Tales from the MegaCon archives.
MegaCon’s motor manufacturing division is struggling. Shareholder value is the prime driver for bosses and market share is slipping. The Board is determined to fight back and have targeted a breakout into the American market. Continue reading
Bedtime in the Gilson household…
“Daddy, please tell me that story about the Vanguard Method of systems thinking again.”
“Well ok, but I’ve drawn you a little diagram because it’s quite hard to explain really.” Continue reading
Like the small indie band that turn into stadium rockers, It’s tough to grow a business, but even tougher to preserve the beliefs and practices that made it special in the first place. Continue reading
Hands up who does their grocery shopping online? Now keep your hands up if you’ve ever taken delivery of an item that has left you scratching your head? That’s all of you then. Continue reading
Happy New Year! No, really, I hope 2014 is very happy for you. How happy is ‘very happy’? Very happy indeed, I say.
How will we all know if you’ve succeeded in having as happy a 2014 as I’m wishing you? Well, that’s a good question and I’m glad you asked it, as I have some ideas from what I’ve seen in 2013; Continue reading
Take this simple test to find out how good your organisation is at looking after its’ customers. Award yourself one point for each of these features that your organisation boasts: Continue reading
Recently, I was lucky enough to stay in a wonderful old house in France. You could actually feel the history in the place and it provided a wonderful setting for a break. What intrigued me about the house though were the furnishings that the owners had chosen to add. Some were beautiful antiques (don’t throw that ball in here kids!), which added to the grandness of the property. However, what fascinated me was the shear number of them. Continue reading
News agencies across the country have been frothing at the mouth over the possibility of a triple dip recession. I have puzzled over this term for a while now, as headline-friendly economic analysis uses the same old this quarter/last quarter, this year/last year comparatives that drive me nuts. What then, does the UK’s growth rate look like when you put it into time series SPC charts? Continue reading
An article in the Independent on Sunday reminded me of a nice little exercise we do to help people identify the difference between good and bad performance measures. Continue reading
Writing blogs on poor management of the NHS is like shooting the proverbial fish in the barrel, but two articles in the papers this weekend have raised the insanity levels higher than ever. The first piece brought forth the startling revelation that Jeremy Hunt wants to criminalise the gaming of targets Continue reading