What is a Quality Management System?

So your boss has told you that you need a Quality Management System. You also heard the word ISO 9001:2008 and you don’t know where to start. If this sounds like you, then this article should hopefully give you a better understanding of what it all means. The first thing you need to understand is…

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Small Changes Can Have a Big Impact

When businesses are faced with a challenge, whether that’s an attempt to kickstart growth, reverse a downward trend or increase market share, the default response is often to change as many things as possible, and often go looking for a big change to be the catalyst. However, the reality of business is that radical, turn-the-business-upside-down…

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In Business, Be Prepared to Challenge Everything

One of the common mistakes we see business owners or managers making on a regular basis is undertaking decisions based on only one piece of advice, one case study or more generally, just one source of information. Regardless of whether your source is a professional business consultant, International case study, management book or scientific study,…

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Why “Managing Up” is Good for Your Staff and Your Business

When many think of ‘managing up,’ mostly negative connotations spring to mind. Many perceive it as a blatant attempt by ‘brown nosers’ to make themselves look important or a better performer in front of their boss, often at the expense of others. This isn’t managing up. This is performance dishonesty. Managing up, when done well,…

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Why Should My Business Have a Blog?

Building a successful business blog can be quite a challenge and can require a great deal of time and effort. A business blog is usually kept on the business’ website and there are a number of benefits of having this blog. A channel to promote your business; Educating your readers on specific topics; Helping your…

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