How to use technology for growth!

There are so many cool apps out there built for remote team building, collaborating and work management, all possible from a desktop screen or a mobile device connected to the internet. Then there are also the super flexible companies where staff can work from anywhere, at anytime, as long as they meet their deadlines and goals. Sounds too good […]

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Digital Strategy for Local Government

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Do local governments need a digital strategy? if so, why? A few weeks back I was asked to facilitate workshops for a local council (shire) to help them identify where they are positioned in their digital transformation journey. With fifteen people around the table we acknowledged that we are all affected by technology and its fast paced digital world, we […]

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Leveraging Automation for Businesses Part 8

Now that we’ve had a look at how automation can help you make better decisions for your business, its time to look at the considerations on a system implementation journey: What data do you need or monitor? This is important to understand for reporting purposes.  A system can log, track and measure what you need it […]

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Best Practice: How to Go on Leave

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For weeks, my colleagues have been telling me that going on leave is good for me, both mentally and physically. I didn’t believe them, then I Googled “benefits of taking leave” and well… they may be onto something. For me, the past couple of months have seen me host un-welcome viral infections, seek chiropractic care for back relief and […]

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Leveraging Automation for Businesses Part 7

In our last edition (part 6) we looked at what aspects of a system(s) needed to be implemented in a restaurant/food establishment. The ultimate goal of any system is business intelligence, helping you make informed decisions for your business. We have yet to look at other business development opportunities you can achieve from gathered data. Here are […]

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Your role in stress management?

We have all had it…the gutt wrenching feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed with work! As a manager, this cannot be ignored; and for good reason! There are many articles online, giving advice on leadership, role clarity and development of staff that you can read. It remains a balancing act to master the art of managing stress levels of […]

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Leveraging Automation for Businesses Part 6

Welcome back to round six of Leveraging Automation for Business. We’ve covered a lot of content already in this series, if you missed any of the previous posts here are the links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. If you’re ready for Part 6 continue reading. What are the different aspects you can […]

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Leveraging Automation for Businesses Part 5

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So far, we’ve talked about creating processes and how efficient your staff can be when these are implemented. Now, it’s time to have a look at how software and hardware can boost your business and get more out of your kitchen! A growing number of restaurants are using tablets to help run their business. You may have […]

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Which would you choose? the Food Court or a Buffet?

During our recent Fortix board meeting we discussed our Fortix offering. It was a very interesting discussion where one of our board members suggested the following food analogy. Imagine that you, as a business owner would like to reward your team by taking them out for lunch. Where would you take them? You’re faced with […]

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5 easy steps to review your EOFY goals

Do you want to know how your business performed in the 2014-2015 financial year? We’ve put together 5 easy steps to help you find out. 1. Quality 2. Speed 3. Dependability 4. Flexibility 5. Costs Does this help you? Have you got a review process you’d like to share too? Let us know what you think by commenting below. […]

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