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

The joys of business restructuring, efficiency and cost-cutting

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How much do those words strike fear into the hearts of the average executive? Why? Shouldn’t we be enthusiastic about organisations that are willing to change? Experience has always shown we have to constantly adapt to survive‎. And many companies now try to get ahead of … Read More

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

Mega-mergers and the opportunities they provide

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LONDON — The merger of Omnicom and Publicis, announced yesterday, will undoubtedly be causing their combined 120,000 global employees some head-scratching today. These two great firms include such commonly known brands as Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, and MSL Group (Publicis) and BBDO, DDB and Ketchum … Read More

“Google becomes GE”: The changing shape of businesses

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LONDON — This morning’s Financial Times asks whether Google has become our century’s GE. Is Google really “emerging as the dominant consumer technology company of the early 21st century”?  And if so, what does that mean for business in the 21st Century. 1. Transient megastars Although … Read More

We love Australia!

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SYDNEY, NSW — Maybe that sounds just a bit too happy.  But there’s a great deal to be said for the challenges that Australia faces, and the opportunities for companies that plan and communicate change — like us. An editorial cartoon in The Australian this morning … Read More

Communication: What I say – What I mean – What you hear…

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Ever think the world would be an easier place if we all had a common language?  Think again. Irony. Sarcasm. Nuance. The Brits themselves know that their social norms and conversational etiquette can be complex to say the least.  So what hope does the rest of … 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

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