The framework to take the decision to outsource elements of your organisation’s operations has changed in the 21st century. The long-term consequences of outsourcing without considering the very foundations of organisations are becoming more apparent. The real problem with outsourcing is “fracturing”, the splitting of what should be integrated parts of the organisation.
Over the last fifty years, the range of key stakeholders for most corporations has been expanding. Corporate responsibility expectations are changing as a result of the influence of key stakeholders, with the consequence of potentially limiting the ability of shareholders and managers to operate in their preferred environment. In the meantime, the more traditional key stakeholders, shareholders, clients, customers, suppliers and staff, are asking for more involvement in organisational operations.
It is important that as Australia creates its strategy for the Asian Century we realise we are well beyond the transactional relationships that apparently continue to occupy the minds of those in government, business and media. Australia needs to work hard to move from the little lot down the road to become part of Asia’s back yard.
During my recent visit to China I discovered that many alliance participants fail to achieve the success they seek. The way of doing business in China and throughout Asia is different. It requires a very different approach with a strong focus on shared organisational values, culture and structures.
Even the best managed and planned businesses can experience corporate growing pains. Take this story a small business owner told us recently. He began his business almost 30 years ago with a partner. Soon after starting, they realised their industry had a limited life span because of the changing business environment. They felt the industry [...]
With Michelle in China for three weeks talking to and working with local businesses, it seemed appropriate to identify a possible route into international business opportunities for small and medium businesses (SME). SME are faced with a problem when looking at off-shore possibilities – the big competitors have the infrastructure, numbers and resources to tap [...]
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I have just finished hosting the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo Leader’s Forum on sponsorship held in Melbourne. Julian Moore from SMS and Ryan Brown from Variety gave the group of event and meeting managers some wonderful insights into sponsorship. One of the discussion points concerned pre-packaging sponsorship in the gold, silver, bronze format (or [...]
A Brisbane woman, concerned for the welfare of her family, inspires a community movement #bakedrelief and demonstrates Exemplary Leadership in the model of Kouzes and Posner.
Have you considered how deeply your behaviour influences others’ behaviours? When a nickname is no longer a harmless laugh.
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