Category: Series 60 – Yardstick

July 10, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 61 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 60  spelt  T-R-I-C-K-Y-A-D-S  (YARDSTICK) Series 59  spelt  H-E-Y-P   (HYPE) Series 58  spelt  B-I-O-M-E-Z   (ZOMBIE) Series 57  spelt  R-O-U-G-H-F-L-U   (FURLOUGH) Series 56 …

July 8, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Stale Hungover before reopening: 70m pints of stale beer, in UK pub premises since lockdown, need to be disposed of without polluting water systems and killing fish & plants.  Beer lasts fresh for 3 – 6 weeks, & belongs to the brewer until bought by the customer.  Pour a pint – down, but not out…

July 6, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Defray Lockdown lesson: defray cost of online delivery with higher minimum sale transaction value, or profits dip.  Fees never cover the cost of pick-up & drop-off.  Encourage click & collect, to avoid delivery costs.  In-store shopping may be past its use-by date, but remains the most lucrative channel for stores Guessed the Word?     …

July 3, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Ahead What lies ahead?  Oblivion, if time & effort is not put into working out what needs to swivel.  Planning seems a luxury when trying to survive the lockdown.  But wasted action may prove worse than no action, so take time to think.  Armchair travel to business heights, then set out.  Blue skies  Guessed the…

July 1, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Yoke Covid-19 is a chance to cast off any yoke which impeded progress.  Individuals – escape from “doing the same thing”.  Firms –  pursue new products & services.  Industries – jettison drags like systemic racism & lack of diversity.  Plough a new furrow.  If not now, when? Guessed the Word?           Series…

June 29, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Keep score Current & future clients, suppliers & workers keep score of how firms behave.  During Covid-19, we’ve learnt to count paid/ unpaid contributions, and recognise decent/ poor conduct.  Firms’ social capital, brand & goodwill are being immeasurably, but markedly, changed by the crisis.  The financial tally will follow Guessed the Word?       …

June 26, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Crash View Covid-19 as a huge computer operating system crash.  But instead of merely installing a software patch & carrying on as before, let’s reset.  Fix what we got wrong, and go forward on a new & different basis.  Control Alt Delete Guessed the Word?     Series 60 (8/9)           pic: Dr…

June 24, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Indispensable Soap opera.  Greatest life-saver & now Covid-19 indispensible item.  Dish the dirt – why do billions comply with instructions to wash their hands with soap?  Because we believe science, public authorities & the media.  Unexplained orders from distrusted bosses don’t wash.  What’s the story?  Simple soap & glory Guessed the Word?       …

June 22, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Rush to untie lockdown shackles.  Unknowingly, we’d all rehearsed for Covid-19 for 20 years & moved to online orders; work/ study from home; email instead of writing; being entertained when & where we choose; got video-conferencing to replace meetings.  So, prepare now to set your firm free – will it be radically different? much the same?…

June 19, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Trinity A trinity of partners, working in sync, can propel progress after Covid-19: 1. Private innovation  2. Public investment, and 3. Social support, for those who won’t benefit from 1. & 2.  The right party, pedalling interchangeably in the driving seat, will speed up the journey to recovery.  And guard against too many being left…