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Category Archives: Experimentation
8 Tips For Changing Leadership Habits

August 29, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Productivity and innovation. Two things everyone is looking to achieve. This Harvard Business Review article, Your Innovation Problem Is Really A Leadership Problem, presents an interesting perspective: ‘It isn’t either/or. It’s both/and.’ Or as we would say, one and the same. For both to be effective and lasting, […]

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Solving My Sleep Crisis

July 17, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group I recently read a very interesting, and scary, article about sleep:  The Sleep Crisis.  As most new parents are, I’ve been a bit obsessed with sleep – mine and the little ones – and this article intensified my fears.  Realizing that most of my efforts to affect the […]

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Tango With Intuition

July 11, 2013

By Michael Tatham Jr, CEO, The Tatham Group Do you ever wonder what event or series of events have built your intuitive sense? Despite rationality proving time-and-again our intuitive responses are wrong, why do we settle to ‘do what we have always done’? Some say it’s a matter of breaking habits; other argue that it comes from a lack […]

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Embracing Failure

April 10, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group “My mother told me that failure is not the opposite of success; it is a stepping stone to success.” ~ Arianna Huffington “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill I know that failure is a natural part […]

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The Fun Theory

November 23, 2012

Can a little bit of fun change people’s behavior?  Check out this video to see the results of an experiment to get more people to use stairs instead of an escalator.  I call this innovation at work!

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Shifting from Middle to World Class in 10 Weeks

August 13, 2012

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group For weeks they thought it would never come together.  ‘Just trust us’, we say as the look of skepticism crosses their face when asked to reach further into the unknown.  As a team that launched only ten short weeks ago worry has set in on the final stretch. […]

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At the Heart of Health Care – Part II

July 30, 2012

By Cathy O’Neill, Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Quinte Health Care Last week in Part I, I outlined the importance of creating a Pull system for patients to recieve the right care at the right time in the right location as well as the importance of embracing failure as a key component of learning. […]

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A Framework for Success in the Real World

April 23, 2012

By Michael B. Tatham, President, The Tatham Group  The best kind of change initiative at any level is one that is not formally announced and occurs covertly.  I learned this from my father.  And, as usual, the message was presented in a manner that made me work to understand the lesson. It was the middle […]

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Don’t Just Think Outside the Box…Jump Out of It!

April 16, 2012

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Every entrepreneur knows there are costs and benefits to starting their own business.  As a company of one there is a lot of stress and more work to do than time to do it.  There is also the ability to make quick decisions, maintain a personal relationship with […]

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Experiment to Resolution

March 22, 2012

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group My husband is a closet technology geek.  In his downtime he dabbles in computer programming.  He enjoys the challenge and I appreciate the Jetson-esque ease of an automated home. Yesterday he was explaining to me the ‘behind the scenes’ workings of our entertainment system.  I politely nodded my […]

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