How to boost your productivity in 2-hour blocks

How do you currently spend your workday? Like most people, the first thing you likely do is open your email and see what pops up. Then, before you know it, it’s 1pm and you’re still responding or reacting to requests, in between rushing from meeting to meeting, which means your ‘real work’ gets left to… Continue reading How to boost your productivity in 2-hour blocks

Modern Office Automation: what’s possible

‘Office automation’ is a term that arose in the 70s and 80s to describe the way that computers were revolutionising workplaces. These days, our computing power is taken for granted, and office automation now refers to a range of new technologies that are already extremely popular in homes and offices all over the world. If you’re… Continue reading Modern Office Automation: what’s possible

Don’t buy new technology for technology’s sake, acquire it to achieve business goals

We live in exciting time. It seems like every day a new device or application is launched that has the potential to change our lives and the way we do business. Unfortunately, most small businesses do not have the means to buy every single new innovation so they need to be pragmatic on where and… Continue reading Don’t buy new technology for technology’s sake, acquire it to achieve business goals

7 steps to bring business and personal vitality to life

Corporate and personal coach, Nikki Fogden-Moore

More stress, less time, more responsibility, less support? How do we get back to living a life we love without giving one thing up for another? As a business owner, leader or anyone in corporate knows – the best results come with a clear strategy and the courage to make a plan that’s relevant, realistic… Continue reading 7 steps to bring business and personal vitality to life

Aussie SMBs struggling with costs as they strive for efficiency: Survey

In global terms, Australia is an expensive place to do business. Wages, rents, taxes and regulation combine to make conditions here tougher than in many other countries. As a result, Aussie small and mid-sized businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to keep a lid on operational costs. By identifying areas in which savings… Continue reading Aussie SMBs struggling with costs as they strive for efficiency: Survey

Why monotasking is the new black

Surviving in the crazy busy modern workplace has resulted in our adoption of some new strategies designed to save us time. The problem is no one appears to have done the necessary checks that these actually work. The one strategy most widely adopted has turned out to be the worst performance enhancing strategy ever, because… Continue reading Why monotasking is the new black

Making legal practice, modern practice

Lawyers accustomed to long working days might consider it a ‘good day’ if they made that 7pm dinner appointment they tentatively arranged three weeks prior. Thoughts of week-life being any other way could only mean one thing – a new career – a daunting prospect when you have come so far down the road of… Continue reading Making legal practice, modern practice

The key to lean performance: Aiming for dynamic improvement, not static efficiency

Lean techniques are a popular choice for organisations seeking to reduce the use of resources, eliminate waste, work smarter and improve efficiency. In particular, many lean teams enjoy the flexibility and creativity to develop new, smarter ways of doing things. But, if you want a truly lean organisation you need to be able to translate… Continue reading The key to lean performance: Aiming for dynamic improvement, not static efficiency