The Money Pit – Information and Quality Management Systems

This post was triggered by an article that came across my desk earlier this week. The item explored what you need to ask before changing systems and outlined a lot of good points.

However, I felt there were some significant gaps in the article. These gaps are some of the most common mistakes that I come across in my work as a management consultant and quality systems auditor in the community services sector.

I hope that my tips will raise some awareness of how excessive spending and negative experiences around information and quality management systems can be avoided.

Here they are – my top three tips:

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Why being strategic is essential for successful organisations

Did you know that around 50% of organisations fail within the first three years of business?

I am regularly invited to be a guest presenter at the UWA Business School to explore innovation and entrepreneurship in small business with MBA students. During one of my recent presentations, Professor Tim Mazzarol congratulated me on truly having survived the ‘magic’ three first years in small business. He outlined that research shows that around 50% of small businesses fail within the first three years.

The question is why? Continue reading Why being strategic is essential for successful organisations