Fresh insights and ideas can

raise awareness, initiate change and

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WORKSHOPS
Learning and Productivity have developed a range of two and three hour workshops to assist SME's, each incorporating practical hands-on tools and techniques, delivered in an engaging and easy to understand style.

Typically these are delivered in-house, in conjunction with Business Associations, Industry Groups, Federal and State Government or Regional development departments.



QUICK AND EASY INNOVATION
Although nearly every progressive company is implementing some form of improvement method, very few are successful in supporting continuous improvement.

Continuous improvement is improvement in small amounts carried out in every job and function of the business eventually accumulating into very large gains. Quick & Easy Innovation is the most effective and powerful way to implement a practical and sustainable continuous improvement system.

There is no relation between Quick & Easy and a traditional suggestion system. Quick & Easy is designed to encourage everyone in your organization to look for improvement ideas every day and to be responsible for their implementation. As a result they will make their work easier, make their work more interesting, improve their work environment and improve their capabilities, knowledge and skills.

Companies successful with a Quick & Easy system are implementing many more ideas per year per employee versus the typical suggestion system of one idea every seven years! Quick & Easy can be applied to virtually any company in any industry that is putting an emphasis on developing the talent of their people.


IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN AND PUTTING THINGS INTO ACTION
This workshop focuses on the key drivers within a business that underpin the conversion of the business plan into real action.

This workshop continues on from the first workshop 'Developing a Business Plan' focusing on the implementation process. The workshop includes the 'cafe21' visual technique for communicating the plan to others in the business, aspects of the role of a leader, introduction to relevant tools and techniques (i.e. time management), organizational culture, developing performance measures and others.



MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH STORMY WEATHER
This workshop focuses specifically on those areas of the business that are critical to survival when the business meets 'stormy weather'. Participants take away practical strategies and actions that they can apply, to help get through tough market conditions.

Included in the workshop are, developing strategies and actions to generate sales, an introduction to business financials including Cash Flow management, practical strategies for reducing expenses and leadership in tough times.



INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY FOR MORE PROFIT
This workshop describes the essence of productivity improvement approaches currently being used by big companies and shows how they can be applied to a small to medium sized enterprise.

Areas covered include, changing behaviour within the business to be more productive, introduction to various forms of waste, value adding and value stream mapping and how these concepts can be applied to your business.



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