Mergers and acquisitions, and the resulting integration, are an integral part of the business landscape - whether in private, non-profit or public sector organisations.
Moving internal communications beyond messaging - In today’s environment of budget cuts, headcount reductions and salary freezes, organisations are asking more of their employees then ever before. At times like this, it is crucial that employees believe in their company and where it is going. Here we share our insights into how internal communications can be moved beyond messaging to drive genuine engagement and enhanced performance.
Unlocking the potential of the corporate IT function - An effective IT capability is becoming increasingly important in modern business, but it is often a cause of frustration. Here we consider 12 key “do’s and don’ts” for a CIO that we believe can lead to the IT function forming strong relationships within the business and really leveraging its strategic value.
The complexities of today’s business environment have led many organisations to realise that traditional, analytical approaches to strategy development are no longer able to yield the results needed. In this document, we look at why this might be, the ways in which the cycle of formulaic strategy development can be broken and what this in turn can deliver.
The healthcare industry is changing; decision-making power is moving away from clinicians towards Governments, healthcare is becoming an increasingly politicised issue and the scarcity of public money means that healthcare departments are looking to cut costs. The Public Affairs function is at the forefront of this changing landscape. Here we discuss how we believe the Public Affairs function can evolve and help shape the healthcare policy environment.
How do you increase the chances of change programme success? Despite the reams of business and academic literature published about managing change, and the plethora of change frameworks which have been developed; the majority of change initiatives still fail. In this document, we reveal and explore some of the pointers which we have found to have a bearing on success.
Changing the what and the how - Transformation is more than just ‘big change’. The need to transform comes about when there is a fundamental need for an organisation to transform what it does in order to remain competitive, or even to survive. In this document, we discuss the levers that we believe drive transformation and the journey an organisation must go through to achieve successful transformation.
Fulfilling the strategic role of HR - An organisation’s growth ambitions are fuelled by ensuring a continuous flow of talented people. In this document we consider the importance of implementing People Strategies to achieving this flow, the critical components that make up a successful people strategy and the ways in which HR leadership can effectively leverage an organisation’s people assets.
Building a vibrant culture is the difference that makes the difference for successful organisations. But businesses get the culture they deserve!