by Gerry Allan | Nov 9, 2022 | Future, Managing
End of the world – yet again? More accurately, it is truly the end of the world as we knew it. Enormous changes globally are underway. A new world order is being created. Of the many changes facing us, those related to supply chains and shortages may have the most immediate impacts. Vital to know what these are even if you can’t do much about them.
by Gerry Allan | Nov 9, 2021 | Future, Managing
Shortages of everything is being reported as a catastrophe: we are doomed. But what if this is just a symptom of massive changes underway that are now driven by the COVID black swan? Changes that were inevitable in our way-too-brittle world. If so, this shifts our management context to one of challenge and opportunity. We look here at what to do about the global supply chain mess.
by Gerry Allan | Sep 14, 2021 | Managing
Seeking simple answers to complex problems is part of human nature. Humans want to know how something happens – causation – as well as why it happens – understanding and meaning. But all too often, few are willing or even able to go through this typically difficult process. Much quicker and easier to jump at the first simple answer that appears and then invent meaning for it. This often creates much bigger problems. There is a better way.