‘Takeovers are a time to knit people together rather than exclude them’

This month, Karen Thomas-Bland, founder and director of Seven Transformation and a consultant on over 50 mergers and acquisitions, discusses why Musk’s takeover needed to balance change with stability. She recently wrote for Management Today on how to manage personal egos in a takeover, specifically focusing on Musk and Twitter. Elon Musk has wasted no… Continue reading ‘Takeovers are a time to knit people together rather than exclude them’

What business can learn from sports regarding Talent Management

Alexander Thiel, Partner and Leader of McKinsey’s Sporting Goods Practice, discusses the deeper lessons businesses can take away from football clubs’ development and succession practices… I recently had an enlightening conversation about an element of professional sport – in Europe, particularly football – that, in my view, holds significant value for business and is often… Continue reading What business can learn from sports regarding Talent Management

Employers are favouring the carrot over the stick

John Whelan, Director of the Corporate Research Forum and former UK HR Director at BAE Systems, discusses how forum members are operating their hybrid working policies. As we reflect on the experience of the pandemic, it’s an opportunity for business leaders to evaluate the approaches that they have taken. Clearly, remote and flexible working are here… Continue reading Employers are favouring the carrot over the stick