December 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

December 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Economic Advantage to Hibernation Amassing goodies, storing up supplies and generally expending any remaining energy, exemplifies the wind-down to the end of a year,  a time that can be used for potential hibernation. With predictions of a winter with Britain in recession, due to economic roller-coasting, the squeezes on budgets and employment, plus additional interruptions [...]
Reacting to Gear Changes

Reacting to Gear Changes

One-size-fits-all rarely works.  It rarely works for business models, customer service, education, hats, pants or people.  Although it might  work with the newly proposed hospital dignity gowns, standardising can’t react, therefore  isn’t sustainable and results in availability vying with attainability. How does this reflect in our industry?  An example we could give is the phrase [...]
Business Energy Cycles

Business Energy Cycles

YouGen’s Cathy Debenham recently asked the question "How many cyclists does it take to boil a kettle?"  Her Blog included fascinating numbers, and debate followed at SUF Headquarters about Business Cycles. How many employees does it take to maintain a Company? How many regulations does it take to manage a Company? How many entrepreneurs does [...]