Stewart Johns

Stewart Johns

9 Reasons To Choose Big 4 Type Suppliers

I’ve got some great news for all the major buyers of professional services. After extensive personal research I’ve uncovered 9 reasons to still choose a big 4 type business to deliver your needs. So here we go with number 1:

1. The supplier brand is important

The supplier brand takes precedence over end


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Ian Bennett

Ian Bennett

Was it ever coming home?

Probably not. Despite most people expecting England to beat Croatia, it was still unlikely that football would be ‘coming home’. If you reckoned that England had a 55% chance of beating Croatia, they probably had no more than a 45% chance of beating France in the final – so a less than 25% chance overall. At the start of the tournament, if you assumed that England were 80% likely to


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Zhiqian Huang

Zhiqian Huang

Let’s Talk About Insanity

      Confession: I am a total nerd when it comes to ops management in healthcare.


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Pinky Jangra

Pinky Jangra

Resilience: The Key To Combatting Workplace Stress

If chronic stress is the poison, resilience is the antidote. Resilience is not just a buzz word. It's an absolutely essential skill for anyone who wants to thrive in their professional and personal life, especially in today's modern world where the levels of stress, anxiety and depression continue to rise. In this paper I explore the root causes and impact of workplace stress in the UK - it's


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Sharna Quirke

Sharna Quirke

GDPR – Are you ready?

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. Getting your organisation to a GDPR compliant standard is not easy, as the change will impact the whole organisation. Even after Brexit, you will still need to comply. After years of working with our clients on implementing change and managing projects, which involve sensitive


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Ian Bennett

Ian Bennett

Word of the year – “post-truth”

Oxford Dictionaries have declared “post-truth” to be the Word of the Year[1] for 2016.  They define ‘post-truth’ as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.  While the first usage with this meaning appears to date from 1992, it is


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There may be trouble ahead…

Project Audits and Health Checks If you’ve been involved with the management of projects for any appreciable length of time, you’re likely to have encountered this situation. It’s the end of the regular project management meeting.  The project team has eloquently provided an update on the progress of their project to their senior stakeholders and everything is


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Bhagiyash Shah

Bhagiyash Shah

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Next wave of digital for the public sector?

  What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Computer scientists since the late 1950s have being developing software systems in order to explore the validity of the following proposition: “Intelligence and learning qualities can be replicated or simulated in a machine (computer) so that we can build intelligent entities”. To clarify, in Artificial Intelligence and


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A geek’s eye view of the Olympic Games

There is no time quite like the Olympic Games.  Couch potatoes are inspired to spring off the sofa, the sport-phobic are glued to their televisions, we are filled with patriotic fever over sports we normally ignore.  It’s a complete change of mental scenery and I absolutely love it.  The Olympics is also a traditional time for thought pieces making tenuous connections between elite sport and


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Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall

The role of business cases in improving major projects’ performance across Government

Earlier this year the National Audit Office (NAO) published an excellent paper on “Delivering major projects in government: a briefing for the Committee of Public Accounts”[1], which provides some very interesting statistics, facts and figures on the Government’s Major Projects Portfolio and describes some of the reasons why so many large public


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