The power of the Paralympics: how assumption busting helps businesses get the best out of their people

The Paralympians in Rio have demonstrated undoubtedly this summer that they are capable of incredible things.  To cite but a few phenomenal achievements, four Paralympians ran the 1500m quicker than the Olympic gold medallist, Ellie Simmonds who won her first gold at age 13 has won even more medals and become the first SM6 swimmer…

Top tips to achieve Everyday Operational Excellence in your business

Catalyst Consulting provides a guide to Everyday Operational Excellence, what it is and how to take the necessary steps to achieve it. [box]This article has been published in Fresh Business Thinking, 7th June 2016, and can be found here.[/box] All too often the discipline of business management is divided along the lines of binary decision…

Cutting costs and time: the benefits of Lean Six Sigma in the public sector

Catalyst Consulting explores the benefits of using Lean Six Sigma methodology in the public sector, using their Lean Six Sigma award winning North Ayrshire council project as a case study. This is neither the time nor the place to rehearse the rights and wrongs of the government policy of austerity, but it is probably worth pointing out…