Category Archives: System Thinking

MANAGING FOR GROWTH

Many years ago (before many of you were around) there was a book which took the business world by Storm. It was called “Accounting for Growth”. It earned the 2 writers from the FT the joy of being fired. What … Continue reading

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Does Innovation feel like this? Too much hard work? It need not be!

Innovation need not be dependant upon inspiration. Seldom is it? That is just as well, as we can not force inspiration, but we can work to innovate. Innovation is no less a business process that any other task in the … Continue reading

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Business Ecology

Rivers are kept flowing by organisations such as the Wye & Usk Foundation, as in this photo of a section of the River Crai. In Business we often talk of Process Flow. RIvers need regular maintenance to keep them in … Continue reading

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How small companies can benefit from their accounts ?

TRANSFORMATIONAL ACCOUNTING I know ! doing accounts is a necessary evil if you have a business. They are a cost which add no benefit to the business. If you are paying to have accounts prepared and submitted to Companies House, … Continue reading

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RAG Does not work at all!

Ok, I know many of you will not agree with this, but I feel it is a critical error in large organisations, particularly governments. The growing trend of using traffic lights to monitor performance is for me not only worrying. … Continue reading

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A&E Waiting Times. Percentages are no guide

The government recently said “they do not recognise the figures” released about people waiting more than 4 hours in hospitals. Using percentages has hidden the decline in performance in A&E departments! The actual number of people waiting more than 4 … Continue reading

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World Class Quality is Attainable

World class quality is not just for large organisations. It is NOT about being the “best of the best” (as Wikipedia puts it). It IS about being the best you can be. The answer to World Class Quality is to … Continue reading

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Crisis ? Power up in Case.

Whether or not we will face a Crisis in the next months is unclear. Brexit has left many businesses unsure of the future; exchange rates are in turmoil so any business dealing internationally is subject to more uncertainty. If you ride … Continue reading

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What is system thinking ?

Systems Thinking is the science/art of understanding an overall system in the context of its environment. Every system (take a hi-fi system) has a number of separate components, which are connected together to achieve the objective of the total system. … Continue reading

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