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ReThink Productivity Podcast
31 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
The Rotageek journey
The last in our 3 episode series with Rotageek. David Payne, Chief Product Officer discusses with Simon:The Rotageek journey from project kick-off through to deploymentA case study of a Rotageek customer and some of the initial insights and benefits
23 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
The benefits of automating your employee scheduling
The second in our 3 episode series with Rotageek. David Payne, Chief Product Officer discusses with Simon:The benefits of automating your employee schedulingSaving time from automating scheduling - is this really a benefit? More than just a time-saver; how auto-scheduling teams have knock-on benefits in customer and employee NPS, conversion, basket size and ATV.Can you really automate your employee scheduling completely?
23 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Should retailers be automating employee scheduling?
The first in our 3 episode series with Rotageek. David Payne, Chief Product Officer discusses with Simon:Why are retailers moving towards scheduling automation?What does this mean and what does it look like:ForecastingAuto schedulingHow does this change in a post-Covid-19 landscape?
32 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
Findr - The worlds first matching platform for businesses
Greg Watts, Chief Executive Officer at Findr explains how they have created the worlds first matching platform for businesses which cuts through all the time and effort associated with creating partnerships by providing direct access to the right decision-makers in literally minutes and a couple of clicks.Simon and Gregg also cover:The challenges of starting a new company during a pandemicHow you create a company culture when everyone is working from homeFuture plans & vision for Findr
32 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
Simplification Stories 5
The final episode in our Simplification Stories series with co-host Oliver Banks. We finish with Oliver and Simon reflecting on the series and discussing:Does simplification need to be rocket science?Being brave and courageous with changeWill everyone change 1st time?
29 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Simplification Stories 3
Episode 3 in our Simplification Stories series of 5 Podcasts with co-host Oliver Banks.Why we don't 'Keep it Simple'Listen to this episode to discover:How things become complicated (or just plain wrong) over time5 words to help you get ready for the futureAnd finally, what we can learn from childrens’ (and adults’) sport
35 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Simplification Stories 2
Episode 2 in our Simplification Stories series of 5 Podcasts with co-host Oliver Banks. Special guest Steve Leach Sales Director at Nisa Retail shares his simplification stories covering:* An end to end review of the Nisa recruitment strategy* Launching new Nisa formats (Nisa Express) to address a gap in the market for small stores
38 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Simplification Stories 1
Episode 1 in our Simplification Stories series of 5 Podcasts with co-host Oliver Banks. We start with Oliver and Simon sharing experiences of simplification covering:* Lean and where it fits in a retail environment* What role leadership play in the success* Is it all about cost-saving?* Why do some simplification projects fail?
30 minutes | May 30, 2021
Is working from home sustainable?
Michael Levitt Chief Burnout Office-Founder of The Breakfast Leadership Network shares his personal experience of burnout and how it inspired him. Michael covers:The Challenges of working from homeHow do you split work v homeWhat do the next 6-12 months hold, will we return to the office?Is working from home sustainable?His new book Burnout Proof
24 minutes | May 23, 2021
Did you follow the process, did it produce the intended result? Part 2
Audie Penn, Managing Partner at Faro Partners returns to continue the conversation on all things lean and continuous improvement. The benefits and how important leadership is in the whole process. The key question is still...Did you follow the process, did it produce the intended result?
31 minutes | May 16, 2021
Pick to Perfection
Simon Clapperton Sales Director at TPP Retail takes on a digital transformation journey with Pick IQ :Fulfil from store (pick & collect, pick & deliver, pick for DC)The benefits and challenges retailers face when implementingWhat's in it for the stores?Differences by industryHints and tips on how to succeed
28 minutes | May 9, 2021
Unleash your data to be more productive
Daniel Dore is the founder of Assured Thought and co-founder of LightWork Global. Daniel discusses with Simon:How Lightwork Global was formed during lockdownHow they are helping Workday customers get productivity and competitive advantages using dataDigital HR & Payroll transformation trendsThe value of data
27 minutes | May 2, 2021
Do you turn your data into insight?
Helen Tanner, Founder and CEO of Data³ shares her thoughts on:The power of turning data into insight The benefits of combing different data setsWhere do you start if you have lots of data in different formats in different places?Some top data tipsClick the link to Helen's book The Data Escalator
30 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Hyper Scheduling with Sorted³
Leo & Harry Co-Founders of the Sorted³ App discuss the benefits of combining your tasks, calendar events and notes into a unified timeline so you can hyper-schedule your entire day in one placeThe best thing is you can download the app and try it for yourself by visiting the website Sorted³ App
36 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Education in the Workplace
Kathy Cartwright used her wealth of experience working with large UK retailers to discuss the benefits of having a well-structured approach to develop, deliver and evaluate your training programmes. The benefits are plenty, listen to find out more...
34 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Do you have Give-up-itis?
Ken Hughes, leading shopper & consumer behaviouralist, CX strategist and international keynote speaker shares some amazing insight into the stages of returning to some sort of normality. The power of taking inspiration from real-life survival and recovery stories and not getting the dreaded Give-up-itis!!Find out more about Ken here... https://kenhughes.info/Follow Ken on Twitter here.. @KenHughesIEKen's latest keynote 'The Big Take Back' Books/films reference during this Podcast (all can be found on Amazon):Touching the Void Alive 438 Days127 Hours Man's Search for Meaning
34 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Successful Field Leadership
Paul Starbuck Founder of Paul Starbuck & Associates Executive Coaching & Mentoring and an old Colleague of Simon's from their time at Focus DIY & Boots talks about how you can be a successful field leader and some of the challenges you may face
21 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Always there to serve you
As CX Leader of the Year 2020, James is recognised as one of the UK's leading Experience Management experts. James is a Customer Experience Strategist and Business Transformation expert with a unique value add proposition across Sales, Operations, IT/CRM/Digital, Strategy and governance. James joins Simon on the Podcast to discuss how the challenges of keeping the Post Offices open during the Pandemic and how this led to a number of innovations around the service offerings
30 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
The Perfect Storm for Innovation
Carolyn Mumby Director at Eledecks and Founder of Shine (a new innovative platform measuring collective Team Agility help drive innovation in business). Join the Shine group using the link below...Shine GroupCarolyn talks about how the last 12 months have been the perfect opportunity for innovation. Challenges business face dealing with HR issues and performance management, and the impact on society and business performance if your colleagues are happy at work
20 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
The last episode in our series of 3 Podcasts with our friends at WorkJam. Tim Wheeler returns to discuss... Where can WorkJam be used effectively?How do you target locations/groups of Colleagues to help drive performance?Health & Safety consistency of implementation and compliance
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