Private Equity and Change Management

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LONDON  – Can we talk about money and business? In an honest way? Whether it is “activist investors” like Pershing Square, Third Point and the Blue Harbour Group or private equity firms like Blackstone, KKR and the Carlyle Group, our point of view is the same: It’s a good … Read More

5 top tips at the end of OCtober 2016 (Organisational Change Month)

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It’s the 31st of October 2016 which sadly means the last day of our first ever Organisational Change Management Month… also known as OCtober. It’s been quite a month at Able and How. We’ve spent 31 days posting, tweeting and chatting about change. We’ve heard many … Read More

OCtober – Organisational Change Management Month

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  Good morning from London.  It’s early in the morning on Saturday 01 October 2016 and time to start OCtober.  What is this all about? Why are we doing it? What do we hope to achieve? Read on. We’ve got explanations, details and a challenge for … Read More

Able and How in September: How you can get involved

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  LONDON — Starting the new school year quickly, Able and How have a number of events and discussions planned with the Organisational Change Management (OCM) community in mind. All inquiries welcome. Able and How East — Canary Wharf open house Wednesday September 7 Able and How … Read More

Should we centralise our functions?

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Many of our clients at Able and How are looking to centralise their business or corporate functions from across their organisations. Centralising functions is the trend at the moment. However, this trend regularly shifts between pro-centralising to pro-decentralising, leading to the question: ‘which approach is right?’ … Read More

Change is hard, but soccer moms and US soldiers may have the answer…

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LONDON – A great article about parents and sports has got the conversations going at the school gate in my neighbourhood. Citing British research this Australian lady explains that 70% of 13 year-olds quit sport. And that it’s not for reasons we might think. WHAT do … Read More

Human Factors: Why your change and transformation programme failed

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LONDON 30 MAY 2014 — Why do change programmes ‎fail to deliver the intended value? Why do so many good programme managers and technically gifted change managers continue to under-perform when it comes to delivering the benefits of transformations? People. That’s the simplest of answers. People … Read More

Pfizer and AstraZeneca learn about the need for Change Management

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LONDON — Fifteen years ago I worked on the merger of Astra and Zeneca pharmaceuticals. In those days the companies were riding high. Largely driven by strong patent controls and very generous US marketplace. The development, marketing and sales of “blockbuster” medicines, such as Losec (or … Read More

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