Tag Archives: Waste

Making your business resilient to economic fluctuations

‘The Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the economy grew by 2.3 per cent over the year and 0.2 per cent in the December quarter – below market expectations and well short of Reserve Bank forecasts of 0.6 per cent (1). ‘Business conditions suffered their biggest monthly fall since the global financial crisis over December […]

The Problem with New Year’s Resolutions

As last year came to a close and the new one is upon us, we reach the inevitable introspection that leads to pondering our New Year’s resolutions. We review the ledger of the good, the bad and the indifferent. On the outcome of this scale we decide whether the year was positive or one of […]

When aberrations become the norm in the workplace

How do the disruptions creep in? By Diana Perry, Bevington Group & Izabella Kobylanski, Planning Results Businesses are under constant pressure to deliver short-term results. Consequently, productivity is continually being reviewed and scrutinised, whether at an individual, departmental, organisational, industry or national level. Not surprisingly, the business world has taken on the mantra coined by […]

Waste elimination: The safest route to improved profitability

Waste elimination: The safest route to improved profitability Waste elimination is the fastest way to improve performance, but first you have to find the waste and prioritise. By Roger Perry Waste elimination is often assumed to be a cost play, but, as a result of improved customer service, it can also be a powerful revenue enhancer. […]

A New Way To Create Capacity And Improve Employee Satisfaction

Management issues is a new section in The Journal focusing on organisational effectiveness in the Insurance Industry. In this article, Danny Sampson and Tom Bevington look at a new way to create capacity and improve employee satisfaction – and at the same time, improve customer service and competitiveness. Our research in the last five years […]

An Intelligent Response To A Financial Downturn

How can your organisation use these economically challenging times to provide a platform for future growth? Management consultant Roger Perry suggests there are seven elements to an intelligent response to the downturn. For many organisations, 2009 will be one of the most challenging years on record. Although Australia may still technically avoid recession, we know […]