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WHY?

An effective Why? can unlock major innovations. Particularly if we can find a way to include diverse experience and perceptions and shift our mindset and think outside the conceptual boxes that sometime imprison us. "And the people in the houses. All went to the university. Where they were put in boxes. And they came out all the same". Extract from lyrics of the song Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds

NURTURE BY NATURE

Enabling colleagues to maximise their potential is always at the forefront of leaders' minds. But why is it such a constant battle? What is it that defines the right approach to growing and developing your people? Ultimately, it boils down to nurture and nature...

A STRATEGIST EXPLAINS

Strategy is often viewed as an entire process. It can be more useful though to see it as an element of the overall planning process. This framework is given the acronym V2MOST - Values, Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, & Tactics. This in turn can be aligned with the management POLC framework - Planning, Organising, Leading, & Controlling. Some of the tools for fulfilling this mandate include Programmes, Projects, Policies & Procedures, & Budgets. See also Pivot Now!™ & Six-ITs™.

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THE PIVOT DECADE

Hindsight, they say, gives us 20/20 vision. It is clear to us in 2032 that when leading business publications - at the end of 2022 - described 2022 as the Year of The Great Pivot, they were premature. So from 2022 to 2032 - looking back to look forward ..

BUSINESS MODEL PIVOT

Need to Pivot due to a need to adapt your Business Model?

CUSTOMER SEGMENT PIVOT

Need to Pivot due to a change in your Customer Segment?

Recent Change Stories

MERGING WHAT MATTERS

Two organisations coming together under one banner. Two leaders proclaiming a brighter future. Three months to make it happen. Many hearts and minds racing. One disaster waiting to happen. How do you fix this?

Recent Finance Stories

THE STORY SO FAR ..

A summary of the approach we have taken to look the key elements of Financial Freedom for Organisations- that is F₃O.

MONEY IN - MONEY OUT

Tips for Accounts Receivable and Payable.

6 ENVELOPES STRATEGY

How do you make sure you are not in a situation with your business finances where you don't see the wood for the trees? This 6 Envelope strategy is a beautiful, simple strategy that can be adopted by businesses to make sure day by day, week by week and from one business plan review to another YOU are fully aware of where the money that comes in goes out. YOU are in charge of your finances .. what an amazing position this will give you. Want to know more ..

Recent Learning Stories

LEARNING BLINDSPOTS

Natalie Houlton, of Yellow Duck Development reflects on a conversation with Founder Mart about the blindspots that can exist for Learning and Development within the business.

FACE-TO-FACE & REMOTE

A trade-off between Face-to-Face and Remote- or can you enjoy the best of both? An interactive discussion and demonstration. Organisations are On/Reboarding new and existing colleagues using a mix of face-to-face and online activities for a ever more remote workforce. Everything is a trade-off and as such has pros and cons. In this interactive discussion we'll explore that with Hywel Griffiths, Chief and Finance Partner @YourBigPic.

TALENT IS EVERYWHERE

This story centres on an individual quest to achieve a treasured goal and what the journey revealed about human potential, talent, and the vital role hope played.

Recent Performance Stories

MAKING LifeWork® 

There are arguably two things that are inevitable in life – change and death. Whilst the latter we tend to avoid at all costs, the former is something that we have to deal with constantly before, during and after the event. Change happens daily, hourly, by the minute and even by the second. Life is change, change is life. We spend a lot of time resisting change, sometimes with good cause, but when it becomes inevitable, accepting it, appreciating it and embracing it are the only real options.

AT YOUR BEST

Do you wonder why some challenges seem harder to overcome than others? Why do certain tasks leave you drained, whilst others leave you energised? What resources are in play when you feel you are at your best? The answer you seek may lie in this story.

NURTURE BY NATURE

Enabling colleagues to maximise their potential is always at the forefront of leaders' minds. But why is it such a constant battle? What is it that defines the right approach to growing and developing your people? Ultimately, it boils down to nurture and nature...

Recent Teamwork Stories

THE STORY SO FAR ..

There is a new outlook on Onboarding staff, or Reboarding staff. In the written introduction YBP lays the foundation for the change; then followed by the event to discuss the wicked challenge. We then discussed the different approaches for team or individual staff; followed by the 3rd event which discussed the pros and cons of remote v. office working. What a journey so far for our On/Reboarding Wicked Challenge. Read/listen on …..

LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS

This is about prepaparing good foundations for the Onboarding and Reboarding of new and existing colleagues. We'll do this by looking at the Essential Elements of what we call a Wicked Challenge™. In doing so we prepare the ground for colleagues, new and existing, to land well. This means they feel welcomed and immediately engaged from their own perspective- which may change ..

THE CASE FOR ONBOARDING

The key points to the Business Case when working with YourBigPic Powered by BIG PICTURE. We break it down broadly so we can be more specific when we talk to you about your numbers.