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Getting More for Less: Revolutionising the Reward “Asset” Empowering Reward to Perform Better. Are We Making Reward “Work” Enough?

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, People Management, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By James Markham In a period of recession, most major companies look for new ways of selling or streamlining operations. Rarely, however do companies turn to improving the operational capability of the Reward function. Of course, everyone accepts that Reward is important, in particular the shape of that Reward (level of pay, benefits, allowances etc).

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Leadership and Culture: Part 2 – Engaging the Enterprise: Creating a Growth Mindset Tribe

July 17, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Leadership Development, Team Managment, TransformationComments (2)

Mindset Tribe By Sean Culey Part 1 of this article (published in The European Business Review, May/June 2012) set out the case for Culture; it’s impact on financial performance, talent, effectiveness and morale, and why developing the right culture is

How Europe Can Rebuild Skills and Generate Growth

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Tim Cooper, Athena Peppes, Mark Purdy and Matthew Robinson Europe is facing a jobs and unemployment crisis that is unprecedented in recent times

Sales Growth: Five Proven Strategies from the World’s Sales Leaders

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (4)

By Thomas Baumgartner and Maria Valdivieso de Uster Achieving growth is enormously challenging in today’s complex and fast-changing business environment. But growth opportunities do exist for companies with the skill and will to find them. The rise of

The Employee Owned Business Model During Growth and Adversity: How Well Does it Hold Up?

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla & Pushkar P. Jha Criticism of modern corporate capitalism in the wake of the current economic crisis is reawakening interest in alternative ownership and governance models such as employee owned businesses (EOBs). EOBs are

Social Media Strategy: Learning from the Online Cola War

May 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Social MediaComments (1)

By Fang Liu and Willem Smit The battle between Coca-Cola and Pepsi1 has been one of the longest and most arduous in the history of brand competition. Over the years, these cola wars have been fought over distribution, mass-advertising via in-store

Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace

May 20, 2012 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Marketing & Consumers, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Ari Kaplan The technological landscape has reshaped the way white collar workers cultivate and promote their businesses. This article offers insights on taking advantage of enterprising techniques to stand out and reinvent yourself as an insightful

Bigger is no Longer Better: Complexity and the New Frontier

May 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Andrei Perumal, Kelly Jones & Ann Bryan The world has changed – and complexity has emerged as one of the defining issues of our time.  

Walking the New Corridors of Power: Positioning your Business for the Era of Emerging-Market Integration

May 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes, Armen Ovanessoff & Kuangyi Wei Over the past decade, the corridors of trade and investment have increasingly been occupied by emerging markets—engaging with each other, “E2E.” This development is bound to upset

Mapping Human Behavior for Business

May 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & ConsumersComments (0)

By Alexander Bentley, Mark Earls and Michael J. O’Brien Brand data often show that “I’ll have what she’s having” is a better default setting than “I’ll select the rational option.” But when everyone just shrugs and says, “I’ll have what