Sluggish economic growth is hardly desirable, but as this author points out, it may be a blessing in disguise. In this article he outlines eight steps that executives can take to help their firms survive a slowdown and emerge as a smarter, more productive enterprise
Few Indian companies formally engage in a regular process to define and fine tune their “Vision, Mission, and Values”. Why?
The need for effective business leaders in India is as intense as it is in most countries. But the path that Indian firms take to develop effective leaders is considerably different than the path followed by American or Canadian firms
Mergers fail for several reasons and one of the most common is the failure of managers to plan how to retain the knowledge that existed in both organizations before the merger. Or, simply put, knowledge is too often lost in the merger. A simple solution, meaningful conversation properly organized and structured, will help managers combine not only the companies, but the all important knowledge that employees in both organizations have. This author describes how to do it
Marketers habitually find it hard to quantify the value of what they do, and their use of social networks is the latest manifestation of this difficulty. Why is it so hard to determine the business value of social networks? This article explores the slippery slope of coming up with a useful ‘social media ROI’ and offers new ways to understand social networking’s value proposition
It was once unthinkable that international aid would be so intensely scrutinized as it is today. But academics and observers have concluded that the very problems and ills international aid was supposed to cure still exist, despite the billions that have been poured into countries. This author, long active in the field, suggests that there are a series of best practices that, when followed, will enable managers in the field to get the results that will make a difference