Global Corporate Challenge 2015

The 100 days of the 2015 Global Corporate Challenge are over, and Sysdoc employees are reaping the benefits of increased fitness, health and well-being. You can find out how we got on with the challenge at Sysdoc in this blog.
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Managing your projects effectively

Increasingly, we see business projects with multiple streams of work, with many people working on each and often on a international basis. So how do we manage these projects? Sysdoc Group have developed a free app to help.
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Game storming

It may not have received the same publicity as the 80/20 rule, but a new method called ‘game storming’ can be utilised by organisations of every size - using games in a meeting environment to encourage and support creative and innovative thinking.
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How I learned to gameference

You've been asked to design a new solution, product, website, e-learning course or similar. You have many stakeholders to consult and not much time. Sound familiar? Oh, and the last 'brainstorming' sessions have been drab, poorly attended… and the subject area at hand? Well, let's say it's Master Data. A gameference could be the solution.
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EQ summit 2015

Recently, our Global CEO Katherine Corich attended the EQ summit in London. “EQ” stands for emotional intelligence, with the summit showcasing it as a crucial business attribute. With attendees from across the globe, the summit saw speakers such as NYT bestselling author Dan Pink; Jeremy Darroch, CEO of Sky; and Amy Bernstein, Editor of the Harvard Business Review, who also curated the event.
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What’s in a question?

Feedback surveys are a vital way of assessing how well training or a service is delivered to a client. The power of anonymity, where a person can give feedback without confrontation, is a vehicle we can use to really understand what a person thinks. We are then able to address the feedback in meaningful and useful ways, tailoring our services to better suit a client’s needs.     
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Happy Child International summer soirée

On Saturday 27th June 2015, the Happy Child International foundation will be holding their Summer Soirée. The event, which takes place at the Wotton House Hotel in the Surrey Hills, aims to raise money for their work. This involves caring for children in Brazil and Angola who have been abused, often sexually exploited, and left homeless.
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#ItsAPenalty begins successfully once more


Last week, supporters of the Happy Child International charity campaign #ItsAPenalty gathered at the Brazilian Embassy in London for its second run ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The event included attendees such as Denise Lewis, UK gold medal winning Olympian; Sarah de Carvalho, founder of Happy Child International; and Sysdoc global CEO, Katherine Corich.
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Happy Child International: Guardians

At Sysdoc, a major part of our company ethos is giving back to the global community in which we work. Since 2014 we have supported Happy Child International, a charity which helps children living in deprived areas of Belo Horizonte and Recife in Brazil. Our Global CEO, Katherine Corich, is on the Board of the charity and has a favour to ask.
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Embedding the change #4 – Engaging the people

“Leading change in large organisations is hard work and offers little instant gratification,” writes Sachin Jain in the Winter 2014 edition of the ‘Harvard Business Review.’ Notwithstanding the process and systems changes that have to be implemented to the finest level of detail, it’s the human side – or the human resistance side – that can be the biggest hurdle.
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Bhopal – Learning through process management

On the night of 2nd December 1984, in Bhopal, India, there was an incident which would be known to this day as the “world’s worst industrial disaster.” At the local pesticide plant water entered a tank, releasing harmful gases caused by runaway chemical reactions, unleashing a truly horrendous disaster on a huge scale. Over 3,500 people were killed, and at least 558,000 people were left injured. Last December marked the 30th anniversary of the tragedy but presents us with a stark question: could something like this happen again?
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Government is open for business

This week, the Cabinet Office announced that £187 billion worth of public sector contracts have been opened up to the many small to medium enterprises of the United Kingdom. Sysdoc’s UK CEO, Clare Hill, is a founding member of the Cabinet Office Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) panel – the very people who have been lobbying over the past four years for these schemes to be put into place.

 
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Embedding the change #3 – Tracking the benefits

In our “Embedding the Change” blogs, we have examined how to prepare for a change management process, and how to define the benefits which arise from undertaking such a process. Tracking the benefits is also vital if the change management procedure is to succeed. In this blog, we will look into what it takes to track these benefits.
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UK New Zealander of the Year 2015 - Katherine Corich

Katherine Corich, global CEO of Sysdoc Group has been named the United Kingdom New Zealander of the Year for 2015. The award recognises the outstanding contribution that a New Zealand or British national has made in promoting the interests of New Zealand or New Zealanders in the UK; and was presented during proceedings at this year’s annual Waitangi Day Charity Ball, hosted at London’s Park Lane Hotel. 
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SAP User Group conference

Sysdoc attended the SAP User Group Conference at the Birmingham ICC from 23-25 November 2014. The conference was attended by organisations that use SAP or are thinking about investing in it. Experienced Sysdoc staff were available to answer questions and provide information on SAP transformation programmes.
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A letter from the Philippines

British Humanitarian Aid worker, Linda Cruse, who is at the centre of a typhoon that lashed the Philippines is scrambling to gather emergency food and hygiene supplies for vulnerable families in the remote northern village Carles in Iloilo province on Panay Island.

Sysdoc is proud to support Linda and Be the Change, www.lindacruse.com at this critical time. We have a team on the ground with Linda and have been providing critical financial support to assist with community livelihood recovery.
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Learning innovation - Gamification

Engaging people to define and embed new ways of working is a challenge managers frequently face and over the last few years a number of organisations have looked to new approaches to get results. They have found that there are major benefits in the power of competition and fun in motivating people to change and have used games in learning programmes.  As a result, companies have brought gamification in to their change management tool kit, through both traditional board games and digital learning solutions.  
 
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