Culture of excellence

Creating a Culture of Excellence

When creating and growing a business, leaders typically focus most on acquiring and organising the skills, tools and other key resources required to achieve objectives and deliver results. The priority is often the tangible and visible components of structures, facilities, technology, infrastructure, partners/suppliers, customers, products and services. The organisation’s most precious resource meanwhile, its people, […]

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kano Christmas carol

A (Kano) Christmas Carol

The Kano Model was developed by Noriaki Kano in 1984 to outline different types of customer requirement. The model shows how the fulfilment of each type impacts on customer satisfaction, and demonstrates that more is not always better. That’s not to say a Scrooge-like approach should be adopted – just that there is a smarter […]

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Project Champion

I’m a Project Champion, Get Me Out of Here!

The Project Champion (or Sponsor) plays a vital role in a Lean Six Sigma project. The individual – we always recommend that this role is undertaken by one person – is responsible for giving strategic direction to the project team, providing resources, helping overcome issues, reviewing progress and ensuring the team remains focussed. While the […]

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Catalyst Consulting Sponsors the Quality Team of the Year Award at the CQI’s Inaugural International Quality Awards

The CQI’s International Quality Awards celebrates the achievements of quality professionals across the globe who have made exceptional contributions in their organisations. The 22 November awards, were held at the historic Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the City of London. Fifty-four per cent of all entries came from quality professionals working internationally with entries from over […]

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Computer Interface

Sometimes Incremental Improvement is Not Enough!

As a Continuous Improvement practitioner do you find that improving your existing products, processes and services is not always sufficient to meet your organisation’s goals? Do you have stakeholders who are looking for a step change in performance rather than a slow evolution. Essentially, what is required here is a radical re-think of how things […]

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yo-yo mastery


There’s a talk on TED that I came across recently that features BLACK, the Japanese YoYo World Champion. In it, he talks about finding his life’s passion (YoYos) when he was 8 years old, and devoting every spare minute to practicing, in order to show the world just how spectacular the YoYo can be. His […]

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Deployment Lean Six Sigma Day

New Recruits!

Join us in a very warm welcome to Chris Merriman and James Dwan to the Catalyst team. Chris formally joined us as a Director into Catalyst in April. Having been an MBB at Honeywell before he joined Sun Microsystems as lead MBB back in 2002, he went on to join Unisys as their Global Quality […]

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Autumn Masterclasses

We are delighted to introduce you to our series of short ‘Friday’ courses to deepen your continuous improvement skills. These short courses have been designed to refresh and top-up your Continous Improvement Skills. The short courses we are offering include: Practical 5S – learn how to make 5S really work Value Stream Mapping – unlock […]

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Catalyst Deployment Leaders Event

All Of Us Are Smarter Than One Of Us

In July we held our 12th Deployment Leaders’ Network Day, this time hosted by Inmarsat in London. These days allow us to show our appreciation to our customers by providing them with the opportunity to share experiences, advice, latest best practice and new thinking in an informal but purposeful environment. Around fifty delegates took part […]

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