You’ve seen it on the news thousands of time. “Government criticised for failing / cutting / changing X”. No wonder government is so slow! Change is painful, status quo feels safe and easy by comparison. I have just finished an 8 month assignment in a major government reform program. These are the top 5 tactics […]
Regular readers might recall my earlier post where I described my experiences of hiring overseas expertise to design and build a web based database system. Testing is now finished and we launch tomorrow. I’ve learned 5 very valuable lessons.
The more options we have the less likely we are to chose any of them. This statement has been particularly true for me in getting my own own business to embrace new opportunities from the online world. Now 12 months into that journey I thought it would be useful to share my learnings.
Are you working in IT and frustrated by work being sent offshore to low cost markets like India? Sorry you’re gonna hate my story about Elance – the eBay of international service freelancing.
Strategic planning is a thinking rather than doing based activity. Because most businesses are operational, planners often try to “make things easy” by turning it into an operational task.
I recently met Charlie*. The business in which he works is undertaking a major transformation. The most significant point for me was not the plan, but his attitude to it. Charlie explained “we need to structurally reduce our costs in order to compete. The business is not yet sufficiently serious about this so I’m not […]