How to close a factory, responsibly?

The right way to close an operation by Kenneth W Freeman, an article published in the HBR 2009 issue1, is one of the few references regarding responsible factory closings. Freeman observes: “Many managers never had to shrink their operations of workforce drastically, and as a result (…) they assume they have to be the tough guys who make the decisions and that afterward they can delegate the implementation to others with one marching order: go fast.”

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Pertamina’s Catalyser

Winning the EFMD 2020 Gold Award for talent development was an honour for all the partners, especially as this is the first time an Indonesian company has won such an award.

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Unlocking human potential through learning English

Those of us in the anglophone business world often take for granted the ability to easily express ourselves and instantly understand everything around us at work. As English has become the undisputed language of commerce and academia, professionals across much of the planet must contend with language and communication obstacles daily on top of maintaining every other facet of their effectiveness at work.

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Developing entrepreneurship in Russia

The “PRACTICUM Programme” was inaugurated in 2012’ the year Vitaly Polekhin, Head of the Investor’s Club of the newly founded Association of Entrepreneurship Development “SKOLKOVO Community”, came to the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO with the idea for a new educational programme for the founders and CEOs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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A journey from A to what can Be – The Future Factory Programme

Ireland is focused on keeping its connections with Europe and the rest of the world open for the flow of capital, business and, most importantly, people. Sometimes described as the “Singapore of Europe”, the country serves as a hub for many multinational organisations in the management of their European operations and is also home to many Irish companies who are “born global” with an extensive international footprint.

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Emerging Indigenous executive leaders programme

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprise 3% of Australia’s population and continue to experience high levels of disadvantage. Indigenous men die on average eight years younger than non-Indigenous men. Youth suicide rates are four times higher than in non-Indigenous communities, and employment and literacy rates continue to remain lower than those of non-Indigenous Australians.

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Enter the Eurozone programme

The Eurozone is one of the world’s most dynamic, prosperous, and stable markets. Given that it is on the doorstep of the Republic of Ireland, the Eurozone is also a fountain of untapped opportunities for Irish companies – valued at €38bn. For Irish companies, the Eurozone boasts several important advantages, including shared currency, no customs, no tariffs, regulatory alignment, proximity, and ease of access.

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Maintaining and Developing Company Brand Values through Generations Dialogue

The largest functional branch of JSC Russian Railways – the Railway Infrastructure Business Unit – faced a challenge of ensuring the continuity of valuable working experience transferred from mentors in the workplace to students enrolled on employer-sponsored places in the railway transport universities, the future employees of Russian Railways.

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Digital mindset: transforming the way Russia is governed

In order to make accurate predictions and simply to keep the public informed, authorities should have proper tools and interfaces to collect, analyse and represent large amounts of digital data from figures that the health agencies report to the data streams sent out by the proximity apps now being rolled out by the smartphone manufacturers.

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Strategic alignment at LafargeHolcim

How do you reinvigorate a multinational company facing several years of underperformance after a challenging merger? That was the dilemma facing Jan Jenisch in 2017. As incoming CEO of LafargeHolcim, he was tasked with positioning the organisation back on the path to growth.

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A transformative journey for the catalysts of change

We live in a world that is driven and defined by technology. As more and more organisations realise the critical role that technology plays in their business destiny, the onus falls on IT companies to lead the transformative journey and show the way.

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How can museums reinvent themselves and become drivers of urban revitalisation?

The main question faced by a museum today is how to transform from an institution for the conservation of heritage into an inclusive space that combines a variety of resources with the ability to nurture resilient and entrepreneurial communities, exert positive social impact and provide unique knowledge and experience that protects and promotes regional identity.

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Steps on the way to omni-learning

– By Peppe Auricchio – Corporate learning’s transformation is being announced across all channels, and with increasing vociferousness. Practitioners and experts alike warn that the way employees learn today is nothing like the learning of old – and hence, that disruption is upon us. This disruption, they say, concerns both the learning experience and the learning…

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10 Reasons for Social Leadership

– By  Julian Stodd – As we move ever further into the Social Age, those mechanisms of power and control that got us this far will not be enough to get us the rest of the way: alongside hierarchy and system, we need community and trust, and those will be earned through developing strong Social…

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What if you had satellite navigation – for everything?

– By Nick Shackleton-Jones – There’s a popular saying What got you here, won’t get you there. Today this is nowhere as true as it is in training. The world of courses, competencies and certification is rapidly evaporating – replaced by a new ecosystem of resources, guidance and ratings. As automation advances it consumes the…

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Organisational design for a socially dynamic organisation

– By Julian Stodd – The Socially Dynamic Organisation is evolved: it is strong not simply through formal hierarchy, infrastructure and governance but rather through innovation, agility and the strength of its communities. It is fundamentally reimagined from those organisations that came before: no longer a remnant of Victorian architectures of power and control but rather…

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Siemens Global Learning Campus: The Siemens Learning World

– By Kai Liebert – Siemens offers its employees and managers throughout the world many diverse opportunities to develop their skills. Topics include Siemens products, specialist knowledge and methodology and businessspecific and process-specific expertise. Employees across the world can access learning programmes via intranet portals, reach agreements with their managers on learning measures to be taken…

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What is Digital Age Learning?

– By Regis Chasse – We live in the information age (aka the digital age), which is a period in human history characterised by a shift from industrial production to information and computerisation, changing significantly how people interact with businesses and each other. Today, information is readily available and free. The democratisation of access to…

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Why Digital Age Learning is important

– By Nigel Paine – In the current Global Human Capital Trends report, which Deloitte has produced for the last five years, the focus has exclusively turned to “rewriting the rules for the digital age”. In the Preface, the authors defend this focus by claiming that “in an age of disruption business and HR leaders are…

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Excellence in Practice 2017

This year’s cases showed some strengthening and deepening of trends we have noticed in recent years. And they also showed how the difference in speed of adoption of new technologies is influencing practices across companies, across departments and across populations. First, the challenges continue to be framed in a combination of organisational and participant perspectives…

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Refocusing for leadership – Cisco & LIW

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – CISCO and long-term partner LIW combined to upgrade and refocus a programme to support individuals making the transition from technical leader to business leader Cisco is transforming on a grand scale: transitioning from a hardware company into a software and solutions leader. It needs exceptional…

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Creating a culture of innovation – Telenor & INSEAD

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – How an INSEAD–Telenor online learning innovation delivered powerful new techniques for executing business strategy and creating value How do you turn one of the world’s oldest and largest telecommunications companies into an agile, innovative, customer-focused digital services provider? Even more daunting, how do you align…

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My Way: choose to go further – PricewaterhouseCoopers & PWC My Way

– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – My Way, a transformational development programme at PwC, has proved its success in developing leaders who can inspire others by their words and actions PwC is a network of members firms, mostly focusing on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. PwC employs 223,468 people…

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Putting trust in the future – Old Mutual Wealth & Accelerance

– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – How Accelerance and Old Mutual Wealth developed a strong and collaborative partnership The “Enabling Positive Futures Programme” is a powerful example of the impact organisations can achieve through a dynamic relationship model we call “Trust-based Partnerships”. Such partnerships create the optimum conditions to challenge assumptions…

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