As Nigel Arnell demonstrates in this extract from his book A Short Guide to Climate Change Risk, adopting a practical, risk management, approach to climate change offers significant benefits for your business and the planet.
In both the United States and United Kingdom, the 2016 elections are sure to have a number of important national …
Many organizations will continue to struggle with risk because they lack the sophistication to break it down in terms of the different actions available to them. Robert McKellar’s description of ‘near term’ and ‘contingency’ risk aptly illustrates the point.
Personality traits and styles underpin all our behaviour at work. But, Gavin Kennedy shows in this extract from his seminal work: Kennedy on Negotiation, the variables around personality are so huge that, in practical terms, it is impossible to develop a coherent negotiating strategy based on personality.
It is within your control to ensure any document going out from the Government side of the process is well-structured and internally consistent. Insist on it. It is regrettably common to see a specification document which has been prepared by lumping together the inputs from a variety of subject matter experts without any technical challenge or editorial input.
The development of management theory has one thing in common with the fashion industry, namely that this year’s technique is next year’s history. However, some management theories do survive and become invaluable in helping us either to understand management better or to apply the principles in practice. Over the past 60 years or so a number of different names have been associated with management styles that all begin with the words ‘management by’.
There are definitely ways of doing things right (and wrong) in major projects. And communication during the bid process is very much one of those ways. Louise Hart offers a bullet-proof process for communicating the results in her new book Procuring Successful Mega-Projects.
It’s easy to imagine Apple announcing the launch of its new market offering: a mobile car/office that is printed to …
David Hillson asks and answers one of the classic ‘Goldilocks’ questions (too much, too little, just right) on risk, in his article in http://www.gpmfirst.com: How much detail do you need to describe risk?
Healthcare consumers have changed their wants, needs, and expectations. The organizations working in the healthcare industry that understand this implicitly …