Tag Archive for: transformation

Things we thought would never happen

09 Jan
January 9, 2014 How often have you had discussions with someone only for them to say, “Well, that’ll never happen here.”  Sound familiar?  The problem is that when we think it won’t happen it invariably will, and when it does it’ll catch us out and cause bigger problems than we ever thought possible. As we head – rush perhaps - towards 2014 I thought it was worth reflecting on a range of things we thought would never happen, and to use this history to remind us of just how changeable our world is Read more [...]

Seven steps for successful joint collaboration

19 Sep
September 19, 2013 Few businesses are so vertically integrated that they can do absolutely everything.  For most, there is the need to explore collaboration with other organisations in order to achieve their strategic goals. But what happens when multiple organisations require the same learning and development solution? How can they jointly collaborate to achieve a common goal, ensure robustness of design and save money at the same time? Story In a previous post I urged businesses to seek out common areas Read more [...]

Transforming a global business

13 Jun
June 13, 2013 We are often told about business transformation and the powerful effects it has, but I wondered what transformation actually is.  When does business change become truly transformational?  I came across an article in the Financial Times which provided an excellent answer to my question and one I would like to share in this week’s post. Story Antony Jenkins may not be a household name but the business he heads up – Barclays – most certainly is. Barclays is one of the biggest banks Read more [...]