Construction Manager Know-How: How to work Effectively with Architects

A construction manager is required to liaise effectively with many different people involved in a build across each working day including clients, contractors, builders, local government and architects. Architects design buildings and draw up detailed plans to assist with construction of a building. As a construction manager, you will work closely with the client’s architect,…

Construction Manager Know-How: What to know about tenders and...

Working in the building and construction industry is a rewarding career that is fast paced and full of good challenges. One of the most important stakeholders you’ll liaise with is local government. Dealing with tenders, permits and applications is all in a day’s work for a construction manager.   What’s a Local Government Tender? A…

5 Winning Ways to Improve Relationships at Work and...

From offices and outdoors, to transport and teaching, no two workplaces are the same – but they are all filled with people. Establishing, maintaining and improving relationships with your co-workers at work is critical if you (and they) are to reach full potential. As well as creating a productive workplace, good relationships help prevent stressful…

5 Savvy Ways to Grow and Expand Your Business

When it’s time to grow and expand your business, you want to do it in a way that stretches you out of your comfort zone but is also sustainable and achievable. Start with these five ways to be savvy and smart about your approach to business expansion.   Plan your business growth as a project…

Essential business management know-how for entrepreneurs

When starting out in business or simply to trying to gain a competitive advantage, all entrepreneurs benefit from learning general business management know-how. “You never lose in business, either you win or you learn.” – Melinda Emerson, business coach and founder of The SmallBizLady and Smallbizchat All entrepreneurs start in business expecting to succeed, and…

What every CEO needs from Purchasing and Procurement

In the more successful purchasing and procurement models, the CEO understands and is across the supply chain functions of the business. A Chief Executive Officer will drive competitive advantage by showing leadership to the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and their department. A CEO who is not fully understanding of purchasing and procurement will only get…

How to Drive Community Engagement as a Practice Manager

Community Healthcare Whether you have a traditional medical centre, allied health centre, or you offer complementary health care – creating and implementing strategies to increase community engagement is usually the responsibility of the Practice Manager. Healthcare centres can play a civic leadership role by becoming community hubs in health education and promoting community wellness. Your…

How to Foster Life-Long Relationships with Clients – 9...

A rewarding side of practice management is forming life-long relationships with clients, sometimes from birth through childhood, to adulthood or into older age. Here’s 9 ways how a practice manager can foster quality business relationships that last for life.   1. Excellence in healthcare The best way to ensure life-long love from your clients is…

Quality Auditing and ISO

How to use quality compliance to facilitate an ISO accreditation Quality management practices are integral in a competitive marketplace. Quality standards and quality auditing of standards offer many benefits to your business and even more so if ISO accreditation is one of your business goals. Before attempting any external ISO qualification, key compliance staff need…

Purchasing in China and Asia? Here’s what you need...

Purchasing and Procurement in China and Asia China and Asia have always been hot-spots for businesses with a smart purchasing and procurement strategy. The advantages of purchasing products and equipment from established and emerging Asian economies are plentiful. Australian companies are attracted to the benefits of direct access to manufacturers with larger margins and increased…