Category Archives: Communication Skills

Does this Conflict Exist in Your Organization as Well?

For many years, nobody knew how to get this conflict solved. In 2011, the missing element was published. It turned out to be a single word! Curious on how you can get colleagues on board within just a few minutes … Continue reading

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Health Check: Does a Communication Gap Exist in My Organisation?

Over the past two decades, and with business environments becoming increasingly complex, the technique of breaking complex challenges into supposedly manageable parts became popular. This worked well initially. It still works well when root causes of problems are located within … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Bureaucracy and Complexity: You Can Start Today

If we know what creates bureaucracy as well as complexity, we should be able to reduce it, shouldn’t we? Let’s explore this through a specific example. If situation = X, then do Y: When we look at how instructions, processes, and … Continue reading

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Tired of all of These Cost-Saving Initiatives That Keep Hitting Us? (Part II)

In part I, we identified untapped cost saving and service improvement opportunities. In this part, you can explore whether opportunities may be waiting to be explored in your organisation and how you can start to make a lasting difference. . … Continue reading

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Tired of all these Cost Savings Initiatives that keep Hitting us? (Part I)

In organisations across the globe, patterns, such as crippling bureaucracy, high project failure rates, and ongoing costs saving initiatives, are observed. Many appear to have accepted these as facts of life and argue that we have to live with them. … Continue reading

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Projects Fail for the Same Reasons and Nothing Is Done about It. What about Your Organisation?

About a decade ago, when we analysed project failure, one response received was this: “Projects fail for the same reasons and nothing is done about it”. One wonders, what about today? Below are some root causes of highest-impact problems. Could … Continue reading

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