Month: January 2019

RESPECT is good for business

Stuff Compliance! Let’s show RESPECT

‘Compliance’ is not a pleasant word It has been a long time irritation that my profession of choice has very few usable synonyms.  Compliance is not a pleasant word, really.  It can be seen as conformity, acquiescence, docility, obedience, resignation and submissiveness.  None of these adequately represent what compliance means in modern business. In general, compliance means abiding by a rule, …

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Physical is an Organisational Keystone

“Let’s get Physical” Not like that! Think about tangible elements of your business

The Physical Keystone will vary wildly for different organisations.  It is possible to run an organisation on very few Physical Keystone elements, but that is rarely the case.  What elements does the Physical Keystone include? Sometimes, Physical Keystone elements can be referred to as Fixed assets, which is an accounting term.  This Keystone encompasses far …

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Contacts are an Organisational Keystone

Contacts help your vision – in your organisation, not your eyes

Do you perceive your Contacts as an important organisational Keystone?  You should, as without them you wouldn’t have customers, suppliers or be successful.  What is the Contacts Keystone and how is it applicable to you and your organisation? It’s easy to think that Contacts is a list of names and communication details in your address …

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Brand is an Organisational Keystone

Your organisation has a personality… It’s your brand that people see

Brand can mean many different things and be viewed diversely.  Do you give your brand and reputation the appropriate attention?  What elements does the Brand Keystone include? We are all Brand aware.  McDonalds, John Lewis, Aldi, HM Government, Harrods.  All these carry a picture in our heads and a perception which will vary wildly from …

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Intellectual Property is an Organisational Keystone

Everything begins with an idea. It’s when Intellectual Property is born

The Intellectual Keystone is regularly misunderstood and underestimated.  Does your organisation have information, designs or unique facilities on which it’s success relies?  Is there a secret recipe or technique that needs to be kept safe.  The Intellectual Keystone might be more important than you think. You may have a logo that has been designed for …

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People are an Organisational Keystone

People are your organisation’s best resource and the biggest danger. Why?

Every organisation has People, even if that is just the Founder.  Once there is any form of growth, the need to invest in the People Keystone becomes paramount.  What does the People Keystone include?   There is so much more to the People Keystone than managing employees.  There are elements of People which are not always …

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Information is an Organisational Keystone

Information is not knowledge. Information is the source of knowledge and essential to your mission

Information is the lifeblood of every organisation.  No organisation can exist without Information and it requires quite specific care and attention.  There is a wide range of elements the Information Keystone includes. Information does not always get the respect and attention it deserves.  Laws regarding personal data has helped shift attention to looking after the …

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