Lessons in efficiency…by Catriona Cookson

For some of you this may be the first week back to work – welcome to 2018! You may have started the New Year with a spring in your step, renewed enthusiasm for your job and ready for all the challenges of 2018 …..or you may have come back with “It’s time for a change” at the front of your mind.

Whatever you’re thinking, here’s something light hearted below to start the year. Well, I say light hearted but there’s a serious underlying message from the article below which looks at “Procurement Lessons from the office tea round”.

How many other organisations particularly in the public sector are operating in a similarly inefficient way? And as always, it’s the little things that make a big difference. I was surprised they worked out people were having 3 cups of tea a day – I’ve probably had that by 11o’clock!!

Another article caught my eye last week on the future of Irn Bru – apparently the recipe is being changed to reduce the sugar content in advance of the government levy on sugary drinks coming into play this year. Whatever your views on the sugar tax and its validity, the idea of people stockpiling Irn Bru made me chuckle in that first week back to work after Christmas.

So whatever your tipple be it Tea, Irn Bru or something a bit stronger, we take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2018. ….and if that includes thinking about making a career change and/or recruiting for your team, you know where to find us.


Tea Round

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