Following on from last week’s blog A Christmas Tale of Targets and Cheating , I was pondering how those failed deliveries affect the productivity and effectiveness of businesses. The scenario is one I see repeated across a variety of sectors…
It’s Christmas parcel time!
Working from home yesterday we took delivery of two packages from different merchants, using different couriers. As normal, I was informed that they would be delivered at certain times:
This customer account is a true story of a heating repair that happened earlier this month. It is a story I am very familiar with, as it repeats again and again across the country at this time of year. It is also entirely avoidable if organisations took the time to properly study and understood their own work. Continue reading
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
When matters of life or death necessitate quick, accurate decisions and treatment of the highest quality, the NHS offers the best healthcare in the world. It’s only when the bureaucracy has a chance to catch up that things start to go badly wrong. A recent family trauma showed us the very best and worst of the NHS, all in the space of the same treatment. 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