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Does investing in training deliver a return on investment to your organisation?

Training return on investment or not? As with most questions like this, there are many schools of thought. The first difference is between those who promote measuring training return on investment and others who argue that trying to measure it is pointless. The mainstream view holds that measurement can help evaluate some kind of return […]

Adding Knowledge Management to the CBMSc practice

Knowledge Associates and CBMSc announce partnership for an integrated, strategy and knowledge asset management service to accelerate business improvement. A New Approach that integrates Strategy, Process Design and Knowledge Management at a deeper level to help businesses achieve sustainable results faster, better and at a lower cost Cambridge, UK 17 April 2018. Knowledge Associates International […]

What does good professional training and development look like?

Professional Training and Development in Context A simple way of thinking about professional training and development in the workplace is in support of formal learning, while some ‘learning to learn’ skills may also help with informal learning which happens in normal daily life. Developing knowledge in an organisation requires formal and informal learning approaches to be […]

Corporate governance reform needed

Corporate governance has been reformed and improved, but recent evidence suggests there is more still  to do. Financial Services As Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC join Barclays in the rogues gallery of banks that have suffered severe failures of corporate governance, the reputation of commercial banks can, surely, only be recovered through fundamental reform of […]

Sustainable profit?

In the same week that Apple CEO Tim Cook told climate-change denying investors to sell their Apple stock, strategic advisors lavery/pennell publish an interesting, and challenging, report.  They suggest that a new, sustainable profit model for industry has emerged.  The report estimates it to be worth €100bn in additional profits for European companies. This approach also has the […]

New journal: “Strategy Science”

Context As a consultancy practice that uses Management Sciences methods we have an interest in the more specific area of strategy science.  We, therefore, like the section in the book Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The difference and why it matters by Richard Rumelt that describes how we naturally adopt a scientific approach to strategy.  This doesn’t appear to […]