• OiIing the wheels of virtual teams

    Friday, 8 January 2021

    Microsoft’s Teams and similar products facilitate communication between the members of a virtual team. The Perendie platform® leads, governs and manages the team’s work to produce useful outcomes.

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  • Why does Microsoft reduce productivity?

    Thursday, 6 August 2020

    Over the last two years I’ve noticed that new versions of Microsoft software such as Windows 10, Edge and LinkedIn reduce my productivity compared with previous versions.

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  • How to make remote working and furlough productive

    Monday, 13 April 2020

    Microsoft Teams, Slack, Workplace from Facebook and similar communication products facilitate and encourage remote communication but do little to ensure that the communication is productive, leaving employees to their own devices.

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  • How COVID-19 could increase productivity

    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    Two consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic are that:

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  • Would last year’s reviews have improved audit?

    Thursday, 20 February 2020

    Following the collapse of Carillion and Patisserie Valerie last year, it was assumed that their auditors should have warned stakeholders about the probability of the collapse.

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  • Sustainable zero-based budgeting

    Monday, 13 January 2020

    How to cut costs sustainably – and how not to do it

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  • Joining up the NHS and social care

    Friday, 13 December 2019

    Successive governments and leaders have tried to solve the problem of matching NHS and social care resources with people’s needs through reorganisation, money and reports. None of these has worked. Reorganisation distracts people from outcomes and reports don’t deliver outcomes. Throwing money at the NHS won’t solve the underlying systemic deficiency.

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  • Meeting the needs of audit’s stakeholders

    Friday, 15 November 2019

    PwC opened up a discussion on the future of audit through a series of roundtable events across the country, surveys of the UK’s business and investment communities, and an open invitation to participate online. This captured the views of a wide range of organisations and hundreds of individuals.

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  • What’s missing from < IR > ?

    Friday, 11 October 2019

    An integrated report is a concise communication about how an organisation’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects, in the context of its external environment, lead to the creation of value in the short, medium and long term.

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  • Board productivity

    Monday, 16 September 2019

    Increase board productivity by simplifying the agenda and reports.

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  • The future of audit

    Friday, 19 July 2019

    The quality and value of audit are being questioned. Here’s a way to improve both.

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  • Will Slack be a good investment?

    Monday, 17 June 2019

    Slack will list on the New York Stock Exchange this week.

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