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Action Planning: It’s the Action Part That Counts

Great brainstorming session - but what happens next?

Great brainstorming session – but what happens next? Just what do you need to do to make sure your action planning meetings result in more than a pile of post-it notes? The meeting rooms of the world’s businesses are haunted by the ghosts of good ideas that were agreed as the way forward – but never put into practice. Why? ... Read More »

Successful Business Diversification Strategy

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It was great to read the Manchester Evening News story about a local successful business diversification strategy from Heywood manufacturer Gilwood. Gilwood first opened in 1963 to produce stainless steel vats for cloth manufacturers based around Rochdale. You might have expected the business to go into a terminal decline as the textile mills closed down, but the family owners weren’t ... Read More »

Effective Business Action Planning Process

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No idea can ever be successful if it’s not taken the market. So, with a refined idea it’s time to make an action plan to get the message out. The effective business action planning process is about clarity of tasks and ownership and formed the final element of the Rapid Commercialisation workshop. The challenge is to turn good intentions at ... Read More »

OnePage™ – Decision Making Benchmarking Survey

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How do you make decisions in your organisation? Is your business an autocracy, or a democracy? Would you rather make a poor decision than no decision at all, or do you wait for a risk-free way forward? Take our OnePage™ decision-making benchmarking survey to get hints and tips on decision-making, and find out how your approach to decision-making compares with ... Read More »