Problem Solving

Preparing for Negotiations (Part 2) – Setting Objectives

Posted by Blymi

Click here to download a PDF copy of this worksheet Nothing happens until we plan. We need a strong vision and some clear objectives. Setting these objectives correctly is important if we are to achieve the vision. We need first …

You Have Control?!

Posted by Blymi

You are not a happy bunny!  You’ve been standing in a slow-moving, then virtually stationary queue for over two hours, caged in a like a rat in a trap, nothing to do or look at other than the ‘cage maze’ …

Problem Solving: When Theory Meets Practice

Posted by ianflemming

Many years ago I was working with a small business producing industrial fume scrubbing equipment. My role was to provide management training and related development services to the managing director and his management team. On this particular day I was …

Business Environment Analysis Part 3: What is a SWOT and Using SWOT Analysis

Posted by ianflemming

What is a SWOT Analysis? SWOT Analysis originated from research done during the 1960s at Stanford Research Institute into why corporate planning so frequently failed. So it is used most effectively when deciding whether a particular proposition is beneficial or …

Business Environment Analysis Part 2: Using PEST Analysis in Your Business

Posted by ianflemming

Using a PEST Analysis A PEST Analysis is an extension of the notion of weighing up the pros and cons of a situation and the Analysis is represented as a grid. Firstly, the subject of a PEST Analysis should have …

Business Environment Analysis Part 1: An introduction to SWOT and PEST Analysis

Posted by ianflemming

This series of 3 articles focuses on problem-solving and decision-making in the business environment. It explores the use of both the PEST and SWOT Analysis models, when analysing the business environment in order to decide future direction and actions. The …