Problems can occur over and over again and this is a remarkably simple approach to identify the root cause. If the first answer doesn’t bring you any closer to solving the problem, you must keep asking ‘why’ until you […]