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

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

Our unique proposition

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LONDON — When organisations set out to improve their operations they can project how the changes will add real value to their business. However in most cases they do not achieve all the benefits that the changes promised. This is the story in almost every business … Read More

Is Corporate Communications going to disappear?

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LONDON — Recent analysis or Corporate Communications functions provides some surprising insights. Something has happened to Corporate Communications.  Not only are times changing but time has changed the function. Its future is now in doubt.  And while that news is sobering, it is not necessarily the … Read More

The Butterfly Effect

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When you think about change, do you ever think about the concept of uncertainty?  Last week, Prof. Richard Bradley delivered a lecture at the London School of Economics on the topic of ‘managing uncertainty’ – what it is and how to deal with it.  A big … 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

Business transformations: Same, same, different

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  DOHA, QATAR — We’re working on four different ‘transformation programmes’ at the moment. Combined they are on three continents, in over 30 countries. You would think that would provide some shocking contrasts.  But it does something quite different. It shows startling similarities. Everything has superficial … Read More

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