We are on a mission to take the guesswork out of business growth, to help companies increase their business productivity and help move the UK from having one of the lowest business productivities in the G7 to one of the highest.
Running a business has been likened to running a well-oiled machine, a clock and even an army. But that was the 19th and 20th century. In 21 century we need to see businesses more as organisations, organisations of people working collectively together, whether that’s top-down, bottom-up or left and right.
We aim to make work better for everybody by putting essential project management disciplines at the heart of a business improvement programme.
A project management approach to business growth provides the missing link in many business growth strategies, change management. It ensures that people, costs, risks, quality and mission are kept aligned to deliver improved business performance and outstanding business results over the long term.
Through the jobs created, growth and taxes paid to fund public spending business creates the environment in which it can itself either flourish and grow or stagnate and decline.
This process is happening all the time whether we manage it or not. When we see that business works best when it works for everyone, we can manage business growth accordingly.
On a personal level, we feel great when we MAKE WORK BETTER, when we get more done and we've been more productive, even more so when that's recognised and it perhaps benefits others too. It builds self-esteem, self-respect and personal motivation.
At the team level, when we MAKE WORK BETTER it feels great to be on the winning or improving team and to have contributed to that.
At an organisational level, when we MAKE WORK BETTER we increase business productivity which drives increased profitability leading to more, better-paying jobs and working conditions.
At a society level, when we MAKE WORK BETTER we improve welfare of people with less stress, less strain on the health care systems and better mental health. Increased profits create increased taxes.
Since 2000 the gap between the haves and have not is widening and productivity has stalled. By ensuring companies cover the costs incurred by local communities, the planet and staff wellbeing, productivity can be restarted and growth increased.
Today the world is dominated by services, experiences and knowledge, not industry. As the saying goes, a rising tide lifts all boats, so for the first 100 years of capitalism nobody saw the damage being done, after all more people die today of obesity than starvation. Everybody became better off.
A transactional way of managing people, the requestor and the requested, command and control does little to motivate anybody. It could explain why productivity in the UK is one of the lowest in the G7. Directors, managers and workers are all working in a transactional way.
We see this in society too; doctors measured on waiting times, teachers by leagues tables and nurses on care hours per patient. Nobody likes to be controlled, judged or directed or to be on the downside of an agreement.
Companies with ESG as part of the purpose will out perform those without as they are more attractive to customers, staff, suppliers and investors. They will have higher productivity levels. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria help define a company’s operations, purpose and values.
Environmental criteria consider a company’s stewardardship of nature. Social criteria consider the welfare of employees, suppliers, customers and the communities where a company operates. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, audits and internal controls