In these incredibly tough budget times, you would think government agencies would be working extra hard to find ways of doing things more efficiently. Unfortunately, leaders across the world are grabbing the same old playbook; recruitment freezes, travel restrictions, delaying maintenance and so on. They are t examining the actual work being done; the operations are fundamentally the same. Instead, they are left with tired, overworked employees trying to do the same operations with fewer resources. This approach creates an illusion of efficiency. Real efficiency is about looking at the systems; the way work itself is designed and finding ways to streamline the work so that we do our important tasks very well in less time and with less hassle. Systems are where the costs are incurred. Systems are where the customers show up. Systems are where the value of the agency is created and systems appear to be the last thing anyone is focusing on.
About The Author: Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA Ade has packed a lot into his career over the years with a long spell working at senior level within various manufacturing companies in the UK. He can be described as international diplomat due to his work across the globe. Ade spent a lot of his time representing various companies either at supply chain level, operational level, sales and marketing level, and senior executive level across Asia, North America, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe. Ade is currently the CEO of AA Global Sourcing Ltd. A company that helps local businesses outsource so that they can enjoy the benefits that used to be enjoyed by big corporations for years. All this still doesn't make mention of Ade's increasingly successful career as an author, of numerous books on Finance, Business Ideas, Personal Development, Self help, CEO Guide to Doing Business, Outsourcing, Lean IT, Lean Manufacturing, Agile and Lean Office, Lean Office, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Healthcare, Six Sigma marketing, Six Sigma Service, Lean Startup, Lean Procurement, Lean Implementation, 5S for Supervisors, 5S Home, Lean Handbook, Lean marketing, Lean Sales and marketing, Lean Accounting, Lean Management, Lean Healthcare, 5S for Healthcare, 5S Office Management, Lean In Construction, Lean Retailing, Lean Banking, Lean Business, Lean Government, Lean Tools, CEO Tools, TPM Simplified, Green Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Real estate, Balanced Scorecard, Non Executive Director, Corporate Storytelling, Reshoring and Online Marketing. In his spare time, although it's amazing to think that he might have some, Ade does keep fit.