From today make Flexible Working a valuable business change programme

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LONDON 30 JUNE 2014 — If you were to be told that you could cut your office overhead by 30% and raise your productivity in the next 6 months, would you do that? Perhaps more importantly, if you were told that one of your team had … Read More

Change is everywhere

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  LONDON — It’s already been a week of change.  Google has announced it’s going to take on the iPhone.  Meanwhile Facebook’s entry into the phone market, Facebook Home, hasn’t landed that well.  Inside all those businesses you can imagine people scrambling to adjust their plans … Read More

Windows 8 changes Microsoft — have they learned from New Coke?

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LONDON — In newspapers this week Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is quoted on his “bet the company” moment.  Last year, his firm, Microsoft, launched Windows 8, a new operating system, and didn’t include the company’s well understood “start” button. This week they’ve announced that they’ll redress … Read More

The origins of branding

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LONDON — Some of us at Able and How have been spending a lot of the last few months in the desert. Our host country also contains the remarkable Museum of Islamic Art.  A beautiful building designed by I. M. Pei. Its remarkable collection is made … Read More

Hogan Lovells: A few words of support for Andrew McGinty

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LONDON — It’s a silly time for news stories. But everyone seems to love a “bad business” story. So I feel sorry for Lovells’ man in China. He sent out a note to try to rally his senior staff and get them into the office on … Read More

Existential angst in the Communications team

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SHAFTESBURY AVENUE — We have a more formal “news” item to write and probably a paper to publish. But the findings of a number of large comparative analysis assignments this summer are playing on my mind. Communications functions are changing And they’re changing in every possible … Read More

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