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

Managing change in a world that is both changing and is not

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LONDON — With every day comes a new mix of the hurtling pace of change and the underlying “sameness” of everyday life. And while change is so prevalent in business discussions that people blush to say it is a constant, there remains a fundamental, underlying constancy … 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

Independence – it’s rarely that easy

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LONDON – No one seems too surprised this week that the Catalan have voted for independence.  Except maybe the Catalan who voted for it. Independence is something we often dream about. We spend most of our adolescence fighting for it.  And then almost all of our adulthood. We … Read More

Undone by his own language: The Bob Diamond communications breakdown

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CHELSEA — You’ll have to ask my friend Chris.  I told him at lunch yesterday that I thought Bob Diamond had done himself in with his letter to employees on Monday. By last night that was being reported. I have seen a lot of letters to … Read More

Apple, Foxconn and change management

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KINGS ROAD — Apple are facing “bad PR” with their Foxconn tie-up.  That seems to be what columnists are saying. (One bank, UBS, said yesterday that the pay rises for employees, brought on by exposés of the loss of life and investigations into explosions at iPhone and … Read More

Heart and Seoul: Why I want to work in Korea

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LONDON — It’s been hard not to think about Korea this week.  But I have different things on my mind.  Not the loss of a dictator.  Not the worry that still has South Korean’s practicing evacuations like WWII Britain and Cold War America. I am thinking … Read More

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