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What is the new ‘normal’?

As I start my extensive and exhausting daily commute.…to my spare room where I have set up my office, I’m led to wonder what BAU or normality in organisations will look and...

Keep Calm & Adapt

Planning, Planning, Planning was the mantra drummed into me throughout my military career which, to be fair, has been a great discipline that I took through to my civilian life in business.  However, who could have predicted the...

Organisational Vision – A waste of time?

This week I have been working with a client that has lost its sense of being, purpose and direction, and with Caja have been supporting them to create a new vision for the future as well as helping them...

Government Tenders…Constantly backing Goliath When They Should be Taking a Chance on David

Government have stressed that tender processes are being opened up to SME's and they are encouraging them to bid for tenders which takes a lot of time, resource and money to complete. SME's do not have dedicated teams to write...

Forget The Deck Chairs – Find The Life Jackets

How often have you experienced change driven by ‘revolution’ rather than ‘evolution’? in times where the business environment feels more turbulent than ever, it’s not uncommon to see executives embark on frequent reorganisations in response to the world changing around...

From good to great…What hobbies tell us about finding time to excel at work

An article written in 2016 suggests that on average we spend nearly a full working day practising our hobbies.  For many of us this will be nurturing our garden, fastidiously practicing to improve our golf handicap, honing a recipe until...

Leadership books who needs them – just follow Gareth Southgate

We have spent a lot of time at Caja in the last 12 months talking about leadership, including 'Top 1% Leaders', I think we now have someone who demonstrates the real power of leadership and is certainly a Top...

Improving the odds in delivering successful change programmes

Can organisations improve the odds, of delivering successful change programme outcomes?The answer is obviously ‘yes’!Most organisations embark on big transformation and change programmes, with a business case. This will include defined...

Collective Knowledge, Agility and Flexibility – Challenging Existing Consulting Models

Organisations have in the past believed that if they wanted access to thought leadership, innovation, expertise and knowledge then the natural course of action was to work with one of the larger consulting or service provider firms. However, this also...

Astronauts tips for living in space – or anywhere

Many of us are experiencing a new way of working (and living) - being based at home with no colleagues and more...

Keep Calm & Adapt

Planning, Planning, Planning was the mantra drummed into me throughout my military career which, to be fair, has been a great discipline...

Nudge, don’t nag

I'm known as the persistent nag in the office, so I've found this article from McKinsey interesting and will try to be...

A look into AI driven project scheduling

In my role as Resource Liaison, I've been looking into resource scheduling the past couple of weeks. Thought this was an interesting...