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Improving a complex system

The situation An organisation converted blood, a variable and potentially hazardous material, into a variety of medical products. Rigorous, rapid and accurate testing of the raw material was essential to manage the production process and ensure the safety of the products. In practice, the testing system was slow and sometimes inaccurate. The solution I interviewed […]

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Improving a complex system

The situation An organisation converted blood, a variable and potentially hazardous material, into a variety of medical products. Rigorous, rapid and accurate testing of the raw material was essential to manage the production process and ensure the safety of the products. In practice, the testing system was slow and sometimes inaccurate. The solution I interviewed […]

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Practical Developmental Ideas #1 April 2003

When we think about team working or team building, we usually think about a work group of four to eight people working to a boss. Lots of organisations have invested heavily in improving the way these teams function with good results. However, there are other areas of team working that can also give good returns. […]

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Extending team working – Ezine April 2003

When we think about team working or team building, we usually think about a work group of four to eight people working to a boss. Lots of organisations have invested heavily in improving the way these teams function with good results. However, there are other areas of team working that can also give good returns. […]

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Extending Team Building

When we think about team working or team building, we usually think about a work group of four to eight people working to a boss. Lots of organisations have invested heavily in improving the way these teams function with good results. However, there are other areas of team working that can also give good returns. […]

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Building Effective Relationships that Work

This article was published in Training Journal, January 2001. It was their “Article of the Year” Relationships can often seem like fragile things – especially in the workplace where they are often built and destroyed by the actions we take. However,  by underpinning those relationships with a few simple principles, they can grown into something […]

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Building Effective Relationships that Work

This article was published in Training Journal, January 2001. It was their “Article of the Year” Relationships can often seem like fragile things – especially in the workplace where they are often built and destroyed by the actions we take. However,  by underpinning those relationships with a few simple principles, they can grown into something secure […]

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Building Effective Relationships that Work

This article was published in Training Journal, January 2001. It was their “Article of the Year” Relationships can often seem like fragile things – especially in the workplace where they are often built and destroyed by the actions we take. However,  by underpinning those relationships with a few simple principles, they can grown into something […]

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Building Effective Relationships that Work

This article was published in Training Journal, January 2001. It was their “Article of the Year” Relationships can often seem like fragile things – especially in the workplace where they are often built and destroyed by the actions we take. However,  by underpinning those relationships with a few simple principles, they can grown into something secure […]

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Employee Involvement – Ezine March 2005

This issue is about ways to involve employees. People who work for organisations often have ideas and thoughts that could make all the difference but they don’t express them. This note gives some practical ways to release them.   Why involve employees?   A colleague once asked me, “If you were a good idea, where […]

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