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Understanding Life Cycles is Naturally Sustainable

Understanding Life Cycles is Naturally Sustainable

Life cycles are real things. All living things have them. We are born, we live and we die. It is strange then that in the world of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) projects, people rarely mention the actual life cycle of the products or of everything else connected to the products.

Where does your Supply Chain End?

Where does your Supply Chain End?

The things we eat, the things we use, the things all around our homes come from somewhere. Do you really know where though? Do you know where the components in the computer you are using right now started life? Probably not. The answer might surprise you.

Try and be Forever Curious

Try and be Forever Curious

How many times do we make a decision based on nothing but our better judgement? We assume we'll hate a certain place, film or that dish of squid in its ink as it looks so awful! And yet, when we let our curiousity win, we can be pleasantly surprised! 

Sustainability is climate change plus

Sustainability is climate change plus

I am a change agent by profession. 25 years and counting, dedicated to change in the corporate world, system thinking is my thing. But, I rarely get to execute it properly because people feel it is easier to focus on THE one thing that will accelerate change. The problem is, it is never one thing and pretending that we have a headline we can all fall behind frustrates people, loses trust and faith that anything will change and usually results in change fatigue.

How can you change the world?

How can you change the world?

A few years ago there was a great post on the Amnesty International website written by Jessie Mawson, called 10 ways you can change the world today. The 10 things were easy and common sense and I remember thinking that we really do forget how easy it is to change the world. I am recycling Jessies list here, so we can remind ourselves and start ticking them off.

How important is climate disclosure to you and your business

How important is climate disclosure to you and your business

March 2022 is providing us with a glorious snapshot of another “new normal” and ability to change (the pandemic doesn’t seem to have been a significant enough example). Russia invade Ukraine despite global pressure not to. Our only response (avoiding a world war) is sanctions and “doing the right thing”. These decisions are complicated because our systems are entwined and some of the decisions have negative consequences, but we do them anyway because the alternative is worse.  Global business can change when it needs to.  Does the SEC proposal mean that companies will start taking ESG strategy more seriously? How important is climate disclosure to you and your business?

Our Future of Work session output

Our Future of Work session output

The structure of work is continually changing. The additional challenge of working within the planetary boundaries and regeneration requirements the planet needs, is demanding change that should be transformational. Are business owners and their employees in sync with the change required? Are we seeing the transformational change that both people and the planet needs?

Our Future of Work

Our Future of Work

Our future of work isn’t a one size fits all reimagination or even discussion. As soon as you touch of the topics of economic growth, the use of technology in business, unexpected disasters, climate change, and social divides in access to resources such as education, wealth, and health, the global world is in very different places.

My only fault is I don't realise how great I really am

My only fault is I don't realise how great I really am

I have always craved exercise that helps me switch off from the outside world because I never switch off. My mind is hyperactive. I have to do things that leave little room in my head for anything else. Constant travelling made joining a club difficult and I leaned into the lone sports of running, swimming, and a Davina DVD in the hotel room to give my head some time off. When the travelling paused, and the menopause was giving me physical challenges that were driving me crazy, I decided I was going to learn to box. Why boxing? The menopause symptoms I had made it feel like I was living inside someone else’s body. I felt I needed to shock my system and prove to myself I was still in there.

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