For the last three years, Acorn Coaching and Development has hosted an annual gathering of senior leaders from the UK division of an international corporate. There was a need for the company to leverage the expertise and latent leadership within its leadership team to increase the rate and impact of change to keep ahead of external changes and emerging markets.
Tendering for projects or to become part of a supply framework can be a lengthy and daunting process. The time involved can be considerable with no guarantee of new business or contracts. Here we offer some guidance to help when compiling your next bid to help ensure your pitch hits the mark.
At Acorn, we have many years of experience of accelerating bid team performance, whether accelerating the alliance of a number of companies coming together, or optimising the diversity of ideas within a single business. Common to all situations is the need for the bid team to create a key differentiator from its competitors.
The training and development of your staff costs money – a lot of money – so it needs to add real value to your business. Acorn focus on making sure all our training and coaching is practical, realistic and in line with business goals. We also make sure you get the best value possible from your training and coaching investment.
The success of safety improvement in the last 20 years or so has valuable lessons for other aspects of the organisation. Dealing with quality issues, slippage of project costs and schedules, and how to foster innovation to compete with other businesses are all areas ripe for the deliberate application of safety thinking.
The nuclear industry is arguably the world’s most challenging business sector where the demands upon companies and the issues they face are more acute because of the nature of the work being undertaken and the high profile of the sector itself.