Category Archives: Planning

Business Planning

To be proactive, managers must plan. A good business plan provides an effective framework for managers to analyse the key issues and form plans that can be communicated with the necessary people. Overview A well-structured business plan is invaluable as a communication tool, upwards and downwards. It aids discussion and ownership. It allows the manager/team… Read More »

How Good Is Your Succession Planning?

Many organisations talk about succession planning , a large majority simply work to an annual appraisal with added ‘widgets’. Below we provide a best practice guide to real succession planning: Effective succession planning cannot operate in a people development vacuum. Make sure you have effective performance management and appraisals, people development plans and effective feedback… Read More »

Bird Flu, Banks, Swines and You

It seems that we’re never too far from a crisis. Whether we’re crunched by credit, panicked by pandemics, or outraged by outbreaks, there’s always something to be worried about. It may seem that all that worry is wasted energy, and to a large degree it is, however, some of that concern delivers real benefits when… Read More »

Management Competence

Background Over the past decade, there have been widespread changes in the political, social, economic and psychological forces affecting organisations and their people.  These changes have significantly affected both the nature of management and the strengths and skills needed from an effective manager in the present and in future.  Current research suggests that the following… Read More »