Scope Creep – How to avoid it!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog, Case Studies, Corporates, Individuals, SMEs

HOW TO AVOID SCOPE CREEP – PRA CONSULTING Job descriptions vs reality?   When you take on someone, new make sure the job role is clearly set down. Set clear boundaries around the job and explain how it fits with other jobs Write SMART objectives – Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time Bound Make sure you agree timescales for key deliverables Be clear on what is not required in the job Meet regularly with your employees to...

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Grow Your Team – New! Innovative Teambuilding Solution

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Corporates, SMEs, Workshops

Are you managing a team that   Is under pressure to deliver?                                                              Is struggling to solve problems?                                                          Needs to be more effective?                        ...

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New Directions – Extra Time Marketing

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Case Studies, SMEs

Karin was a busy mum running her own marketing business. She needed someone to talk with about her job. She had previously worked in local government, the audit commission and NHS. She was very talented and when we explored her skill set she could definitely use her skills to make effective change. We explored where Karin would like to spend her time and discovered she had a real passion for working in the community. As a result she applied for...

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Performance Appraisals at West Kington Nurseries

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Case Studies, SMEs

West Kington is a horticultural nursery based in the South West of England. Mark is one of it’s Directors who invited us to design an appraisal programme for their staff.  We reviewed what had been done before and put in place updated paperwork and helped Mark and the staff through the process. The result was that we were invited back the following year to do it all over again.  The staff are now clear on their job roles and motivated about...

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Refocussing your energies – Claire Marshall – Women in Business Coach & Finance Manager

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Case Studies, SMEs

Priority Setting Claire was a busy woman with a lot on her plate. She had been running a successful Women in Business Networking Group for sometime as well as holding down her real job as a Financial Consultant. She requested some help to figure out where her priorities should lie. We worked through all the things that Claire had going on by way of a Mind Map. We then explored where she wanted to be spending her energy and time and where she saw...

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Conflict Resolution Coaching – Financial Director – Professional Services Company

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Case Studies, SMEs

Employee Conflict The Financial Director of a local Professional Services Company approached me to help with some people issues within their business. They are too small to have an HR department themselves but wanted advice. We agreed I would work for them on a retainer and provide advice on employee issues, on an as needs basis. This involved meeting with the Board and providing HR guidance on possible solutions to the issues that they faced....

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