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  • How to deal with a challenging panel

    Every Fair Share Trust panel is unique to its local area. When working properly, they consist of people who represent a wide variety of interests and services, all of whom have an active part to play in the community and who work with Local Agents to set local Fair Share Trust priorities and award funding. It’s unsurprising that clashes of opinions occur. While it’s important to encourage passion for the work of the Fair Share Trust, some areas have encountered small groups or individuals whose enthusiasm is counterproductive, making it difficult to reach a consensus.

  • How to merge organisations

    This is a brief guide highlighting key points which will be helpful for those contemplating a merger.

  • How to use Lean startup approaches in your organisation

    You may have heard people talking about using ‘Lean startup’ approaches or being ‘Lean’. What is being ‘Lean’, and is ‘Lean startup’ only for startups? Being ‘Lean’ means an organisation focuses only on the things that deliver the greatest value to their customers or service users and tries to eliminate other ‘waste’. The idea began in the Japanese manufacturing industry as a way of minimising waste in factory production processes, and was called ‘ Lean manufacturing ’. But since then, startup technology businesses adapted the principles to find new ways to build digital products and services and called this ‘ Lean startup ’. Tips for 'Lean' working Here are tips for applying Lean startup approaches to develop digital products and services in your organisation:

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