I’ve blogged previously about my recent day at the ICCA in Sydney. One section focussed closely on process excellence, a topic close to my heart. Process is a key element of achieving the company objectives.
Business Process Management doesn’t necessarily come naturally. Sometimes you need to read a blog with some key thoughts and tips about the role. ‘Decision then…
A recent Mckinsey report states 61% of the average white collar worker’s time is spent looking for information they need to do their job.
A couple of months ago I wrote a blog foretelling “the end of the age of automation”. The other day I read an article in the paper about how an online accounting system (SaaS) vendor was jeopardising the livelihood of auditors and accountants.
If it’s a machine process, get a machine to do it, but if it’s a human process then give people the ability to properly apply the skills, experience and situational awareness that you pay them for.
This week I dropped into a local menswear shop. I have been a pretty regular customer over the last decade. They are a ‘suit shop’ and I know what to expect on the racks.
At the CFO Summit there was a diverse mix of enterprises. For some, mergers and acquisitions have reaped benefits and is fundamental to their business strategy.
Colliers Australia’s CFO delivered an engaging presentation on the role of the CFO in a post acquisition context.
At the CFO Summit on the Gold Coast earlier this month there was a big focus on data, and data analytics, and business intelligence, and big data, and digital disruption, and developing a digital mindset. Perhaps so much as to make some people’s heads spin!
It’s like a cold war! Increase the pace of change and complexity of a business environment and you see a corresponding increase in technology able to meet the challenge. Whichever of the two is driving this, things are speeding up.
Last week I spent three days on the Gold Coast at the 2015 CFO Summit. It’s an intense round of presentations and education and I wasn’t alone in getting my thinking reframed.