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Which Way to Justice?

Justice is an ancient concept, spanning continents, times and cultures; the eternal search for what is fair, or just.  I believe that most of us at some stage have felt the sting of injustice; possibly as a child, maybe observed in the world around us.  My brushes...

Lean Down on Waste

A couple of weeks ago I caught the tail end of a tv show presented by Professor Brian Cox ‘The Race for Space’ where he interviewed aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin about the benefits of setting up colonies on Mars.  Zubrin suggested that if we could “maximise the...

Navigating Negativity

Out of a few different existences (corporate, student, political, traveller etc.) my favourite realm is undoubtedly the creative one and currently, that energy is focused on screenwriting. I’ve written one full film script and am in the middle of two other projects....

How to be a good Project Sponsor

If you’re new to being a project sponsor, it’s OK to be unfamiliar with the role. It’s not OK to continue that way. The buck stops with you. You could have the worst project manager, and the most incompetent project team in the world, if the project fails, it’s still...

Continuous Improvement – the poem!

Happy National Poetry Day! Here at Continuous Improvement Projects we've edged slightly out of our comfort zones and written a poem to mark the day. Not to be taken too seriously, of course, but we hope you enjoy. I don't think any of us will be giving up the day job...

Lean Six Sigma: Setting the record straight

As Lean Six Sigma has increasingly become a part of mainstream business practices, more and more people have begun talking about it. There has been a long-standing bone of contention surrounding the use of Lean Six Sigma methodologies and its applicability in the...

Women in Engineering: Building the Future

Let me start by telling you a little bit about my family: my husband has been a Mechanical Engineer since his apprenticeship, I have a background in Mathematics & IT and we have two grown-up daughters. Both daughters were encouraged from an early age to use...

Are FM providers prioritising efficiency over value?

Facilities Management is one of the most exciting industries to be in at the moment, because of its potential to shape the future. Gone are the days of FM teams working from basement boiler room offices, trudging away to maintain buildings with no eye on ‘what’s...

Managing your mental wellbeing at work

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week – a national campaign to help get shot of the ongoing stigma surrounding the topic and to increase awareness about mental illness. Some of you may have been diagnosed with an illness and some of you may be suffering in silence. A high...

Women In Business – Is The Future Bright?

Last week, on Wednesday 8 March, women across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day, applauding their achievements and highlighting the talent of inspirational figures respected and admired in society today. On London’s Southbank, the Women of the World...

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