I recently had to put together a presentation on uncertainty for a potential client, which made me think about the subject again. Over the years I’ve put together many risk management processes and toolkits for different organisations and purposes, ranging from managing strategic risks for an emergency service through to most recently for a change … Continue reading Risks, Issues and Uncertainty
For me having a clear idea of what I’m trying to achieve is a vital step to success.
This post looks at organisational, programme, project and individual vision.
I thought it might be useful to share one of the best business problem solving tools I’ve come across; I’ve used it successfully in a number of different environments to solve many different sorts of problems. The idea is to slow down our thinking and stop us jumping straight from what we think is the … Continue reading A problem solving tool
As we come out of lockdown we have an ideal opportunity to reassess what we want to be and do as both individuals and organisations.
Just noticed I haven’t carried or used cash for weeks. Have we become a cashless society? What does this mean?
The British High Street has been in difficulty for some time with large numbers of empty shops and a recent history of big name failures including House of Fraser and BHS, this can only be made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic which has shut all ‘non-essential’ retail operations, although garden centres have recently been allowed … Continue reading Future of the High Street
The number of UK excess deaths from Covid-19 falls sharply for the first time
With more people experiencing working from home, what effect will this have on businesses and their staff in the future.
This weeks statistics from the ONS show the increasing number of fatalities using the overall death rate higher again, 76% up on the 5 year average. Interestingly the number of excess deaths not attributed to Covid-19 has fallen from 2607 in the previous week to 1783 now 28% of the excess – I got that … Continue reading Update on ONS Covid-19 stats
Now we’ve been in lockdown for several weeks and it seems as though both the infection and death rates are starting to plateau, thoughts are turning to how do we get out of lockdown and start to return to a more normal existence. Pandemics end when they run out of people to infect. There are … Continue reading How do we get out of this?