Category Archives: Business strategy

Business strategy analyses the major initiatives taken by a company’s top management on behalf of owners, involving resources and performance in external environments. It entails specifying the organisation’s mission, vision and objectives, developing policies and plans, often in terms of projects and programs, which are designed to achieve these objectives, and then allocating resources to implement the policies and plans, projects and programs. A balanced scorecard is often used to evaluate the overall performance of the business and its progress towards objectives. Recent studies and leading management theorists have advocated that strategy needs to start with stakeholders expectations and use a modified balanced scorecard which includes all stakeholders.

How can your business take advantage of your local university?

Posted by on Thursday, September 28, 2017

To many businesses, universities can still look like the Ivory Tower, hard to get into and even harder to work with. Times have changed radically and universities – particularly when it comes to their business school operations – are working harder than ever to build bridges with businesses of all types and sizes to demonstrate… Read More »

The rise of psychometric testing is harming workplace diversity

Posted by on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Psychometrics have become an essential weapon in the graduate recruiter’s arsenal, helping large private and public sector employers whittle down applications from the tens of thousands to the elite few who will be invited to an interview or assessment centre. Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of graduate recruiters use psychometric testing, according to a 2016… Read More »

Why an MBA can help make sense of Brexit

Posted by on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This week marks the tenth anniversary of a stable economy in the UK. The withdrawal of BNP Paribas from subprime mortgages triggered the end of an economic bubble. Economics during times of prosperity is considered a dusty and boring subject. Overnight economics was suddenly catapulted to the contemporary subject as we all tried to make… Read More »

Risks and Rewards of Cloud Computing in the UK Public Sector

Posted by on Friday, May 5, 2017

Government organisations have been shifting to cloud-based services in order to reduce their total investments in IT infrastructures and resources (e.g. data centers), as well as capitalise on cloud computing’s numerous rewards. However, just like any other technology investments there are also concerns over the potential risks of implementing cloud-based technologies. Such concerns and the… Read More »

How the Circular Economy will change what we buy, how we own and the relationship between manufacturer and client

Posted by on Monday, July 18, 2016

At a recent conference I attended, Joe McGee from Jabil – the $18bn manufacturing company, which you will probably never have heard of, said: “If you are not disrupting you will be disrupted”… and so it is, in today’s market place. The pace of change is rapid and organisations across the globe are grappling with how they continue to sell products and make margins.… Read More »

Brexit and the implications for Britain after voting to leave the EU

Posted by on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brexit and the loss of meaning Last Thursday’s referendum saw a seismic change in the business environment. In the United Kingdom we have become accustomed to stability. At the most basic level an analysis of any business environment starts with PESTLE; political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors. We have become accustomed to technology as a driver for change in… Read More »