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We love to listen to your opinions – and to share our own!

We like to think that with all our experience of working with businesses large and small, we know a thing or two about leadership and management. Here are a few of our observations. Let us know what you think!

That offer’s too good to be true

We all love a bargain. Buying things online is getting the country through this crisis. However, when you’re searching for stuff online, it’s always worth remembering that if something seems too good to be true… it probably is. Of course a fancy coffee machine at 90% discount is appealing. And that new website designer does […]

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The assembly point is the car park

You might not be there right now. But you have a fire escape plan in your workplace. Of course you do, it’s a legal requirement. You’ll have one or two people who act as marshalls. When that fire alarm sounds, it’s their job to make sure everyone’s out of the building in a calm and […]

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Better IT support, working from home

Over the last few weeks, we’ve learned a different way of working, haven’t we? Some of our clients have really embraced the concept of working remotely. And maybe their businesses will be improved by it long-term (staff love the flexibility). Meanwhile some other clients have really struggled with it. So we’ve been offering them plenty […]

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This protects your data in your staff’s homes

Did you know that allowing staff to access company data on their own devices is called BYOD (for Bring Your Own Device)? It’s a critical way to get things done right now… But the big downside is that data security can accidentally be compromised. So to help you while home working is still critical, we’ve […]

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*Frustration Alert* Install updates?

Isn’t it frustrating when that message appears? Do you want to install updates? Typically, you’ve just sat down, full of enthusiasm for the day ahead… when an update message pops up. So what do you do? If you’re like most people you’ll ask it to remind you later. Nothing is going to stop you from […]

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A bad workperson blames their tools

And, sometimes that workperson is right. Here’s what I mean. It’s likely that in your business your team have different jobs. George might use most of his time writing emails to clients Alice may spend her day editing images And James uses his time creating presentations (and drinking coffee) So would they all use the […]

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Get rid of your little black book

No, not that little black book 🙄 I mean the one you use to write down your passwords for each piece of software or application you use at work and at home. You may have disguised the passwords to look like something else, but it probably wouldn’t take a detective to work out exactly what […]

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The year 2000 called. It wants its phones back

Technology changes really quickly. Just think back to the mobile phone you had in 2000. Probably a Nokia, or a Motorola flip phone, right? What about your computer? A big grey or beige box that took over most of your desk, with an even bigger monitor? How about your office phone system? Er… was it […]

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Free yourself from paper and stop wasting time

There are countless advantages to a paper-free office. Let’s start with the obvious environmental benefit. Less paper = fewer trees being cut down. Any way your business can make less of a negative environmental impact is excellent. Then there’s the time-saving impact for you and your team. No one needs to transcribe meeting minutes because […]

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Now’s the time to book your strategic IT review

3 questions: When did you last review how your IT is working for you? Will it help you to accomplish your business goals this year? As your business grows, will its capabilities keep up or hold you back? Do you even know the answers to these questions? I’d like to offer you a strategic IT […]

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