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Issue: 2016-6
June 2016

Founder’s Corner
I say Tomato, You say Pomodoro

Joseph F Paris Jr

Communication.  We talk about how important it is.  How critical it is to have in any endeavor in order to move the ball down the field and, ultimately, for success.  Yet in almost every instance where there is failure, we can almost always trace back to one of the root-causes for the failure being a lack of communication – more specifically, effective communication…”


Why did the chicken cross the road?
By Piotr Pikula 
This the story of a animal feed company in Poland and answers the question “why did the chicken cross the road?”
With Tens of reports, hundreds of pages of data each division (function) and branch (geographical) had their own special little reports with their own numbers, sometimes contradicting each other and there were no standards for calculated indicators (different periods for averages, different geographical classifications and product categories). This was the reality I found when I entered a large producer of animal feed. Located in Poland… 

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Engage all employees in solving daily problems
By Mark Stewart

Surely in today’s market of complex and relentless business challenges everyone in an organisation needs to take on the responsibility of solving workplace problems and this requires a formal structured approach. If you were to ask 20 random people within your organisation to spend ten minutes and write down what is their approach to solve simple daily business problems, what would the summary show?

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The Outliers Inn Podcast
Despite Benjamin’s protestations, the pair and their illustrious guests are brought down by the challenges of operational excellence in Government. Ed Straw, former PwC partner, think tank and national relationship counselling organisation board member, and author of Stand & Deliver: A Design for Successful Government, talks about the need for a systemic focus on results, and Sasa Linic, adviser to the prime minister of Serbia for the UN Development Programme, focuses on a need for transparency.


Hosts: Joseph Paris, Founder of the OpEx Society & The XONITEK Group of Companies Benjamin Taylor,  Managing Partner of RedQuadrant. Guests: Ed Straw and Sasa Linic

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