Learn how to solve real business problems more effectively
Overcome problems and conflicts that can stop your business developing productive and profitable relationships
A cost effective way to bring someone young and energetic and train them the way you want your business to run
Assessing Health and Safety
Keep compliant with the Health and Safety requirements for your business
Be more informed about negotiations and business transactions - understand your advantages and weaknesses
Don't let costly recruitment and appraisal mistakes impact your firm's profit and performance.
Authority, Autocracy, Autonomy
Great businesses are led by great leaders - recruit for the right leadership style to drive outstanding results.
Find out how bringing services back in-house can save money.
Get a rounded view of performance, not just the financial numbers
Part of your toolkit to understand people, motivation and incentives
Big Five / Five-Factor Model
To understand group performance, understanding personality is essential
Bounded Rationality Model of Decision-Making
Understand the reality of how you, and others, make business decisions
Long term success depends on an ethical approach to doing business
Change can make or break a company - make sure you've got the best person to lead you.
The only constant is change; make sure you are equipped
Change management can be hard; master the key success factors
Classical and Operant Conditioning
Well-rewarded and motivated employees work harder, stay longer, and generate more profit - make this a reality in your company
Most of your decisions are biased - find out why
Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment
Reduce lead times by 18% by working collaboratively with your trading partners
Growing companies must pay attention to their employees' needs and working conditions - create win-wins by working effectively with unions
The secret sauce for good business management
Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer? Keep one step ahead by knowing what your competitors are doing
Contingency Theory of Leadership
Great leaders aren't always born - learn how to develop your leaders to drive profitability and boost customer engagement.
If you are not doing things better your competition will be. You can lose at least 20% sales if you do not keep offering more to your customers
Big businesses make £Millions extra by getting more performance and better new ideas from their workers
Cross-Functional Supply Management
Improve your responsiveness to customers by joining up your internal teams
Make sure your organisation is robust by broadening the skills of your people
Customer Centric International Shared Services
Maximise customer centricity - co-design services with key stakeholders to achieve excellence in service provision across international boundaries.
After a loss or change - help your staff to cope, move on, and thrive again.
Delphi Forecasting Method
In complex situations, Delphi can help you analyse the options
Diversity can help you create new product and service ideas to delight your customers. Start being more innovative and profitable today!
Division of Labour
Speed up production; get your products to market quicker.
Learn from mistakes, and learn to adapt and anticipate change, with double loop learning
If you need to downsize, do it well
Know what you are really buying or selling, and with who, with due diligence
It is essential that your online presence reflects your business well. Do it right
Planned or not, change will happen in, and outside your organisation - understand this to stay on track
Some say EI is central to the performance of visionary leaders
The top 25% most profitable companies have loyal staff who "live the brand" like an owner and have 50% less turnover saving time and money
Employee-centred Leadership Style
Your staff will work harder and be more loyal if they feel trusted and able to make some of their own decisions
Identify and exploit new ideas effectively
Start getting better results: Raise staff motivation and productivity to new levels.
Motivate your staff to hit your business goals and grow the bottom line.
Good design of your workplace can underpin higher productivity and fewer days lost to illness
Don't just expect your employees to perform at their best, know how to make it happen.
As your experience doubles, your costs can come down 20 - 30%
About 70% of changes that companies make don't achieve their end goal - learn how to make changes successfully.
Flat / Horizontal Organisation
Reducing the number of managers even in a small company can have a positive effect on business performance and results
Getting ahead in business is about knowing how the small details create the bigger picture.
Understand how people interact and how to get the most from your staff and teams
Build better teams to drive profits and success.
People behave differently when they are being watched. Understand the effects of this for the benefit of your business's performance
Hierarchy of Needs
Everyone needs different things at different times. Your business will perform much better if your staff are happy
Understand what drives your people and make sure your business benefits
Horizontal vs. Vertical Integration
Understand where there might be opportunities for your business to collaborate - it could be in similar or different areas
People are at the core of every business and this is critical to understand
Human Resource Audit
Make sure your business has the right people at the right time to succeed
Human Resource Based Theories of Strategy
Having good people in itself can drive value for your business
Human Resources Information Systems
Your people are your most important assets, make managing them more effortless.
Be sure your business decisions are based on the right information
Learn how to protect your most important assets - future-proof your organisation to stay ahead of competitors
Innovate or die. You need to keep generating new ideas and value in your business to stay ahead. Understand how to make sure it happens and manage it
Your employees' know-how and ideas are often your greatest assets, manage and protect these to build a more profitable, enterprising business.
Intellectual Property Management
Protecting your big ideas is critical to success. Companies like IBM make up to 3,300% more by managing their Intellectual Property well
Internal Strategic Integration
When all business functions are aligned to the overall strategy the collective results are likely to improve
As your business grows how can you keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive from start-up phase?
Keep your staff motivated to perform by demonstrating your commitment to them aswell
Understand all of the jobs that your business needs and then you can set the right reward structure to make sure the business reaches peak performance
Job-centred leaders get the task done - quickly and efficiently. Learn how to lead for profit and performance.
How to manage stock and inventory levels at the absolute minimum to keep working capital free
A way to drive co-operation, commitment and improvement in your business at every level. Ultimately helps your business to stay ahead
Key Performance Indicators
You can't manage what you don't measure - get everyone performing at their best.
Knowledge and intellectual capital are assets that need to be recognised in most businesses these days. Be sure to know what they are and how to protect them
Labour and Human Rights in Purchasing & Supply Management
All companies need to be led. If you understand what it entails your Company could be the next Apple
Lean Manufacturing / Production
Eliminating waste from your organisation can impact on your costs dramatically
Learning Management System
Businesses who invest in learning and development achieve higher profits and growth. Understand how to track and measure these investments.
Experiences both good and bad happen every day in business - make sure yours turns them all into a positive
Locus of Control
Managers who are in control get the best results for the whole company.
Management By Objectives
Help your employees hit their targets by setting the right goals and actions.
Management By Walking Around
If you wait for people to come to you, you’ll only get small problems. The big problems are where people don’t realise they have one in the first place
Managing Global Virtual Teams
Smaller firms can work virtually too - follow these guidelines for optimal productivity
The world's best companies work seamlessly across departments, learn how to make your management the best it can be.
Take a personal interest in your staff and devote some time to helping them improve and progress. Your business will benefit greatly
Recognise what motivates people and what doesn't - your business needs good people to succeed
Multidivisional Organisational Structure
Nominal Group Technique
Involve your people in making decisions for the business and they will work with you to help your business achieve its full potential
Transform your business for maximum success - avoid becoming one of the 25-50% of firms that fail at OD projects.
Redesign and optimise your organisation for breakthrough performance.
Organisational Behaviour Modification
This technique can be used to motivate and encourage employees to help your business achieve its potential
Dramatically cut costs and increase efficiency and learn how to outsource effectively, safely and profitably.
Paradigm and Paradigm Shifting
A method of structuring your staff's pay linking it to certain goals or targets: make sure your people are focused on the right things
The evaluation of performance that will help you understand your staff's abilities and development possibilities
About 40% of firms struggle to find and hire talented people - in order to be the best, learn how to attract the best.
Understand how the balance of power can work in your favour and when to be aware that it might not and help your business to rise above
Understand what your staff think they have signed up for over and above the words on the page
Even a bad hiring mistake can be turned around - use the Pygmalion effect to help average and low performers excel.
Ensuring quality can set your business apart from the rest. Here is one recognised way that you can do it
Buy cheap, buy twice. Garbage in, garbage out. Make sure your business is a quality business
Reward employees in the right way to really benefit the bottom line - learn the techniques that really work.
Resources and Competencies in Procurement
Make sure you have the right people with the right skills buying on behalf of your business. Getting this wrong can be costly
Your business might benefit from understanding whether a more rigid approach to division of work will bring better results
Security and Ethical Challenges of IT
Businesses are at significant risk of cyber attacks - implement the right policies and train your employees to protect your profits.
Cut costs and save time - learn how to be more efficient by sharing services
Shared Services Client-Advisor Relationships
To deliver greater value, focus on flexible partnership models responsive to changing business needs and more conducive to building trust.
Shared Services Innovation
Consider your innovation route map - recognise the value of applying innovative thinking to shared services implementation.
If you have a new idea for your business it can often be made to happen quicker if you set up a team that is "out of the business"
Social Learning Theory
Your star employees can help others perform at the top of their game.
Social Network Analysis
Social Networking can be a powerful source of new ideas that can open up opportunities for businesses everywhere
Span of Control
Build the ideal team size to boost manager and employee performance.
Learn how to outperform the competition by matching your strategy and resources.
Strategic Business Units
If your business has different product or service lines you could make more money by treating them as separate business units which need their own strategic direction
Strategy maps are essential roadmaps to achieving growth and profits and to understand all your options and get ahead.
Successful Project Management
Running your business well involves many simultaneous projects - manage them effectively and ensure your business succeeds
Make sure you have the right talent ready to step up and lead your business when your best people leave.
Supply Chain Integration
Speaking to all of your suppliers regularly may open up collaboration opportunities which can save you money and maybe even open up new money making ventures
The Halo Effect
Don't make costly hiring mistakes that could hit your bottom line.
Theory of Constraints
Uncover the weakest links in your production processes - make more profit by being more efficient
Theory X and Theory Y
Understanding what motivates people will help you manage them and if they want what you want you can take your business to the next level
Keeping people motivated can be difficult. This technique shows how one approach has been successful in the likes of IBM in achieving great results
Total Quality Management
Deliver the best quality you can and your business can succeed
The world's best companies know how to set goals and reward employees - learn how to lead to hit and exceed targets.
what are the characteristics of people who drive businesses to the next level?
Type A and Type B Personality
Learn which personality types can help your business to grow and be more profitable.
Types of Innovations
Increase your profits by entering new markets, developing new products and overhauling your business processes.
HR can add more value: Increase profits and performance, while reducing operating costs.
Understanding Contracts of Employment
People are the biggest asset and investment of your business - having the right contracts in place is essential