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Alone Again

Astronaut Al Worden was once proclaimed the “most isolated human being”. Let us explain. Al Worden was one of seven men that undertook the role of Apollo command…

Optimize Blog August 14, 2017

Cyber Sense

DEF CON is the catchy title of a security conference held in Las Vegas every year and unlike other security conferences, DEF CON is more for those on the bleeding…

Optimize Blog July 31, 2017

Back in Black

We normally steer away from sport analogies mostly because we have never reached the level of elite athletes and also because that space is well catered for by those…

Optimize Blog July 17, 2017

It's a Slow Fade

When dealing with a lack of engagement amongst the workforce the key is to recognize the early warning signs. Often it really is a slow fade – rarely do people…

Optimize Blog June 19, 2017

Having to Pay the Piper

A topic that consistently seems to be discussed is that of executive pay particularly when there are still recessionary pressures and the government bail outs are…

Optimize Blog June 12, 2017

The Millennial Myth

The subject we get asked most to speak about is the perceived ‘problem’ with Millennials. Regular readers know that we have written a couple of articles about…

Optimize Blog May 29, 2017

Did You Know.....?

Intellect Technology is a fascinating subject which has still to mature. The term in this sense relates to a progression from Information Technology. If Information…

Optimize Blog May 15, 2017

The Coefficient of Restitution

The Coefficient of Restitution (COR) is a measure of the “restitution” of a collision between two objects: how much of the kinetic energy remains for…

Optimize Blog May 8, 2017

I think we're alone now

‘I think we’re alone now’ was the title of the song by Tiffany that reached number 1 in many countries back in 1987. It was originally written for, and released…

Optimize Blog May 1, 2017

Warning Signs

The Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne, is off the coast of Northumberland in England and it is a popular tourist destination attracting thousands of visitors…

Optimize Blog April 24, 2017

The Complexity Conundrum

Charles Dickens in the 1830’s wrote that he lived in an age of “unrelenting change and unpredictability” so we wonder what he would make of our current situation…

Optimize Blog April 17, 2017

Engaging Conversations

Organizations care about employee engagement because the facts would suggest that it directly impacts their bottom line. Don’t believe us? Well recent and consistent…

Optimize Blog April 10, 2017

Success Through Service

Service Design is a discipline that is gathering pace and we think it has plenty to offer organizations as they struggle with the dynamic of great customer service…

Optimize Blog April 3, 2017

The Sound of Second Place

Failure is a topic most of us would rather avoid. But ignoring the obvious, and sometimes subtle, warning signs of impending business concern is a surefire way to…

Optimize Blog March 27, 2017

Courageous Leadership

We hear this term a lot these days but what does it actually mean? We believe that it is meant to be a call to commit and to act. It refers to the act of making…

Optimize Blog March 20, 2017

Surviving Stress

Last week’s blog was about our comfort with putting out fires but what about handling the stresses that the fires create? Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want…

Optimize Blog March 6, 2017

No Place for Pyromaniacs

Putting out fires is very rewarding. It’s gratifying and provides instant validation for our efforts. This is apparently why people seem to like fires in business…

Optimize Blog February 27, 2017

The Choice is Yours

We often hear the term “analysis paralysis” where apparently nothing ever gets achieved because people become overly concerned with the discussion rather than…

Optimize Blog February 20, 2017

Serving for the Match

Most people would agree that there is some value in providing good service. An abundance of literature exists that state great customer service makes a company more…

Optimize Blog February 13, 2017

Divided We Fall

Celebrating diversity is key to a healthy organization and we don’t just mean in terms of ethnicity, gender etc. We mean celebrating the fact that others have…

Optimize Blog February 6, 2017