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Big Business By Giving Back

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Sarah Lethbridge

Last year, Cardiff Business School launched its Public Value Business Strategy. It aims to be the first business school in the world to seek to deliver as much ‘social value’ as it does ‘economic’. This is a significant shift in focus for a business school to take; to seek responsibility to not only deliver prosperity
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The Destructive Force of the CAVE Mentality

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Sarah Lethbridge

A regular criticism of a lean approach to work is simply that it’s “common sense”. If it’s so “common” however, then how come there are so many work processes that are so complicated, unwieldy and simply do not work?! To say that a lean approach to work is common sense belittles the amount of counter
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Behold! Successul Government IT Projects!

Posted on by Sarah Lethbridge

There can be no doubt that there have been several high profile Government IT initiatives which have failed miserably. Attempts to upgrade and improve the NHS’s IT infrastructure were last year heralded as “one of the worst fiascos ever”. The abandoned scheme cost the taxpayer £9.8 billion pounds – a shocking waste of resource where
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Lean Management and Maternity!

Posted on by Sarah Lethbridge

In February this year I found out that I was pregnant. I gave birth to my baby in October, so it’s hard to talk about the challenges that I’ve faced this past year without discussing my pregnancy – it did kind of absorb the whole of 2014! As a lean specialist, it’s been very interesting
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