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Preparing to go Back to Normal

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23rd March 2020 seems a long time ago already. With recent comments from the Government it seems like we should be preparing to go back to normal. I wonder why… Back, in this context, seems a negative step to me. Why aren’t we going to be using all of the things we have learned during […]

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The Visualisation Element in Change

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We all have to change something at some point – it’s just life. One of the most essential parts of change is the visualisation element of change. Whether the change being considered is enforced, like as a result of compliance from your regulator (or a legal change), or a choice, as something isn’t going right […]

Don’t be Stubborn – Get Some Support

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In the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown lots of businesses are wondering what can I do now how can I survive, where can I get some support? Now is not the time to be stubborn, but to get some support to have the best opportunity to be relevant once the crisis is over. A key […]

Identifying Change That Works

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Knowing what will need to change so that things get better for you can be very daunting. The common thought can be “I can’t see the woods for the trees”.  So how can you identify what change works for you? There is an old adage that says each journey starts with a single step.  It […]

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How to Know When Change is Right for You

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There’s lots of clichés around like “change is the new normal”, but if you carry on doing the same thing day after day you will, in truth, be going backwards.  So how do you know when change is right for your business? It is actually quite simple.  New entrants into your market will be bringing […]

What is Your New Reality?

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The professionals use jargon like continuity & sustainability and operational resilience, but let’s dispense with that and just ask what would your new reality really look like? Let’s be honest your office work is governed by processes and these need to link up properly if things are to work well, like a jigsaw.  Pictorially it […]

Information Security Precautions When Working at Home

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To start with the box ticking element of this, your internal documentation should include an information security policy and included in that should be the information security precautions when working from home. So, what is information security? Its all of the rules and processes that help keep the information in your company safe, secure and […]

How Can I Keep Calm in a Crisis

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There are two very corporate phrases that exist, in “business continuity” and “operational resilience”, but it really means how can I keep my business going in times where my normal way of operating cannot continue.  In other words, “How can I keep as calm as possible in a crisis?” Many businesses are very much a […]

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Start With The End in Mind

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Isn’t it a cliché when you want to change something your bank manager or your accountant will say make sure you start with the end in mind. Is this really jargon, or something made up so that people can make money out of you?  Haven’t you already done something different so that you can adapt […]