Philippe Dume and Sergey Frank provide practical joint venture advice.
Consultant, investor and author David Pitt-Watson occupies a unique niche.
“How and why do businesses take the sorts of decisions that they do? What are the ones that work? What are the ones that don’t work?”
What is it about bad bosses that we find so fascinating? Perhaps, like every anti-hero, we find the bad manager a ripe target for criticism or, at least, extensive discussion. Julian Birkinshaw, however, says that bad bosses can change for the better.
Teams typically desire harmony above all. The most common fear is that of conflict. The assumption is that conflict and effectiveness are mutually exclusive, or that harmony contributes to effectiveness.
The recent scandal with Tesco's burgers has reignited a discussion about who, along the value chain, should bear the brunt of responsibility for a product.
One good indicator is too much paperwork. Like piles of inventory in a factory, stacks of paperwork indicate problems in the flow of the service and communication problems both within and across the service boundary.