Blog Articles for

Jun 27th 2016

Improving productivity

What is the best way to do the tasks in your to-do list: finish the easy tasks first or take the most important tasks first? Charles Duhigg in his book Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, writes that according to a psychologist that he interviewed genuine productivity grows from starting a to-do list with larger goals and then splitting them up into bite-sized “smart” goals. … Read more

Jun 20th 2016

Conflict management

The word conflict commonly brings negative emotions. It is true that many team and organisational conflicts are dysfunctional and sap resources.  However, it is a mistake to think that conflicts are inherently unhealthy! To find more why, listen to this Ted talk called Dare to Disagree by Margaret Heffernan.… Read more

Jun 13th 2016

Capacity or flow problem?

When organisations are unable to get through what they want, they tend to add additional resources (machines, people, space, etc.) hoping to improve throughput.  This approach may work, but it definitely increases cost per unit and increases organisational complexity.  The problem may well be due to lack of flow.   … Read more

Jun 6th 2016
May 30th 2016

Lean in Meat Industry

The scope to improve productivity and reduce costs in meat processing industries is huge. British based Food Chain Centre undertook a pilot study to examine the potential and the likely benefits of implementing lean.  If you are working in meat industry and wanting to know how to implement lean, this is must read report.… Read more

May 23rd 2016