Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Prepare for 2017 to be a year of OH&S achievement

I recall accepting a position with a company which had an abysmal Occupational Safety Health and Welfare record. 30% of employees were being injured every year and had no rehabilitation programme to work with. There were no policies and/or procedures which were operational with no sign of a committee to strategise improvement of the situation. [...]

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The Importance of Content in Strategic Business Plans

When committing to developing an 'all important' Strategic Business Plan there are several critical guiding principles to focus on: What are you trying to achieve? - Where do you see yourself in a years time? - Five years? However you structure the plan it will be an essential document to sell your idea to funding [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance of Content in Strategic Business Plans

Business Integrity

One of the most confronting aspects of business in today's challenging and volatile marketplaces is the increasing demands of bureaucracy and the frustrations this can cause to board expectations of acceptable returns on investment. Many business owners today will say that bureaucracy simply gets in the way of enterprise development which indirectly tests executives relative [...]

By |September 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Business Integrity

Analyse Overheads – Don’t just Dispense of Them

It has been an important approach which I utilise in a business review specifically to bring it back into sustainable profit. That is to be strategically progressive in the review of methods and control procedures in operational support departments. I see this as a means to continued prosperity and growth of an organisation. Keeping office [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Analyse Overheads – Don’t just Dispense of Them

Strategic Objectives for 2017 and Beyond

Every business must specify exactly what it hopes to achieve in the future by formulating a set of strategic objectives. These objectives must form an integral part of a 'Strategic Business Plan' and should be used to guide and measure those organisational activities or projects that will ensure sustainability for the future including a return [...]

By |September 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Strategic Objectives for 2017 and Beyond

The Importance Of Board Meetings & Participation

The Importance of Board Meeting & Participation After having served on boards now since 1987 when I completed my ‘Company Directors’ course. I know all too well that running and contributing to board meetings is something that requires considerable thought and input. In an endeavour to project the importance of board outcomes, I thought it [...]

By |September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance Of Board Meetings & Participation

The People part of Business Success

One of the areas of success I have been involved with, particularly in strategising a business from stagnation to sustainable growth and acceptable profit has been through the development and involvement of the most precious resource - PEOPLE. As I have stated many times before, people don't stand at machines getting filthy because they particularly [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The People part of Business Success

If you cant measure it you cant Manage it

Experience shows me that business leaders today are almost constantly testing and expanding on their company's strategies. However, in many cases I have seen, they do not question and rework their company's performance measures with the same level of enthusiasm. Performance measures monitor a company's progress against budgets and their strategic business plan. It also [...]

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Business Integrity

One of the most demanding aspects of business in today's challenging and volatile marketplaces is the increasing demands of bureaucracy and the frustrations this can cause to board expectations of acceptable returns on investment. Many business owners today will say that bureaucracy simply gets in the way of enterprise development which indirectly tests executives relative [...]

By |September 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Business Integrity

Overhead Management

Analyse Overheads - Don't just dispense of them Roger Dedrick Managing Director - Red Global Solutions It has been an important approach which I utilise in a business review specifically to bring it back into sustainable profit. That is to be strategically progressive in the review of methods and control procedures in operational support departments. [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Overhead Management