Clarity from Complexity

Our mantra is ‘Simplicity from Complexity’ but we don’t believe in perfection, and we find when clarity from complexity has been achieved our clients are more than satisfied.

Thomas and McKinlay Consulting (TAM Consultants Pty Ltd) exists to reduce complexity and share knowledge to provide the clarity that enables good decision making in all circumstances.

The biggest misunderstanding of simplification is to think of dumbing things down. Reducing complexity is the opposite. The more knowledgeable we become the greater our capacity to understand complications and simplify.

In our experience dumbing things down and commoditising services has created much of the complexity we grapple with in industry today.

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Our logo showing the upward spiral of excellence reflects our belief that the generation of real value requires a measurable balance between people aspects, technical excellence, business process and the application of digital technology.

It also reflects the continual striving for excellence, if you are not proactively climbing the spiral, you will slip back to the reactivity common to many operations.

TAM was founded to provide technical consultancy and coaching and evolved into a virtual collaborative model that provides simplification to a wide range of companies.

We co-ordinate a network of associates that co-operate to support clients. The quality of our associates is paramount. We see talent as people and companies that leverage intelligence to provide value.

We believe complexity prevents high performance and arises when experience and techniques are blindly repeated in pursuit of the dollar.  We don’t offer bodies for hire. We seek to provide intelligent insight and improve methods. In this way we help our clients reduce complexity and provide clarity to their organisations.

We have developed a number of proven methodologies that capture the intelligence of our network. It is the connection of these methodologies that forms the game plan behind the upward spiral towards excellence.