Corporate strategy

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    Of human bonding

    The business challenges that face us at the dawn of the new millennium are unique. Never before have humans worked in enterprises that are so global and virtual at their core. New leadership is called for in this strange...

    P&G 99

    Author Charles Decker Publisher HarperCollins (0141 306 3296) Price £14.99 ISBN 0 00 255910 2 Subtitled 99 Principles and Practices of Procter & Gamble’s Success, this book aims to share the strategic secrets of the multinational...

    Scary splice

    Mergers and acquisitions create the most dramatic changes that most people will experience at work. But despite being widely seen as a way of surviving in the global marketplace, they often fail to produce the results anticipated...

    Firms criticised for failing to build bug-buster teams

    As many as 300,000 UK jobs are at risk as a result of corporate apathy towards selecting and managing teams to beat the millennium bug. Consultants have warned that 10 per cent of small and medium-sized firms face liquidation...

    Sale of the sentient

    If the knowledge buried within an organisation and its people can be liberated through the use of technology, it will become a tradeable commodity. Since the largest part of that asset will be people, it seems likely that...

    ‘Phone in sick’ row: Karrimor replies

    I am writing to respond to the comments from various personnel managers that accompanied your recent news story about Karrimor's “phone in sick” advertising campaign (News, 17 September). Most of the criticism was qualified...

    All about EVA

    Mergers always pose the problem of how to establish a common culture. But when the two businesses involved employ 85,000 people between them and have a combined annual turnover of £12 billion, the challenge is even more daunting...

    Leisure time helps people get inspired

    The HR director of Lloyd’s of London seeks it in his bath, the chairman of Mazda searches for it using Zen philosophy and the managing director of the New Shakespeare Company looks for it under his favourite willow tree....

    What Customers Like About You

    Author David Freemantle Publisher Nicholas Brealey (0171 430 0224) Price £17.99 ISBN 1 85788 201 6 On a recent visit to a hotel in the north of England, I complained to the receptionist that I hadn’t received my early-morning...

    Falling in with the out crowd

    Outsourcing is becoming a popular practice. When used effectively, it can enhance business performance by helping to reduce costs and raise quality. But there is growing evidence to suggest that many organisations are using...