ReThink Productivity Podcast

ReThink Productivity Podcast

Simon Hedaux from ReThink Productivity reveals his productivity and efficiency strategies with help from clients, partners and the ReThink team, so you can be ahead of the curve with your own business. Discover how you can measure, track and develop productivity. It's a mix of interviews and special co-hosts you're not going to want to miss


July 18, 2021 23 min

The first in our 3 episode series with?Rotageek. David Payne, Chief Product Officer discusses with Simon:

  • Why are retailers moving towards scheduling automation?
  • What does this mean and what does it look like:
  • Forecasting
  • Auto scheduling
  • How does this change in a post-Covid-19 landscape?
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    Greg Watts, Chief Executive Officer at Findr explains how they have created the worlds first matching platform for businesses which cuts through all the time and effort associated with creating partnerships by providing direct access to the right decision-makers in literally minutes and a couple of clicks.

    Simon and Gregg also cover:

  • The challenges of starting a new company during a pandemic
  • How you create a company culture when every...
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    July 4, 2021 31 min

    The final episode in our Simplification Stories series with co-host Oliver Banks. We finish with Oliver and Simon reflecting on the series and discussing:

  • Does simplification need to be rocket science?
  • Being brave and courageous with change
  • Will everyone change 1st time?
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    June 20, 2021 29 min

    Episode 3 in our Simplification Stories series of 5 Podcasts with co-host Oliver Banks.

    Why we don't 'Keep it Simple'

    Listen to this episode to discover:

  • How things become complicated (or just plain wrong) over time
  • 5 words to help you get ready for the future
  • And finally, what we can learn from childrens’ (and adults’) sport

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    June 13, 2021 35 min

    Episode 2 in our Simplification Stories series of 5 Podcasts with co-host Oliver Banks.  Special guest Steve Leach Sales Director at Nisa Retail shares his simplification stories covering:

    * An end to end review of the Nisa recruitment strategy

    * Launching new Nisa formats (Nisa Express) to address a gap in the market for small stores

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    June 6, 2021 38 min

    Episode 1 in our Simplification Stories series of 5 Podcasts with co-host Oliver Banks. We start with Oliver and Simon sharing experiences of simplification covering:

    * Lean and where it fits in a retail environment

    * What role leadership play in the success

    * Is it all about cost-saving?

    * Why do some simplification projects fail?

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    May 30, 2021 29 min

    Michael Levitt Chief Burnout Office-Founder of  The Breakfast Leadership Network shares his personal experience of burnout and how it inspired him. Michael covers:

  • The Challenges of working from home
  • How do you split work v home
  • What do the next 6-12 months hold, will we return to the office?
  • Is working from home sustainable?
  • His new book Burnout Proof

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    Audie Penn, Managing Partner at Faro Partners returns to continue the conversation on all things lean and continuous improvement. The benefits and how important leadership is in the whole process. The key question is still...

    Did you follow the process, did it produce the intended result?

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    May 16, 2021 30 min

    Simon Clapperton Sales Director at TPP Retail takes on a digital transformation journey with Pick IQ :

  • Fulfil from store (pick & collect, pick & deliver, pick for DC)
  • The benefits and challenges retailers face when implementing
  • What's in it for the stores?
  • Differences by industry
  • Hints and tips on how to succeed
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    Daniel Dore is the founder of Assured Thought and co-founder of LightWork Global. Daniel discusses with Simon:

  • How Lightwork Global was formed during lockdown
  • How they are helping Workday customers get productivity and competitive advantages using data
  • Digital HR & Payroll transformation trends
  • The value of data
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    Helen Tanner, Founder and CEO of Data³ shares her thoughts on:

  • The power of turning data into insight 
  • The benefits of combing different data sets
  • Where do you start if you have lots of data in different formats in different places?
  • Some top data tips
  • Click the link to Helen's book The Data Escalator

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    April 25, 2021 30 min

    Leo & Harry Co-Founders of the Sorted? App discuss the benefits of combining your tasks, calendar events and notes into a unified timeline so you can hyper-schedule your entire day in one place

    The best thing is you can download the app and try it for yourself by visiting the website Sorted? App

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    April 18, 2021 35 min

    Kathy Cartwright used her wealth of experience working with large UK retailers to discuss the benefits of having a well-structured approach to develop, deliver and evaluate your training programmes. The benefits are plenty, listen to find out more...

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    April 11, 2021 34 min

    Ken Hughes, leading shopper & consumer behaviouralist, CX strategist and international keynote speaker shares some amazing insight into the stages of returning to some sort of normality. The power of taking inspiration from real-life survival and recovery stories and not getting the dreaded Give-up-itis!!

    Find out more about Ken here...

    Follow Ken on Twitter here.. @KenHughesIE

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    April 4, 2021 34 min

    Paul Starbuck Founder of  Paul Starbuck & Associates Executive Coaching & Mentoring and an old Colleague of Simon's from their time at Focus DIY & Boots talks about how you can be a successful field leader and some of the challenges you may face 

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    March 29, 2021 21 min

    As CX Leader of the Year 2020, James is recognised as one of the UK's leading Experience Management experts. James is a Customer Experience Strategist and Business Transformation expert with a unique value add proposition across Sales, Operations, IT/CRM/Digital, Strategy and governance. 

    James joins Simon on the Podcast to discuss how the challenges of keeping the Post Offices open during the Pandemic and how this led to a numb...

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    March 21, 2021 30 min

    Carolyn Mumby Director at Eledecks and Founder of  Shine (a new innovative platform measuring collective Team Agility help drive innovation in business). Join the Shine group using the link below...

    Shine Group

    Carolyn talks about how the last 12 months have been the perfect opportunity for innovation. Challenges business face dealing with HR issues and performance management, and the impact on society and business performance if you...

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    March 14, 2021 19 min

    The last episode in our series of 3 Podcasts with our friends at WorkJam.  Tim Wheeler returns to discuss...


    Where can WorkJam be used effectively?

    How do you target locations/groups of Colleagues to help drive performance?

    Health & Safety consistency of implementation and compliance 

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    March 7, 2021 26 min

    The second episode in our series of 3 Podcasts with our friends at WorkJam.  Tim Wheeler returns to discuss...


    Driving Customer Experience through Colleague Experience

    Onboarding and keeping Colleagues up to date with the business to drive consistent experiences

    Highlighting insight to field leadership

    The link to Task Management

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    February 28, 2021 26 min

    The first episode in our series of 3 Podcasts with our friends at WorkJam.  Tim Wheeler returns to discuss...


    What is Workforce Orchestration?

    Why is it more important than ever to track task?

    How does Task management relate to scheduling, training and the rest of the echo system?

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