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Big Data – Less Strategic Thinking? Improved Management 2.0?

Big Data – Less Strategic Thinking? Improved Management 2.0?

        The continuing debates around “Big Data” have included arguments that with enough data and enough computer power patterns and trends will be surfaced automatically in future.  Is this going to result is less real thinking going into enterprise strategy? Some observers (for example Howard Rohm) have noted […]

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Setting Strategic Direction

Setting Strategic Direction

  How is Strategic Direction set in your organisation? The short time horizons in some enterprises – not least where tenure in the C suite is short and the primary focus is on meeting analyst’s expectations for the quarter – reduces the attraction of classical strategic planning. Nevertheless I believe […]

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Risk Management – The Personal Dimension

Risk Management – The Personal Dimension

As we recruit and develop our people do we place enough emphasis on having people who have the values our enterprise need to flourish and reward our stakeholders this year, next year and into the future? Moreover. Do we provide them with the incentives that will promote alignment of their […]

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Incentivising better Corporate Governance

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September 17, 2012

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Incentivising better Corporate Governance

  Two Monday Questions … When companies strive to improve and indeed in some cases transition from being good to being great do they give Corporate Governance sufficient focus?   How can we equip Directors better so that there are few occasions for shareholders to ask “how could you let […]

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Using Social Media to Improve Change Initiatives

Using Social Media to Improve Change Initiatives

As I reflected on the recent attention being given to being agile – on the basis that volatility has become a way of life (for example Accenture’s Outlook and the McKinsey’s Quarterly), the ever increasing competitive rivalry and strict financial controls, I revisited some of the change management literature and […]

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The Voices of your Employees

The Voices of your Employees

  The latest “Voice and Value” event at the London School of Economics highlighted the research that Employee Voice as a key driver of employee engagement and performance and that this is being reflected by the topic moving up the leadership agenda. To reinforce the former, The Chartered Institute of […]

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Extending Risk Management to Social Media

Extending Risk Management to Social Media

  Do your Corporate Governance processes include management of the risks associated with Social Media – for example: damage to brand reputation, potentially inappropriate release of confidential information or contravention of Legal / regulatory / compliance obligations?       An Altimeter Group report (http://www.slideshare.net/Altimeter/guarding-the-social-gates-the-imperative-for-social-media-risk-management?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=B12&utm_content=2012-08-22) has highlighted a gap in […]

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Data – Getting to Grips with the numbers

Data – Getting to Grips with the numbers

Three Questions: 1.         How many people in your enterprise use data well to extract real insights that help them / you make better decisions? 2.         Are analytical skills concentrated in a small sub set of your people? 3.         Do you have a reliable central depository of data / information or is management discussion […]

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Talent Considerations

Talent Considerations

  The premium placed on tight management of discretionary expenditure during our prolonged period of tough economic conditions has made investment in staff a courageous decision in many enterprises – be it the cost of recruiting new staff the development of existing staff or indeed succession planning.     As […]

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Effective Delegation

Effective Delegation

  As part of Efficienarta’s methods for helping organisations improve their processes, short Corporate Governance “diagnostics” are offered to help target business improvement projects on areas where the most value can be added to overall Corporate Governance. Diagnostics have identified specific delegation requirements such as a requirement for the Board […]

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