This article by top strategy consultancy, BCG was rather disappointing. Perhaps it will encourage more UK government departments to spend GBP5,000 a day for the services of consultants? My observations are simple. The business administration literature contains enormous top quality analysis on ‘turnarounds’ and ‘business strategy‘. Sadly, these terms get over-used by unemployed executives, who want to sprinkle their CVs with buzz words to gain ‘hits’ on automated recruitment analytics. Like always, look to the evidence. People like John Gelmini and myself have decades of experience in delivering effective strategic change, including turnarounds. Thoughts?
Traditional estate agents in the UK are under threat from online rivals, according to this interesting article from Bloomberg. It looks like there will be a period of serious industry consolidation. This sector, like recruitment consultants, still hasn’t fully embraced technology and many of the staff and business processes need a radical makeover. Expect the strongest to survive. Thoughts?