8 Common Pitfalls of Decision Making

Making good decisions has never been more important or more difficult for businesses. This video briefly talks about the eight traps decision makers fall into without realising it! Although we cannot eliminate these pitfalls, being aware of them can help you manage them and mitigate the negative effects.

Green & Lean – What’s stopping SMEs?

I was inspired to write this article by three visionary and innovative entrepreneurs I had the pleasure of meeting in August, whose products and services not only help make Irish society more environmentally responsible and sustainable, but will save businesses a lot of money by eliminating unnecessary waste! Did you know…… There are more than…

Is ISO:9001 worth it?

With an initial outlay of anywhere between €5.5k to €15k and annual costs of €1-€2.5k many businesses rightly question the value of ISO:9001 and whether or not they will see a positive return on their investment. If the decision to implement an ISO:9001 Quality Management System is internally motivated and implemented correctly then the answer…

Lean Start Up

This is a really informative interview with Orla Byrne, UCD lecturer in entrepreneurship. She describes the principles of LEAN and how they can be applied in any business environment. The emphasis is on the ‘pull’ principle which is all about defining value from the customers perspective.https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21815512

Remote Working – I’m just not convinced!

The unprecedented working from home experiment that has been forced upon businesses of all shapes and sizes appears to be somewhat of a surprising success. A recent study published in the Harvard Business Review (Bernstein et al, 2020) indicates positive feedback from employees with regards to their ability to adapt and increased productivity. For their…

Brendan O’ Connor panel discuss my article

I really enjoyed being on the Brendan O’ Connor show yesterday. It was an interesting experience having my article critiqued by the panel!I was very pleased to get the support of Dr Conor Skehan and completely agree with his point that this initiative could easily be led by the government. The state employs over 300,000…