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A Cheese Shop Sketch

A Cheese Shop Sketch

I never imagined that 47 years after first meeting John Cleese I’d be writing a rather different version of a Cheese Shop sketch. But that’s the crazy world we live in - and businesses do seem to have a habit of doing crazy things from time to time. Do You Believe...

Top Tips to Make Business Transformation Go Smoothly

Top Tips to Make Business Transformation Go Smoothly

Get your ducks in a row Be clear Make engagement a constant Plan for certainty Make your governance process transparent Be meticulous about managing dependencies Practise what you preach Get Your Ducks In A Row When you start the transformation journey there will be...

Turning Around Business Transformation

Turning Around Business Transformation

5 steps First PAUSE 1. Re-examine the root causes 2. Check the designed solution 3. Produce a revised plan RESTART the Transformation activity 4. Take action and implement 5. Review the outcome Things Aren’t Working This may be a gut feeling or you may have...

Explaining Business Transformation

Explaining Business Transformation

Just what is Business Transformation? The common description is that in management Business Transformation involves making fundamental changes in how business is conducted in order to help cope with shifts in market environment. However that seems to me to be far too...

Selecting Consultants for Business Transformation

Selecting Consultants for Business Transformation

8 Things to Find Out: Can they provide coaching for your people to run the transformation? What evidence is there that they will challenge your assumptions? Do they have transformation experience across a wide variety of businesses and sectors? Can they demonstrate...

A Brave Business Transformation

A Brave Business Transformation

Sometimes it just takes bravery to be truly transformational. Spreading The Wealth You may already have heard about the story of Dan Price who runs Gravity Payments - a card payments business in Seattle. If not - then go have a look here...

10 Reasons Why Business Transformations Fail

10 Reasons Why Business Transformations Fail

What The Web Is Telling You: Before detailing a list of what really causes business transformations to fail, I thought it might be useful to look at some other lists of the top reasons for failure that are being put forward by a bunch of so-called experts on business...

Business Transformation With Limited Resources

Business Transformation With Limited Resources

Don’t have the budget or resources? Then it's time to start asking the hard questions. We Don’t Have the Budget or Resources: It’s a common complaint, especially within SMEs when they see the sorts of costs typically associated with getting an external consultancy to...

The Place for Innovation in Business Transformation

The Place for Innovation in Business Transformation

A Traditional View: Most articles you are ever going to read about business transformation only make passing reference to innovation. What they focus on are models and methods for managing a process that has an implied idea of what it is trying to produce. This is...

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