Paradigm shifts in the way we do business are usually linked with advances in technology (sometimes referred to as “disruptive technologies”) and the rise of social media is just one of the many “game changers”. SCG discusses a professional service approach to disruptive technologies.
Stonewater Consulting Group (SCG) takes a closer look at what makes strategy practitioners the “flavour of the day” for executive line roles within industry and explores the phenomenon of appointing Strategists into leadership roles .
Back in 2009, the “Group of 20” meeting in London ended with a grand declaration of unity in the face of the global financial crisis. Underpinning this triumph was a denouncing of free-market thinking, greed, and self-regulation. Inevitably, one of the survival strategies high on the priority list was “organisational restructure”. Years later, we wonder: did it work and what was the outcome?
For a very long time, researchers and academics have been trying to qualify and quantify the characteristics of success. SCG carried out a study centred on business leaders who exhibited ongoing and prolonged success. What it revealed is that they share a common set of characteristics and personality traits.
No longer regarded as a short-term fix, downsizing has transitioned into a management tool that helps companies adjust to changes in technology, the global economy and business direction. With that trend firmly entrenched, HR and Executives are facing a new challenge: Reconciling the conflicting goals of workforce realignment while retaining talented workers.
The phrase future proofing describes the elusive process of trying to anticipate future developments, so that action can be taken to minimise possible negative consequences, and to seize opportunities. In a time of increasing uncertainty, with the downturn of the global markets, changing business models and a shift in the economic balance of power, attention is turning to survival strategies for the short to midterm.
The first three months are a critical period when starting a new role. Stonewater Consulting Group looks at the bars set by many of our best CFOs and shares the mantras they live by when starting a new job. Our discussions with executives and managers across Australia revealed many common experiences about the challenges of settling into a new role and how to set the ground work for success over the long term.
Succession planning and management is playing an increasingly important role in many organisations. However, more holistic and strategic approaches often elude both HR professionals and executives. SCG examines the evolution of succession management and reveals how a number of best practice organisations are leading the way.