by Gerry Allan | Dec 21, 2020 | Managing
I read quite a bit these days about the office either being dead or being temporarily disrupted. Many offices it seems are somewhere in between, like zombies – the living dead. Why does it matter? Because the office of the past is truly obsolete and has been changing for years. Huge implications for managing a business today.
by Gerry Allan | Dec 16, 2020 | Managing
The right COVID-related response for your business should be based on a solid consideration of associated costs and consequences. It should not be driven by the mob – everyone else is doing it so we have to jump on board. You may be setting your business up for a costly, painful learning experience.
by Gerry Allan | Dec 10, 2020 | Managing
We seem to be in a time where reality is very hard, if not impossible, to see and understand. Situations change rapidly and unpredictably so that the underlying reality – causes, players, results, whatever – is highly fluid. So much so that it may well have become irrelevant for managing a business. Reality is irrelevant?
by Gerry Allan | Dec 2, 2020 | Managing
The “brief” lockdowns, promised in March 2020, seem to have morphed into something more or less permanent – worldwide. One may argue that the basis for any continuation is deeply flawed but with most of the governments and media fully on board with the pandemic story, lockdowns may be with us – indefinitely. Might this actually be an opportunity?