In 2016 AstraZeneca launched a ‘Million Hour Challenge’ – a programme to save the business 1 million hours a year which could be reinvested. AstraZeneca recognised that internal complexity was blocking growth, and wanted people from across the organisation to remove low value, often unnecessary, time-consuming work and reuse this time for high value
On Thursday 15th September, 19 Senior Leaders gathered for the first ever Stop. breakfast seminar. Mike Campbell, Executive Director, easyJet led a debate: “Why structural..
When setting up Stop., I didn’t ever imagine a scenario when I’d be researching and writing about Constantine The Great. But bear with me. This is a (very brief) history and economics lesson leaders
Simplification is an organisational capability that the CEO, CFO and Heads of Business will thank you for building. Smart organisations are going beyond simplifying their strategies and structures.
Here’s a simplicity idea for you. It requires no budget, can be done as part of your day job, doesn’t need a small army of well-heeled management consultants (… phew) and you might even have
The business world is increasingly talking about simplification. Research from the likes of Deloitte and The Economist suggest it is moving up the Executive agenda as organisations seek to reduce costs and
If you were to ask your leaders and managers to analyse how they spend their working days, the single biggest time commitment would likely be internal meetings. Most of us can identify with that and have heard the
Richer Sounds was setup by Julian Richer in 1978. From a single shop near London Bridge, the business has grown to 53 stores and an eCommerce website, selling TVs, home cinemas and high end audio equipment. As it expanded, the business introduced a ‘Cut the Crap Committee’ as a way of identifying and