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Running an operation should be as easy as finding out what your customers want, then giving it to them. Nothing more or less.

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Operations Analysis

What Gets Rewarded Gets Done

The walk I have always thought sheep dogs were intelligent. I didn’t realise, until recently, that they are smarter than me. I was walking with Kate — a friend of mine. Her sheep dog, a Border Collie called Harvey, was with us. After 10 miles or so Harvey seemed to be flagging. He stopped at […]

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Process Improvement

Marshmallows and the Cure for Everything

Test and learn Now I’m married with daughters I don’t go out that often. Nightclubs and cinemas are a thing of the past (unless it is to watch Frozen… 4 times and counting). An evening in front of the TV is a treat. I sat down last night to watch a re-run of House.  It […]

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Employee Engagement

Are You Difficult to Work For?

Customer effort There’s a lot of talk about how much effort a customer is required to put forth to complete some task with an organization. Whether it’s to buy a product, to get an issue resolved, or to do something else. There’s even a way to measure this effort, using the customer effort score. If […]

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