Be Patient

By |2022-06-08T10:38:34+00:00June 11th, 2022|

Many business leaders think technology can give them a productivity boost.   They may well be right.  Addressed properly, changes in technology can transform processes and make them more efficient. However,. the gains are  not easy to unlock - and they certainly take time. There may even be a temporary drop in productivity while new technology or a

Focus – but not all the time

By |2022-01-26T19:22:35+00:00January 29th, 2022|

Focus! Focus! Focus!  That’s the advice we are given. If we focus, we can perform, we can achieve. But as with all such exhortations, such simplistic advice, such trite sayings, there is another side to examine. Those who don;t focus all the time, who don’t keep their mind fixed on the way ahead, on the goal,

The Future Can be Built on Stories

By |2022-01-12T15:24:18+00:00January 15th, 2022|

Story-telling is becoming recognised as a very effective means of communication. People react better to an interesting narrative than to a boring set of facts or exhortations. So, telling people your vision, and what you expect them to do to support it, is largely a waste of time.   But tell them a story set in

We Still Need Passion

By |2021-11-10T08:08:40+00:00November 13th, 2021|

Some organisations concentrate almost exclusively on the numbers, on pushing sales, on improving efficiency and productivity. It is good to do this but sometimes those organisations forget the passion.  What drove the business at the start was the passion and belief of the entrepreneurs who started the business.. That passion needs to continue, to underly

Help us to connect our data

By |2021-05-27T09:54:16+00:00May 29th, 2021|

Many companies are looking to improve manufacturing productivity by improving the efficiency of their various machines and other manufacturing facilities - by, in turn, improving their data driven management … monitoring the performance of those facilities in real-time.  Connecting and analysing all that data is a big challenge.   What we need are standards and

Beyond the Pilot

By |2021-02-08T19:49:23+00:00February 13th, 2021|

Many business leaders know that they should be thinking of digitally transforming their operations to harness the power and connectivity of modern electronic devices and networks.   However too many of them approach ‘transformation’ in a cautious, tentative way.  They pilot technologies or apply them to small parts m the organisation ‘to see if they

Radical Change

By |2020-03-19T22:47:13+00:00January 4th, 2014|

I've done quite a bit of work with the fishing and seafood sectors recently. Over the last couple of decades, the seafood sector has been transformed through a change from catching fish to 'growing' fish - with aquaculture being a major - and growing - component of the sector. Can you think how such a

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