Sarah Lethbridge

Sarah Lethbridge


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Citizen Lethbridge

Posted on 1 March 2020 by Sarah Lethbridge

I’m sitting in a café waiting to go to the TedX Cardiff Conference co-organised by one of our associates Richard Strudwick with the support of the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.  I’ve been working too much lately and I did wonder whether I should lose my Sunday with my daughter to go to
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The Generation Game

Posted on 2 February 2020 by Sarah Lethbridge

There are lots of pivotal statements that are said to you in your life, that somehow or other, make it onto the great ‘statements I will never forget’ stone tablet of your mind.  When people say them to you, I wish that there was some kind of mental *ding* as the statement is carved into long
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System Addict

Posted on 21 December 2019 by Sarah Lethbridge

Thanks to my stellar upbringing, I have turned out to be a rather ‘forthright’ woman, chock full of opinions.  As I get older, experience is only galvanizing my resolve. I’m getting worse.  Most recently I was outraged at a children’s party and felt the need to get into an argument with Mrs Christmas / Santa’s Elf (it’s
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Small is Beautiful

Posted on 2 December 2019 by Sarah Lethbridge

Unfortunately, as we come to the end of the year, it just feels like there are so many huge things that we still all have to deal with.  I have to confess that I now quickly scroll past any tweets or facebook posts about the rate at which the icecaps are melting.  I know that the planet
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Price Does Not Equal Value

Posted on 12 October 2019 by Sarah Lethbridge

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for us in work, one that has made me acutely aware of the fact that it is so hard to accurately describe value – holistic, intangible value.  As a lean thinker, this phenomenon is not new to me of course. Often we spend a great deal of time improving
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Have Laptop, Will Hustle

Posted on 13 August 2019 by Sarah Lethbridge

I’m going to say something quite privileged right now, but I’m amazed that everyone in work doesn’t have a laptop. Well, let me rephrase that, I’m amazed anyone who has to attend loads of meetings aren’t bought laptops by their employer.  I’m a much more productive employee because I have one with me at all times
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Pizza Productivity

Posted on 21 July 2019 by Sarah Lethbridge

In my lectures I often joke that once you start seeing the world from a lean perspective, things that you used to enjoy can start to become quite frustrating because you can see the room for improvement everywhere. I recently had a brilliant day at a mini festival in Cardiff with my friends but the
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Looking Sideways and Down

Posted on 25 June 2019 by Sarah Lethbridge

When looking at how operations management is evolving, it seems that some of the more innovative companies follow an organisational design akin to the Netflix model of “highly aligned, loosely coupled” i.e. that all employees have a very clear understanding of what the company wants to achieve and how they can help the organisation to
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