Viewpoint Japanese Executives Face Life Out of the Nest
Just as the abrupt end of the Cold War has created a "new world order" for statesmen to puzzle over, management leaders worldwide are facing the challenge of a new economic order.
Acquiring World-Class Resources Without Selling the Ranch
Acquiring critical resources has become an increasingly important aspect of strategy as the established leadership positions of the 1980s have come under siege from new competitors in rapidly changing markets and technologies.
The Japanese View of Eastern Europe
During 1990 and 1991, mission after mission of Japanese business executives went to Eastern Europe to explore potential business opportunities. Prime Minister Kaifu and other Japanese political leaders also paid visits.
Viewpoint The Message from Rio
The historic Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro - the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - effectively demonstrated to the world the magnitude of the challenge we face.
Eastern Europe: The New Investment Frontier
Eastern European countries have strong industrial traditions, much like those of the West, but their economies have been severely distorted by the mismanagement of the now-discredited communist system. Therefore, investment opportunities in the region are often clouded by significant issues.
How the New Telecommunications Will Change the Way We Live
Since 1984, the fateful year of divestiture, the historic trickle of new telecommunications products and services has swelled to a flood.
Removing the Barriers to Becoming a High Performance Business
Two years ago, one of our clients, the international Morgain Group (not its real name) tried to implement its internal vision of the High Performance Business.
Division Management: In Charge or at Sea?
We have seen much evidence that the extensive delayering of organizations in recent years has left both CEOs and division managers in many companies confused about their roles. The CEO of an engineering conglomerate told us proudly that he had taken 15 to 20 staff out of each division office.
Privatising Privatisation: The Czech Experience
As the dust begins to settle almost three years after the collapse of the Iron Curtain, the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic (often referred to as the C.S.F.R.) has emerged with what is arguably the boldest policy on privatisation among the former Eastern Bloc countries.
Making Communication Work
Effective communication among individuals and groups is critical to the execution of complex business processes. It is the vehicle of leadership and vision, coordination and control, the transfer of knowledge, and the realization of creativity.