5 Things we loved in December 2018

Ok so in our new round-up blog post we’re going to take a brief look at the things that we found entertaining/educational during December in the world of business skills & training. Hope you like our picks, as ever if you’ve got some feedback, we’d love to hear it in the comments section below (Disclaimer: Just because we found them in December doesn’t mean they were published in December. We know what you lot are when it comes to attention to detail!!).

1/ Were a big fan of Triaster (if you haven’t seen there stuff go check them out here (Triaster.co.uk). If you’re into continuous improvement then you might like to follow there blog, in a recent post, Terry Giles covers How to ensure that Continuous Improvement Delivers Positive Change. It’s a great read and makes some really great points about how businesses manage change projects.

2/ We all know how Kaizen principles can help our businesses but if you’re looking for how it can be applied to your home life then check out this excellent video from Mike Morell posted in 2017. Click here to take a look on Youtube

3/ If you’re interested in Change in large organizations check out this piece on the UK’s National Health Service, https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/good-nhs-leadership-starts-with-culture-change. The piece (which is a copy of a speech by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock, makes the interesting analogy between the health service, McDonalds and US department of defence! It’s an interesting read (given that it’s from a political standpoint) – more interesting is the study that was done to support it (that can be viewed here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759623/Ron_Kerr_report_-_Empowering_NHS_leaders_to_lead.pdf) which goes into the key issues of the NHS that can be read accross many large organizations. It’s a great read and representative of many issues that we continuous improvers face on a daily basis. When people say that change is easy this is a great article to point them at to think again!!

4/ If you’re a regular visitor you’ll know that we love Excel tips & tricks which is why we fell in love with this great explanation of creating infographic style charts in Excel, Leila Gharani goes into just the right amount of detail while keeping the lesson light and informative. A great view if you’re looking to branch out your Excel chat skills.

5/ Our Post updates. Over the last few months, we’ve posted a few new posts including our piece on Problem solving skills and tools and our new templates, how to create a resource planning excel template & how to create a business roadmap template in excel & How to create a training matrix template in Excel.  We hope you find them useful.

So there are our 5 picks for your perusal this December, see you next time.