Intrafocus Insight

What is a KPI?

What is a KPI? A KPI, or a Key Performance Indicator, is a measurable, quantifiable value which can be used to demonstrate how a company achieves its key business objectives. KPIs can span across departments, divisions or even industries, and are typically evaluated...

Strategic Facilitator – Why do you need one?

Why do you need a strategic facilitator? Every business leadership team needs to periodically extract themselves from the everyday running of the operation and engage in some serious strategising. For most businesses, this will come in the shape of a strategic...

How to Avoid Change Fatigue

How to avoid change fatigue - All businesses know that 'change is a constant' - but where it presents an endless series of seemingly-disparate projects, fatigue can set in. Any manager who has experienced a carousel of internal change initiatives will know about the...

What is a Strategic Plan?

Without a clear strategic plan, your every action simply becomes a tactic. Multiplied across your growing business and those actions - although well-intentioned - become increasingly random and lack cohesion, structure or direction. As a business leader it is your...

Creating a High Performance Culture

Creating a High Performance Culture - Peter Drucker, the legendary management guru says that 'business culture eats strategy'. By this, he means that the most successful companies are those which build positive, powerful high performance culture. But doing this -...

Realistic Business Objectives

Every company needs a clearly defined set of business objectives as part of its business strategy. These objectives should follow the SMART model - being specific in nature, measurable in output with key performance indicators, achievable with stretch and effort,...

Strategy for Beginners

Strategy for Beginners - Strategy is a process just like any other process.  Unfortunately this simple fact is often forgotten. All too often organisations think about strategy once or twice a year and forget about it until prompted by a senior manager.  Unless...

Creating Useful KPIs

  Creating Useful KPIs - Some Useful Checks Take a look at QuickScore the worldwide acclaimed KPI Manager. If you are reading this blog it is because you are interested in measuring your business' progress.  But you are probably measuring too much.  You may question...

43% UK Employees Feel Undervalued

43% UK Workforce Undervalued - More than 43% of employees recently surveyed by Intrafocus in the United Kingdom feel undervalued and unrecognised at work. In a survey conducted through the mobile phone application Citizenme, 120 people were asked 5 simple questions...

The Next Big Idea

Having run 100's of strategy workshops over the years we find a set of 'core' business strategies tend to come up frequently.  For example; "Improve Customer  Satisfaction" is a core business strategy.  How do we go about improving customer satisfaction?  Strategic...

Thinking Strategically

It’s coming up to the start of new fiscal year in the United Kingdom (and many other parts of the world). It’s the time of the year when most companies start thinking strategically. Typically, medium to large sized companies will book away-days for the executive team...

4 Good Reasons to Innovate

Innovation can be the cornerstone of business. Think of the new products that have changed their manufacturer’s business model, the prime example being the iPhone. These innovations can bring about market domination. They are all not the norm though. Most businesses...

Farms not Factories

At Intrafocus we are great supporters of the environment, sustainability and welfare. We teach it in our strategy workshops. 'Environmentally Friendly' comes up as a core-value and occasionally as a strategic theme. we like to back up our teaching by supporting good...

What is RIDDOR?

What is RIDDOR? The following is a summary of The United Kingdom Statute Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations or RIDDOR. It is not a definitive guide and should not be used as such.  For full information see article references at the...