What are the benefits of a 4 day working week for businesses and organisations? Is it as productive as a standard five day week? The arguments for and against 4 day week vs standard 5 day week, reducing stress, increasing productivity and its viability for business and organisational environments. Examples of businesses that have trialled 4 day weeks and evidence.
How can a business harness the opportunities of diversity in their workforce, and what benefits can embracing equalities and diversity bring to a business? Simply complying with equalities legislation brings no benefits; creating a strategy that embraces and harnesses diversity to create competitive advantage is the key to creating business opportunities and adding value
What are the benefits of equalities and diversity in the workplace? Why do we need it? is there evidence of value to it?
Using Kotter and Schein to assess culture in a large organisation in practice. How can you assess the corporate culture of an organisation using Shein’s Iceberg Theory and Kotter’s Cultural Alignment Theory. The second post on assessing organisational culture.
Using Kotter’s Culture vs Performance assessment theory in practice to assess the quality and alignment of culture to strategy in a large organisation. Pugh, Lawrence and Lorsch, and Kotter
The theory behind stakeholder management. Who are stakeholders? What’s the difference between stakeholders and shareholders for businesses and organisations? All organisations need to be concerned about stakeholder relationships, whether private businesses, public sector organisations or third sector charities, stakeholder theory unites all. Milton Friedman, Edward Freeman, Starik, Drucker
Assessing the strategic industrial environment through Porter’s Five Forces assessment of the macro-environment and PESTLE. Porter’s 5 Forces: Competition, Consumers, Suppliers, New Entrants, Potential substitute products. PESTLE: Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental