People, processes and culture: don’t let these three innovation enablers become roadblocks
Businesses, both small and large, should know by now that innovation is the key to competing in the digital age, and that longevity isn’t possible without a culture that is inherently innovative A report by IBM provides evidence that creativity is at the heart of innovation, revealing that executive leaders consider creativity the most crucial […]
Securing staff buy-in for process improvements
Have you started 2017 struggling to get your staff involved in process improvement initiatives? If so, you’re not alone. Businesses in virtually every industry wrestle with how to engage teams in efforts to improve business processes and then, once they do get them involved, how to sustain the momentum. The good news is that employees […]
The key to lean performance: Aiming for dynamic improvement, not static efficiency
Lean techniques are a popular choice for organisations seeking to reduce the use of resources, eliminate waste, work smarter and improve efficiency. In particular, many lean teams enjoy the flexibility and creativity to develop new, smarter ways of doing things. But, if you want a truly lean organisation you need to be able to translate […]
Co-founder and CEO of Milan Direct shares advice on starting, growing and staying competitive
From humble beginnings, Dean Ramler has turned his startup, Milan Direct, into Australia’s number one online furniture retailer. He shares his expert opinion and advice around starting, growing and staying competitive in the market. When you start a business, you’re so focused on the day to day that it’s difficult to step back and look […]
Small business given ‘immunity’ from incorrect Fair Work advice
The Minister for Employment has moved to reassure small business operators that advice from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) should be relied upon, without fear of prosecution.
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