Fads come and go, if they did not, they would not be fads. Some years ago, Japanese business theories were all the rage, Kaizen continuous improvement was one. Another popular practice that shiny MBA graduates brought in to organisations was Just In Time manufacturing – imported directly from Toyota. This involves carrying minimal stock, to
We rise early at 0400, again! Sort out our kit, weapons checks, grab body armour and we tab back down to the murder wall. Then we push out into the fields beyond, where we had our first contacts of the tour. It is still early, the kind of murky pre-dawn almost ethereal light and
This weekend, the government announced a new mental health helpline for the forces. A weekend launch was an interesting choice; a slow news day ensures a high level of coverage, but this must be weighed against the possibility that at the weekend more potential users are available to call the hotline – which could crash
One hundred years is a long time – long enough that we have no survivors of the First World War to pass on their hard-earnt wisdom in person, no Battle of Britain pilots and the oldest Chelsea pensioner is a sprightly 103, having served in both the army and the air force.