NEWS

COVID-19 – Transforming out of a crisis into a better future

Organisations are responding rapidly to the economic, business and social challenges presented by the covid-19 situation. SPP presents ideas for organisations on how they can assess their current situation; utilise existing internal transformation skills to deal with the problem; and think some more about how they change the way they operate into the future. We hope that these thoughts provide some useful checklists and stimulation as organisations grapple with the ongoing challenges.

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Building a happier, healthier, more productive Australia during COVID-19

The significant emerging ‘hibernation’ of Australian businesses in response to COVID-19 presents a challenge for policymakers and businesses. Here, SPP’s Senior Partner Ben Apted outlines a policy idea for an Australian Upskill Program (Aus-UP), which would have immediate and long-term social and economic benefits for workers, businesses and Universities / TAFE.

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Helping organisations work though COVID-19

Organisations are working rapidly to deal with the CV19 crisis. Most are placing a high priority on making difficult decisions based on the best facts available, moving quickly to new ways of operating and, in turn, seeking to preparing their organisation for the inevitable recovery. We seek to share some thoughts on these challenges and have prepared two documents which will provide you with some ideas to consider as you work through this difficult phase.

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How strong is your retail brand?

SPP explores how independent retail groups can quickly mobilise to re-position their brand for success during this challenging period. At the core of these seven steps to focusing your efforts are some themes around working together with shoppers, suppliers, partners; a nimbleness in business and a continuous improvement mindset; and, having a clear proposition that is backed by the assurance of consistent execution.

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COVID-19 current working analysis

In addition to some of our own analysis, SPP has compiled a chart pack which utilises a range of insights prepared by a range of credible groups to help understand the COVID-19 situation.

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A celebration of IWD 2020

SPP and Arup were delighted to host an International Women’s Day twilight event celebrating inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. An inspiring line-up of panel speakers talked about their personal experiences, and the many benefits that can be achieved when diversity and inclusivity is embraced within an organisation.

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Lessons from the best retail brands

Our work in today’s retail market has highlighted significant shifts in consumer demand and purchase behaviour that are further challenging retail brands. Here, Growth Practice Lead and Partner Graeme Chipp discusses how two ‘Big Box’ retailers are responding to changes in their market.

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From Retail Banner to Brand – unlocking go-to-market performance

Independent retail banners or buying groups that recognise the market opportunity are transitioning to a strategy of ‘managing nationally and executing locally’ in order to not only attract supplier investment, but to deliver on a clear shopper proposition that is tailored to local needs. SPP’s Consumer experts David Mackay, Graeme Chipp and Noel Leung talk about our systematic approach to unlocking go-to-market effectiveness, which is the key to aligning suppliers and retailers to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes.

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SPP Partner David Mackay celebrates 11 years

Celebrating an 11 year milestone at consulting firm SPP, Consumer Practice Lead David Mackay has forged a unique professional profile over many years. He is recognised and admired by peers and associates for his diverse and incisive expertise across a range of industries spanning sports, leisure, entertainment, technology, retail, consumer and education.

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