FBT – An acronym for next generation mining?
- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Future, Management, Mining, Strategy
April was a busy month with thesis writing, teaching courses and organising lecture competitions, nonetheless, I still managed to get a few publications out, which are worth catching up on.
On the 10th April, Allan Trench and I published a piece in the Strictly Boardroom column entitled “FBT – An acronym for next generation mining” looking at some of the personal skills minerals sector employees and managers will need to progress the sector forward:
Focus: Not only identifying the key strategic levers at a corporate, site and specific work area but focusing all involved on reaching them.
Behaviour: The workplace and the world can be an adversarial place, but it’s probably not best to start from this position and behave in such a way as to create a zero-sum, or worse, shrinking-sum game.
Technology: Not so much the gadgets themselves, but the way they are used, requiring the above: technology focused on the most effective areas; and in sympathy with human behavior, which is not always receptive to change, good or bad – there’s a lot to be learnt from the social science, as opposed to the physical science of technological improvement.
The full article is available to subscribers online at MiningNews.net or contact me for a copy.
For keen followers of the Strictly Boardroom column, our book “Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II: A Practitioners Guide for Next Generation Directors” was published last year and is available as a paperback or e-book from Major Street Publishing or Amazon. We’re pleased to say that the book received a very positive review in the AusIMM Bulletin.