The evidence demonstrates that increasing the involvement of women has markedly beneficial effects on business, both short and long-term. Therefore you would think that Boards and senior management teams striving to do the best possible thing in the interests of the company and shareholders would be clamoring for much greater participation on Boards and in senior management for women.
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.
Vacuums are best used for dust, rather than as communication philosophies for virtual teams.
When did you last draw a line in the sand? Maybe it’s time to rejuvenate a project by doing exactly that.
What shall we call this phenomenon? I suggest ‘Messing Other People Around’. It’s strange, isn’t it, that even failing to communicate about completing the commitment can be Messing Other People Around.
Various Australian governments, by allowing money to talk so loudly, have put themselves into a spiral where this same pattern is repeated over and over. And each time the pattern is repeated, the cost of fixing it becomes higher and higher. Also each time, it is our values, our lives and the futures we are trying to create that are diminished.
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 [...]
Unplanned for doesn’t mean unexpected, it just means not planned for or not thought about. Much business press discussed recent severe weather as unexpected, but it isn’t. It’s to be very much expected. So how are you handling expected but irregular events?
Challenging the process takes great courage, yet is essential to sustainable success. This story of mixed success reminds us there are many elements to consider when challenging the process.
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