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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 […]

XeP3 Solving The Productivity Paradox

by Danny Samson, Feature Editor, University of Melbourne, Australia; and Tom Bevington, Bevington Group Twenty-five years ago, Wickham Skinner of the Harvard Business School published a landmark article called “The Productivity Paradox” (HBR 1986), pointing out that despite best intentions, large efforts, and the adoption of all sorts of improvement programs and initiatives, productivity seemed […]