Business Strategy

Brexit - The Failure of British Business to Plan - What is Stopping Them? by George Kemish

I am somewhat disappointed by the latest figures showing how many businesses have failed to carry out Brexit Risk Assessments and even more disappointed at the number that have not undertaken any planning in order to prepare for a future after the UK has left the EU.

How Neurodiverse Employees Move Your Business Forward

A good friend from my home country of Scotland always struggled to keep up with his peers in school. But he also succeeded where most people would have failed.  

Early on in his career as an engineer, he designed and built a huge dome — essentially a projection screen stretched over curved pieces of metal — for Dynamic Earth, a conference venue and geology visitor attraction in Edinburgh.

Value Adding Business Transformation Part 2 with Jess Tayel

We conducted a Q&A interview with Jess Tayel, Global Business and Digital Transformation Coach and Mentor, about business transformation, where it should sit within an organisation and the importance of value-add business transformation to an organisation. If you missed Part 1, you can view it here.

Business transformation projects tend to fail, so how can a clear strategy and a set direction affect this?

Choosing the Right HR Service Delivery Technology for your Organisation: A Strategic Guide

Over the last five years, there has been a major overhaul of how HR provides services to employees, also known as HR Service Delivery.

Companies have transformed the way they interact with employees and best serve them over the life of their relationship with the organization.

An HR Service Delivery platform not only helps you to meet employees’ consumer-level expectations, but it also enables your HR team to provide the best possible services to employees - creating positive interactions and fostering the employee experience.

Value adding business transformation Part 1 with Jess Tayel

We conducted a Q&A interview with Jess Tayel, Global Business and Digital Transformation Coach and Mentor, about business transformation, where it should sit within an organisation and the importance of value-add business transformation to an organisation.

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Culture eats process for breakfast by Harvey Neve

I was talking to a friend the other day and, as usual, asked how it was all going. She said it'd been busy at work, very busy in fact and for all the right reasons, but it had meant that she’d had to put an out of office on her Email to say that she may be a while responding and for people to phone if it was important. One such person, who had been waiting and chasing for a response, cheekily found a slot in her diary and chanced their arm for a chat. She accepted.

“It’s Only Running a Meeting….” by David Beckham

One of the constant urban-myths about the Business Analyst role is the common assumption/assertion (invariably by non-BAs) that all we do is ‘run meetings’. I’ve heard this a few times during my career and it really exercises me. There is a lot more to the BA role than that; in fact there is a lot more to running meetings! As part of my current role I devise a lot of training material and someone recently asked how I go about running a meeting. It wasn’t until I was asked that I attempted to document my thought processes and it proved surprisingly more difficult than I imagined!

How to develop the Vision for Digital Transformation? by Sandeep Raut

Digital Transformation is now a number one priority for many businesses. Over the past two years, businesses have put increased focus on digitally transforming their brands from the inside out.

It is an ongoing process of change based on the market and needs of the customers. To deliver this change successfully, there is a need to establish a clear vision with objectives & expected outcomes.

Organisational culture. Be intentional to 'be'​ core values by Karen Walker

Intentional conversations are based on conscious design of the purpose, with forethought given to context and timing. Planned to happen in a setting and way, that is purposeful. In sharp contrast, Make It an Intentional Conversation share how 'unintentional' conversations can run off the rails.