Flexibility and Brands

Flexibility and Brands

Having Flexibility on the outside and the (business) brand at the core makes sense for organisations wanting their clients to experience their own unique version of the brand. Caterers, publishers, movie makers & evangelical religious leaders take this approach. Their clients might say, ‘I don’t know what I want, but I’ll pay good money (andContinue Reading Flexibility and Brands

Business Capability and Business Flexibility – how are they related?

Business Capability and Business Flexibility – how are they related?

One method of project and business valuations involves calculating the net present value of a stream of future cash flow estimates. This generates a project or business valuation. Providing this value is higher than the realisable value of the net assets in today’s money, the business is likely to be a going concern. The businessContinue Reading Business Capability and Business Flexibility – how are they related?

The Power of One

The Power of One

Think-tank charities typically advocate for reform, to influence decision making at government level. Some nations (the US, France and the UK) appreciate the role independent think-tank charities have to play, both domestically and to help them evolve their foreign policies. Others including Japan, China and Germany seem to encourage such charities efforts where they’re alreadyContinue Reading The Power of One

Flexibility and Governance

Flexibility and Governance

A political party (or school) wants to change voter (or student) behaviour. They can attempt this by challenging the assumptions held (reality replacing perception, or perception replacing reality, witness fake news, propaganda and misinformation by governments) to improve the expectations (foster hope), to in turn improve aspirations (ambition). Ultimately it is voters’ aspirations (for fameContinue Reading Flexibility and Governance

Green Automation and Business Flexibility (the holy grail)

Green Automation and Business Flexibility (the holy grail)

Green Automation (GA) combines business initiatives involving both green initiatives and automation initiatives. A quick web search on green automation brings up services relating to automated greenhouse hydroponics. But GA is a much broader opportunity than that. Then if you combine GA with Business Flexibility thinking, the opportunity space for innovation moves to an evenContinue Reading Green Automation and Business Flexibility (the holy grail)

Fake News and Business Flexibility

Fake News and Business Flexibility

Sadly, so-called fake news is an age-old problem. And an annoying fixture in business life. So-called fake news in a business setting can include: • accidental distortion – a version-control problem, information-relay error, false logic, false assumption, static, reference error or typo. Or something misheard – perhaps generating a colourful rumour on the office grapevine.Continue Reading Fake News and Business Flexibility

Board size and Business Flexibility (BFL)

Board size and Business Flexibility (BFL)

Boards represent the strategic decision-making authority of an organisation and are ultimately accountable when things go wrong for the organisation. Effective boards have voting rights and clear lines of delegation to the executive – the senior management team running the organisation on a daily basis, typically headed up by the chief executive. In terms ofContinue Reading Board size and Business Flexibility (BFL)