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Melbourne Excellence Leadership Workshop

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Thrive Plus is running an Excellence leadership workshop in Melbourne from 15-17 February 2017. The three-day learning event will be led by David Sikorski – a reputed Excellence practitioner and trainer. David has been associated with the Australian Business Excellence Framework since its inception and works with other international models of excellence and various management […]

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Register Now! 2015 Australian Organisational Excellence Awards

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The 2015 Australian Organisational Excellence Awards (the Awards) Event will be held at Doltone House Darling Wharf in Sydney on 07 October 2015. The Event will bring together senior managers and executives from organisations from diverse sectors in Australia. Along with the presentation of the coveted Australian Organisational Excellence Awards, attendees will enjoy the keynote […]

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What Councils Are Expecting in 2015

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There is currently a big focus on driving Council capability in leveraging future opportunities, overcoming threats and challenges, and promoting positive developments – that is, ensuring Councils are fit for the future. In Thrive Plus’ recent 2015 Priorities of Organisations in Australia Study, senior management professionals from Local Government organisations were among the 118 organisation […]

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Moving From an Exchange Relationship to a Communal Relationship

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Business success depends on an organisation moving beyond its exchange relationship with stakeholders to a communal relationship. When a business exists only in an exchange relationship with its stakeholders, its growth and potential are limited to tit-for-tat increments: Customers will pay only a given amount for a certain quality and quantity of product or service. […]

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The Benefits of Stakeholder Value Reciprocity

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Business success in Australia is becoming increasingly reliant on stakeholder influence. Stakeholders bring unique perspectives and ideas to an organisation. These perspectives and ideas are able to reposition a business for improved outcomes. Businesses able to effectively listen, sort, weigh, and act on stakeholder ideas are those best able to respond to customer demands, competitor […]

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Streamlining Process Can Help Australian Businesses Counter Lower Spending Prediction for 2015

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Streamlining Process Can Help Australian Businesses

In 2015, Australian businesses are tipped to dedicate themselves to understanding and embracing the Principles of Business Excellence. Booming retail coupled with low interest rates has seen an Australian consumer binge over the Christmas – New Year period ($2billion on credit card purchases alone during the Boxing Day sales). Business experts are predicting lower than […]

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Reaching Your Growth and Performance Targets

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Reaching Your Growth and Performance Targets

A key element to the sustainable performance of an organisation is its ability to consistently improve productivity by “replacing resources used with resources of equal or greater value …” (1). The practices, processes and resources might differ between ecological and business environments, but the economies within which they operate obey transferable system fundamentals. And they […]

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Lessons in Sustainable Business Growth

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Sustainable business growth in 2014

What were the main drivers of sustainable business growth in 2014? It’s an important question. These drivers aren’t trends; they are fundamentals to business survival. Market and industry analysis identify innovation as a key driver of business success and growth in 2014. Innovation in digital capacities has allowed Australian businesses to understand and adapt to […]

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Business Sustainability in 2014

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Business Sustainability

Environmental considerations are more important than ever to businesses. Purchasing considerations of both consumers and businesses often include the environmental impact of a product and the environmental footprint of the product in daily usage. Businesses most likely to flourish in today’s markets are those best able to minimise their environmental impact while maximising their social […]