It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it. That's what gets results!
Making your work, work better
Efficient Thinking Solutions works closely with business and organisations like yours to create positive change and help them to be better at what they do.
We help businesses and organisations improve their productivity so that they can:
Why do I do what I do?
I was fortunate to become TNT logistics first female Operations Manager in the late 80’s/early 90’s and when I asked why I got the role I was told that it is your organisational skills, efficiency, go get ‘em attitude & your personality is ideal for role.
I'm a person who constantly asks questions to find out more or to get a better understanding. This inquisitiveness has got me into loads of trouble because people just don't understand my quest for answers to, Why? How? When? Who? What?. I'm not just being a pain in the bum, it is a genuine desire to learn more so that I can become better at what I do and the team gains a better advantage.
I learned the hard way as a female Operations Manager in a male-dominated environment. You can’t just tell someone what to do, you have to work with them, encouraging them to come forward with their concerns and any suggestion they may have for improvement. That way they are more likely to engage with the improvement process as they feel they can influence it.
I'm also a long-distance runner, as a result of starting to walk long distances whilst recovering from clinical depression. I’m not a fast runner but I can go on and on and on and on 😊. During the last 10 years of running I have run several of the UK’s most fantastic (Windermere & Dovedale, etc.) and one of the toughest road races (Snowdon). I’ve run along the beautiful coastline in St Andrews, Scotland and lots a very scenic countryside locally.