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Recent Posts by teikoh

COVID-19: What If It Happens Again?

Risk has always been a reality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations operating in a context where funding is irregular, activities and operations often in remote and dangerous locations, resources and sufficient training on procedures are scarce, the retention of corporate knowledge and succession of talent is always difficult to maintain, and the risk of fraud and corporate theft always at hand. The recent COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented, catastrophic event that shut down travel, put at risk vulnerable Indigenous Elders, and in some cases closed operations for several weeks. What if it or another more likely or more catastrophic event happened again? (more…)...
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6 Steps To Prepare For A Catastrophic Event

COVID-19 - who knew? Such a catastrophic global event has shut many businesses. Who knows how many will be able to re-open? One thing is for sure, if your business had a plan on what to do in case something catastrophic happened, it would be standing on much better ground today. So, as you look to rebuilding, make sure that one of the most important management tools in any business - Risk Management Planning - is something that you put in your toolbox. It only takes six steps to create your Risk Management Plan and be ready for a catastrophic event. But first, what is a Risk Management Plan? (more…)...
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What Is A Strategic Plan For, In An Indigenous Organisation, Really?

To many Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisations, a strategic plan is something that you are made to think is a good idea, that often is required for you to obtain funding. It's a box that grant-funders tick off as if to say that if you had a strategic plan you must automatically show you are deserving. Why? Do these agencies who insist on seeing your strategic plan actually review that plan to see that it is fit for purpose and appropriate for you? Do they subsequently check that you have implemented the plan and that it is driving you in the right direction? Do they care, other than to ensure they have done due diligence? That's the problem. A strategic plan should represent a flag on top of a hill that you strive toward. The reality? (more…)...
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Business Planning in the Midst of COVID-19

Here we are at the beginning of July and COVID-19 is still with us in some form or other. For many small businesses, we are still in or starting recovery mode. As I engage with our clients, a large proportion are still working from home, or have rostered their team into the office to keep numbers down. Things are still quiet and it is clear that "normality" is a long way away. This sense of being quiet and watching to see what will happen can lead to a dead-end though! Now, more than ever, "if you do nothing, a very strange thing happens - nothing!" So, despite business being quiet, despite our fears and worries making us psychologically frozen, despite not knowing what's around the corner, we still need to plan ahead. Here's what you need to do. (more…)...
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