Author Archives: Andy Hogg

One Issue – now with added Entrepreneurial Spark!

One Issue has been assessed and is now fully enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Spark programme powered by Nat West Bank.  This programme is the world’s largest people accelerator for start-up and scaleup businesses and recognizes both the business and people behind One Issue.

The process will challenge and refine our business model and help prepare us for future growth.

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One Issue Provides Accuracy Under Pressure

When things go wrong, people feel under pressure – especially at work.  Users can misreport or over report  issues. They may not know the difference between an air conditioning unit or a air curtain, what has gone wrong or the severity of the issue – but they need it fixed!. This can cause multiple phone calls, emails and site visits to diagnose an issue.  One Issue provides a guided, pre-populated mobile solution that eases the pressure and helps the user provide an accurate work request for the maintenance team.

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Keeping It Simple is Never Stupid

One Issue makes life simpler

Keep it Simple, Stupid – or the ‘KISS’ principle – has been recognised since the 1960’s (originally by the US Navy) as a very effective way of making systems work better – particularly when humans are involved.  Keeping each step as simple as possible can allow a process to be faster, more repeatable and accurate by inducing less human error and avoiding complexity which can create confusion and doubt – both to be avoiding when the operator is under stress.

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Monitor – Step 6 to Getting on Top of Your Issues

Step 6 – Monitor

This post concentrates on how to implement monitoring and reporting in your response to issues and their management – covering the requirements for what may be important, looking for re-occurrence of old issues, reporting internally and externally – without undue effort, undertaking analysis with a focus on continuous improvement and porting your reports to other systems.

This is the sixth and final post of the series that outlines in more detail our guide to getting on top of your issues, born out of our experience, frustration and success in managing issues in complex environments.

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Feedback – Step 5 to Getting on Top of Your Issues

Step 5 – Feedback

This post concentrates on how to implement learning and feedback in your response to issues and their management – covering the requirements for feedback, learning from mistakes, utilising history, avoiding haste, implementing continuous improvement and working smart.

This is the fifth of six posts that outline in more detail our guide to getting on top of your issues, born out of our experience, frustration and success in managing issues in complex environments.

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Highly Commended! Team Defence Information Excellence Award 2017

At the end of April One Issue was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ status by the judges for the Team Defence Information Excellence Award 2017 at the Defence Information ’17 Symposium – held at the UK Defence Academy Shrivenham (Cranfield University).

The Team Defence information Excellence Award 2017 is keenly supported by the MOD who, along with Industry, recognise the value of learning from innovative joint endeavours involving companies of all sizes – from Defence primes to the smallest micro-businesses.

One Issue was particularly praised for its overall simplicity, obvious value in eliminating wasted effort and clear user feedback. We would like to thank the judges – Lt Col Rev Bolam (Directorate of Logistics Information), Mr Rick Bounsall (Niteworks) and Mr Ross Harris (Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University) for their interest and insights. We look forward to further demonstrating these benefits to defence users in the near future.

Contact us to discover how we can make your life simpler.

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Implement – Step 4 to Getting On Top of Your Issues

Step 4 – Implement

This post concentrates on the fourth step – how to Implement your response to issues and their management – covering the requirements for usability, training, visibility, accuracy and solution refinement.

This is the fourth of six posts that outline in more detail our guide to getting on top of your issues, born out of our experience, frustration and success in managing issues in complex environments.

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UK Council for Electronic Business Excellence Award Finalist!

Good News!

One Issue has been selected as one of the finalists for the UKCeB 2017 Excellence Awards presented at the Defence Information Show ’17 (26/27 April 2017)  hosted by Cranfield University.

The award is peer and industry recognition for innovation and good practices in electronic business and encompasses entries from major companies and conglomerates down to micro-businesses.

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How to improve compliance in Food Service

The post highlights some of the uses for issue management solutions within the food service industry.  In the UK the British Retail Council and the Food Standards Agency have guidelines to underwrite an approach to providing food safety in the retail environment.  A modern issue management solution can assist in implementing the Safer Food Better Business food safety approach in an efficient and effective manner – saving time and wasted effort.  Data capture, photographic evidence and automatic document / report generation can all play a part in reducing errors and improving food safety.

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Organise – Step 3 to Getting On Top of Your Issues

Step 3 – Organise

This post concentrates on the third step – how to Organise your response to issues and their management – dealing with rapid response, planning for failure, scaling resources, process improvements, automate and prioritisation.

This is the third of six posts that outline in more detail our guide to getting on top of your issues, born out of our experience, frustration and success in managing issues in complex environments.

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