Myth busting 26: I’ve read the book, now I’m an expert!

Myth Busting Series 3 Minute Read. Educational institutions realize that we all learn differently and combinations of learning styles will reach most of us. Some of us learn by seeing (reading), some by doing (tactile), some by hearing (aural). Most of us have a bit of each of these and rarely only one is enough. In college and university there is reading as well as assignment and lab work. We need both, so, how do we learn once we leave the academic world?

We learn a lot from reading, but we don’t remember much of it for long. But reading alone is rarely enough to truly get that deep knowledge needed to be competent – we also need practice. (more…)


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Myth busting 19: High performing organizations spend too much on training

These days everyone seems to be cutting spending. It’s entirely discretionary, so it’s easy to eliminate. But is that a smart move?

But today, times are tough. Trade wars, protectionism, and generally sluggish economies before those were a factor have all contributed to poor corporate performance. Shareholders want more. But can you really cut costs to become profitable? No – of course not, at least not in the long term. (more…)


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Uptime Webinar – free!

Did you know that Conscious Asset provides a free introductory webinar of our essential Uptime Program?

Our online learning platform provides many courses which can be taken in an efficient and timely manner, this prevents downtime with staff who would normally have to take many hours a day out of their routine to allow for training of similar courses.  (more…)Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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Uptime Online at Edumine

So many businesses want improvement in reliability but they are confused about what to do and how to do it. You may know you are under performing, but what do you do about it. Do you know what “good” really looks like? Our Uptime training closes that gap, and helps you to get started. It provides a framework you can use right away. It teaches how to develop your own roadmap for improvement. The course is developed by James Reyes-Picknell, author of the book, and it provides insights and practical suggestions, so you can learn how to implement good maintenance management practices.  (more…)Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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Education and skills – double your returns

Keys to Success

When we were younger most of our parents probably told us that we needed to have a good education to get ahead and do well in life. After all, it is the key that unlocks career paths, it opens doors and closes them if it is missing. Even prisoners on long sentences get an education so they can get a better start on life after their incarceration.

Some people crave education, yet whether we crave it or avoid it, all of us learn all of the time. (more…)Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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Teamwork delivers superior results

There’s an old saying that, “two heads are better than one”. Teamwork has been proven time and again to produce superior results. It is the basis for many successful methods like RCM, PMO, RCFA, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and various quality improvement programs like Six Sigma. Choosing excellence goes beyond that – the use of self organized teams brings the best out of your people, delivers enhanced productivity and superior results.

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Uptime – Managing failures before they occur

Being proactive with your assets is all about managing failures before they occur. You can reduce or eliminate the consequences of failure by forecasting what is likely to happen and deciding in advance about what to do about it.  The advantage to doing this is that major business impact due to equipment breakdown can be avoided.  High performing companies manage proactively – they foresee and avoid problems. It’s good for business! (more…)Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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RCM Facilitation and effective Maintenance

Most of us would agree that there is a new global econo

my being forged in the manufacturing sector today. Inevitably, this translates to a renewed focus on transferring more business value to the customer. Driving value in maintenance translates to high reliability and central to this will be linking RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) facilitation with effective maintenance program implementations. (more…)Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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