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Taking a leaf from the All Blacks – Building a high performance team

A team is a team. It doesn’t matter much about what level said team is performing at – they all have the same needs that must be fulfilled to reach their purpose. A professional rugby team needs to put points on the opposition in the same way that any business needs to tear market share from its competitors. We bring up the rugby comparison not only due to the gloriously relevant timing of the rugby world cup, but also because of how intrinsically linked the two examples of high performing teams can be. However, there are (hopefully) less knocks to the head in your office than on the field. Here are some of our guidelines and other theories that can maximise team cohesion and overall performance!  

Upcoming Quanta Webinars

Do you work in a school, college or university? Do you use Microsoft Office 365? Are you using it to its full potential? Or… Are you looking to add IT certifications to your apprenticeship schemes? You may just be in luck! We are holding 2 webinars covering these subjects on 8th October delivered by one of our expert trainers!...

SOS – Save Our Security

Last year 58% of companies left over 100,000 folders open for the world – and any maliciously interested parties therein – to see. The sensitivity of these folders varies, but with cyber-criminals becoming increasingly savvy in their approach to data theft it is becoming increasingly harder to protect yourself. Read on to find out how to combat this threat.

Armed Forces Day at Quanta

Yesterday marked the first day of #ArmedForcesWeek which leads up to Armed Forces Day on 29th June 2019. Here at Quanta we celebrated a little early, opting instead to celebrate it last Monday as we had a large number of Armed Forces delegates in the building.

How healthy is your organisation?

We aren’t talking about finances. We are talking about your workforce. Healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive. Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year. It affects 1 in 4 people each year...

A Day In The Life Of A Quanta Delegate

Here at Quanta we pride ourselves on the learning experience that we offer our delegates when they choose to attend a course at our Worcester training centre. This is everything from having expert trainers and engaging learning material and exercises to having great coffee and a slice of toast on your arrival. We believe that if you feel relaxed and at home those pre-learning jitters will soon disappear and all you have to do is concentrate on the course as we take care of the rest. Recently Charlotte, from our Operations team, enrolled on to our HTML & CSS Fundamentals course and she wanted to give you a taste of what you can expect on a visit to our Worcester training centre…

Is this what's killing your business?

One the biggest killers of projects and business is the HiPPO- Highest Paid Persons Opinion. This is something that our business has witnessed over the last 30 years across many different companies in different industries and sizes. 

The HiPPO was first coined by Avinash Kaushik in his web book Web Analytics: An Hour a Day. It describes the phenomena in meetings when the highest paid person in the room makes decisions made on their own opinion and does not utilise their team and the data at their disposal.

ITIL4: The wait is finally over...

The ITIL framework is changing. The last major update, ITILv3, was way back in 2007 (OK, there was the 2011 revision, but adding a couple of processes, removing a couple and tidying up the books isn't exactly a MAJOR revision). A lot has changed in the workplace and technology since then, so the update was highly anticipated. ITIL4 promises to focus on making business and IT functions work...

Quanta steal newcomer show with CompTIA training partner award

We may be a relatively new CompTIA partner, but we’re already making a big impression! We’ve not long returned from the CompTIA Conference in London, one of the biggest events in the UK tech calendar. We attended the conference because our training portfolio includes CompTIA courses. We’re also a CompTIA partner too. So far, we’ve delivered CompTIA training to more than 1,000 people, which is a huge achievement in itself. And that achievement has been officially cemented after Quanta were presented with...