Keeping your Strengths Strong

One of the purposes of the A-dor Review is to identify the strengths of an organisation as well a few potential areas for improvement. Every business wants to get better, whether it be with its internal processes or the delivery of their product, but there needs to be caution taken here. Progress is great, but [...]

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We want Improvement, not Change

So often we hear about people ‘changing things up’ or mentioned that it is ‘time for a change’. While I think this can be a good thing, I stress the need to realise that change for the sake of change is pointless. You will put money and time into this change and at the end [...]

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Employee engagement: How it helps your business and how to get it

Employee engagement is a term that Human Resource managers have passed back and forth for a long time. For small businesses it generally is not talked about at all, but it should be. Employee engagement is the development of a business which has core values and aims that employees relate to. When employees engage with [...]

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Building a Strategy for Sustainability

Harvard Business interview with Adam Werbach, Global CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi S.  Adam looks to stress the importance of finacial, social, cultural and environmental sustainability within the business world.

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Sustainable Image vs Greenwash

As we all know, the idea of sustainability is spreading steadily through the business community. In addition to this we all know that the perception of being a green business has a positive impact on customer loyalty and over consumer purchasing decisions. The next logical step is to think, as a business, how you can [...]

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Marketing sustainability

Creating a sustainable company can reduce your operating costs and increase you profit margins, but what does this mean for your marketing department?  We all see companies who advertise themselves as ‘green’ but does this really have an effect on your market share and sales?  Does green marketing increase your ROI? Many companies see green [...]

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30min Business Greening

A lot of people in business think that they just do not have the time to make their business greener.  So here are some short tips on how you can make your business both greener and improve your profit margins: -         Install energy efficient light bulbs which can save you hundreds of dollars on your [...]

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Who drives our sustainable action?

According to the Hamilton City Council’s environmental strategy document  “each and every one of us is important, from householders and students, trades people to engineers, and business to industry”.  This stakeholder recognition, explicitly stating that all of these local market and community groups are involved in the development and implementation of sustainable actions within Hamilton is [...]

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Need more than just talk

For the sustainability movement to really make strides we are eventually going to need to pay more than just lip service. Sustainability is a bit of a buzz word at the moment and people are talking about it in many circles which is great and hopefully this continues. Unfortunately though this is also one of [...]

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Map Consultings current discussions on ted.com

Feel free to head along to ted.com to have a chat about some of our latest sustainable musings: http://www.ted.com/conversations/3736/governments_should_sponser_edu.html

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