business transformation

How to Exponentially Increase Team Productivity by Roderic Yapp

I have previously written about personal productivity pointing out that not everything on the ‘to-do list’ has equal impact. I also wrote about planning using your energy levels and briefly touched upon the concept of ‘deep work’.

I think that most people know about these concepts but if knowledge was the only thing we needed, the advice on the internet would have made us all billionaires!

Turning Assassins into Ambassadors by Richard Cronin

Balcroft has provided operational consulting support to numerous companies across a multitude of sectors and organisations. Whilst we have been extremely successful in achieving the needs of our clients, we have always been faced with a recurring problem within each project. The common theme is the presence of at least one assassin within the organisation.

What The Change Models are Missing By Vivienne Edgecombe

As change facilitators and leaders, most of us have seen that it’s helpful to have a change plan, and to follow some kind of framework or change model that reminds us of the essentials that will help us to guide the organisation through the change we’re helping to deliver.

And I know from my own experience, and from discussions with my colleagues, that the framework, no matter which one or how diligently followed, is not a guarantee of successful change. 

Business Preparation Checklists (Episode 8/9) By Jonathan Parnaby

Creating and executing the recipe for change”

In this article, I’m going to explore the Stakeholder Preparation stage of my change framework which is primarily all about performing the activities to physically prepare the individual, team or organisation for the changes ahead.  Technically performing awareness or education type activities is preparation, however, I like to think of this stage being more of the ‘to do’ list of the business that they need to complete before any change is implemented.

2 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Productivity… by Roderic Yapp

If you google ‘productivity tips’, chances are you will get lots of tactical advice, hints and tips that can help you cram more into the day.

‘Tidy your desk, work fewer hours, ignore your phone or even take a nap at work.’

My personal favourite is ‘get up early’. Bill Gates gets up at 0400 and he’s a billionaire. Therefore you should also get up at 0400 if you want to be a billionaire. It’s absolute nonsense. There is no correlation between how early you get up and how successful you will be.

What is Digital Transformation and the Best Way to Get Started? Expert Interview Richard Morecroft

What is digital transformation and what does it really mean for you and your organisation?

Smart business leaders are waking up to the fact that the fourth industrial revolution is here. This is driven by the widespread adoption of technology, disruptive innovation and rapidly changing consumer behaviour.

The pace of change means that it cannot be ignored – A business’s very survival is dependent on getting digital transformation ‘right’.

We only have to look at statistics like these:

Change = Performance drop? It’s a Faulty Equation… by Vivienne Edgecombe

This series of articles is best read in order, so if you haven’t read article 1, article 2.1 or article 2.2 yet, I invite you to head over and do that first.

Sexual Harassment At Work: Are we allowing it to be part of the culture? by Karolina Silva

We all look and feel so amazed and astonished when a sexual harassment case at work comes up... The truth is that this happens every day, everywhere, because in a certain way society allows it and even in some cases rewards it.  Bullying and harassment are unacceptable (not to mention immoral and unethical) behaviours but, what happens when society sees them as positive, mainly at work, where dominant and aggressive personalities are seen as traits of proper leaders?