Efficiency vs effectiveness

effectiveness vs efficiency

“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” That’s Peter Drucker’s quote demystifying the efficiency vs effectiveness dilemma. Doing the right thing comes first. Only then can we improve and do things right. But often, we do it all the way around. We try to improve on something wrong at its core, which […]

Are you falling into the urgency trap?

Urgency trap

We all fall into the ‘Urgency trap’. Especially around the time of the year when we want to close deals and projects, fulfil deadlines, spend budgets and reach destinations. Everyone is in a rush, everything is urgent, and it seems like the world will end badly if we don’t speed up (more) and get the […]

Stop overanalysing


Stop overanalysing with complex tools; use pen and paper instead. And especially… work in a team. A few weeks ago, I started a project with a new client. Last week was full of brainstorming, discussions and decision-making. The client is facing a challenging situation. They are experiencing long lead times and quality issues. All this […]

Manufacturing footprint

manufacturing footprint

Scaling a startup or growing a business within the secondary industry (consisting of processing, manufacturing, and construction companies) is not merely about more customers and traction; it is also about being able to fulfil efficiently on a global scale. There lays the hidden challenge of growth: making the right things in the right places. Manufacturing footprint […]

A project for everyone


A project is a method that knowingly or unknowingly is used by many. When you want to launch a business, you write a plan. When you want to build a house, you get a project. When you travel for pleasure, you put an itinerary together. When you marry, you get a wedding planner. When you […]

Growing your business? Choose the right app!

growing your business

Are you in the stage of growing your business? If so, you will need to start putting some order and structure in your work, digitalise and increase productivity. I share some of the apps and software I use for clients, and hopefully, you will find them helpful too. These are not affiliate links. Some apps […]

How to get it RIGHT this time

new project

We all tend to start the year with totally inspiring resolutions to transform businesses or careers. Experts choose to change jobs or launch a new business, solopreneurs decide to grow, founders resolve to find new markets, CEOs go for new and ambitious goals to improve their organizations… We confidently throw ourselves into the new venture […]

What is change management?

Resistance to change

Change management is about preparing, giving support and equipping individuals, teams, and business to change successfully. It involves all areas of a business: technology, processes, people, market and competition. The discipline goes beyond the right concept, the right core process redesign, or even the right team of stakeholders. The core lies in changing the people […]