It is a rare company that is able to anticipate a new set of requirements, mobilize resources to meet them, radically change their ways and reclaim leading positions in their industries. Examining these rare examples can help us understand how their successes can be replicated. In order to look at how these companies achieve successful […]
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Are the gains of centralization (i.e. combining business activities) worth the pain it can cause? This is the dilemma, or the “tug of war” between centralization and decentralization faced by many CEOs. On the one hand, badly-judged centralization can stifle initiative, constrain the ability to tailor products and services locally, and burden business divisions with […]
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Change is frequently experienced as a risky transition in today’s organizations. The impact of the failure of a change initiative can be high; as such, managers and leaders have to get to grips with what change is about, and learn how to manage it successfully. Recognizing this and drawing on research by members of Cranfield […]
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Most companies now understand the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and recognize it as a tool to strengthen their businesses while contributing to society at the same time. The challenge they now face is how to deliver CSR strategies and create real value. This Idea offers suggestions to help executives move towards policies that […]
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