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With 2017 drawing to a close we all have an opportune time to reflect on how the year has been, and what we might look to change in the advent of 2018.

Inspira places value on strategic thinking, and without allocating time to take a step back and look through what we’ve done, and how we might improve, we all face the risk of sleepwalking into mediocrity.

There are many areas of our life and business we may wish to consider, and as we look back on some of the articles we’ve written this year, we hope there are some areas which you might find beneficial.

We wish you a joyous Christmas, peaceful holiday period and best wishes for a prosperous 2018, from Sue and the Inspira team.

Defining your company in a sentence

To grow your company, it is necessary to unburden yourself from areas that don’t need your express attention, and allow your employees to act autonomously towards a known, shared goal. Find your company’s North Star (and how it will liberate you).

Increasing agility in your decision making

Lean Thinking: Lessons from packing envelopes.  Organisations are increasingly looking to optimise how they operate, and to instil a sense of innovation in how their employees work. They are looking to stay agile and nimble, in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world.

Think about structuring your day

Some people have a knack for being productive, and getting much more completed in the working day whilst others, despite being in the office for the same amount of time, seem to struggle. Try “Eating the frog” and increase your productivity and achieve more.

Creating a step change in your business

There can often feel like a rut around strategy meetings and quarterly planning which mean trying to expand the business, but never quite reaching the target. 12 months later when you look around at yourself against the competition, and not much has changed. Growing your business with a 10x mindset.

How to think about the next generation

Whilst there are numerous definitions of “millennial”, for the purposes of this article we’re talking about someone aged 18-35 and, whilst the term might be jarring to some… we’ll just get on with it and discover how Millennials Think about work.

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."

Some useful articles we have read over the past few months...

How to calculate Holiday pay 

Do beans on toast hit the mark for you?

Make sure your Christmas Jumper Day is one that the whole office will remember!

A simple guide to blockchain and bitcoins