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The Squawk Point is all about service operations and our ability to make things far more complicated than they really need to be.

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 measured gets done

What Gets Measured Gets Done

You show me how I will be measured… … And I will show you how I will behave We all know it’s true. There is scientific evidence to prove it. If you set someone a goal they will try to hit it. It is so effective that measurement and target setting have become the number 1 […]

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Process Improvement

Pilot Plant Experiment

Where is Your Pilot Plant?

To improve you must learn Unfortunately, you only learn when you mess things up.  You only learn how to ride a bike by falling off one.  If you didn’t fall off, then you didn’t learn (I guess you already knew how to ride it). If you try something new and it works first time, fresh […]

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Employee Engagement

Performance Management

Management Beliefs

The way we act is based on our beliefs Sometimes these beliefs are based on strong evidence and sometimes, well, less so. Of course this is as true in management as any other human endeavour. Are our management beliefs based on evidence? Have a look at the slideshare below and tell me what you think? […]

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