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Working From Home And Spiral Into Busy.

Working from home and spiral into busy. Does this sound familiar? You start off enthusiastically when you are told to work from home. You set up your home workstation and quickly find you are working 16 hours a day. As managers when we are remote from our workforce we can...

Audit Can Be Agile In These Remote Times.

Audit can be agile in these remote times and here's how. How do you monitor what's happening in your organisation when people are working remotely from home? Internal audits generally fall into two camps: Onsite review of the process File audits Covid-19 has pushed the workforce to work remotely yet...

I'm hoping Covid-19 helps us stop doing quality

I'm hoping Covid-19 helps us stop doing quality This video by the very clever Brent Hodgson provides a clear overview of what we can expect from Covid-19 in the next 2 years. Importantly, Brent says values and practice will be different post-Covid 19. What does that mean? It means we...

Making the most of a situation

Making the most of a situation Businesses are having to make some really tough decisions right now about where to place workers in quieter times. If this is happening in your organisation what can you do that will have a positive impact not only now but when life returns to...

Support Services And Quality Working Together

Support services and quality working together If you are a support team, HR, Procurement or Quality for example what's your function? Are you clear about the scope of your function? Do you have an elevator pitch? When people ask what you do can you tell them? Often working in quality...

Let's talk about Quality

Let's talk about quality. Often when I work with organisations developing an AuditMindset one thing we learn pretty quickly is that most people don't know what quality means. If you're struggling to get people to understand what quality means in your organisation click here to download my infographic and you...

Building a quality network

Building a quality network Over recent times I have had several conversations with people in a quality role who are looking for a new position or are starting a new position. I'm exploring why people in a quality position leave their job. A common reason is: Little to no opportunity...

What is Quality and how to describe it?

What is Quality and how to describe it? Simon Sinek works with organisations to help them make the abstract more concrete, using verbs to describe values rather than our preference for nouns like trust, integrity or quality. Quality is a popular noun used to describe 'great work' but its abstract...

Exciting Changes To The Quality Networking Group

Exciting changes to the Quality Networking group in 2020. This year the quality networking group is bigger and better than ever. The number of places available has been reduced to 10 to support a more intimate group allowing us to focus on each person's challenges, providing real support for each...

A better way to do quality

A better way to do quality What if I told you that you could build a culture of quality and reduce your internal audits? For many organisations, discussions about quality systems can focus on the lack of funding, onerous standards, and expensive certification requirements. By training your team to develop...