Keeping On Top and Staying Strong

Keeping On Top and Staying Strong

Those of us working in the aged care industry are used to change. We’ve been adapting and modifying the way we operate to make things better for those who need our support as they age, but right now, we’re facing something that is forcing us to adapt and modify...
The Importance of Version Control

The Importance of Version Control

What’s the big deal with version control? Ever found yourself using an old version of a document, or perhaps faced with a number of different versions of the same document but weren’t sure which one you should be using? That’s why you need version control. Version...
Long Road, Short Road – The tale of two horses

Long Road, Short Road – The tale of two horses

Two weeks ago I fractured a rib; somewhat painful and an injury I could have done without. Explaining the situation to Carrie, all I had to say was “horse”, backed up by the “don’t worry, I’m okay, really… I can still sit and type – I...
Work Instructions – Do it like Ikea

Work Instructions – Do it like Ikea

I recently purchased a storage unit from Ikea – yes, that bastion of ‘ready to assemble’ furniture, which of course meant that I needed to put it together. Thankfully, the kit came with all necessary hardware, a basic set of construction tools and a set of...
Finding Your Inner Wall-E

Finding Your Inner Wall-E

In the consultancy work we do, one of the biggest challenges that organisations often seek some guidance around is the development, or review, of their policies and procedures and other related documents. Managers want to make sure that they have a structure in place...
Ignoring the Squirrels

Ignoring the Squirrels

Do you remember ‘Dug’? He’s the dog from the kids movie Up. Dug was easily distracted by squirrels, taking him off-conversation and off-course. We too can become distracted by the ‘squirrels’ in our lives; I know I’m prone to getting sidetracked unless I have a very...
Planning to Succeed

Planning to Succeed

Happy New Year! As we move into 2020, there are no shortages of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ being flung around from every direction, most not making it past the end of January. Why do you think that is? It’s because people don’t know that they must plan to succeed. When...
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a good soaking rain

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a good soaking rain

I stepped out of the car to take a picture of the dry paddocks on the way out to a small town located in northern New South Wales and found myself sinking into a pile of sand and chaff, the fallout from recent dust storms that had picked up everything that was laying...