Steve's Seaside Life

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How To Do Workplace Design

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. All too often offices are designed based on an efficiency metric that works for the facilities management organisation, cost/person, needs to be...

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Doing Whatever It Takes

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. Sometime you need to do whatever it takes; to go to extremes; to work seven days a week; work through the night;...

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Sustainable Differentiation

Over the last few months I’ve been giving some thought to what we mean when we talk about differentiation at work and it’s a confusing answer.  Sometimes we mean how we differentiate ourselves on a particular deal, sometime what we currently do better than our competitors and very occasionally we...

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When Cost and Value Collide

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. I’ve spent most of my working life at the intersection between cost and value, in that uneasy place where it’s never to...

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Putting An End To Torture At Work

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. Employers quickly learned that when it comes to company cars their employees wanted choice, on-mass employees rejected employers that didn’t provide a...

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Working With Microsoft

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog The ‘great’ Jeffrey Snover has written an  extremely interesting blog post that provides a real insight into the new Microsoft.  A Microsoft...