Business Facilities and Flexibility

Business Facilities and Flexibility

Post Covid, demand for office usage continues to be uncertain. Some ways that businesses, government organisations, education institutions and charities can use flexibility to hedge uncertainty are as follows: Install flexible wall partitions, so meetings rooms become variable in their capacity. Exploit demand for shorter term tenancy leases, including one year leases and one dayContinue Reading Business Facilities and Flexibility

Business and Charity Success

Business and Charity Success

Delivering customer or beneficiary benefits requires 4 ingredients; insight, strategic focus, expertise and business flexibility. Understanding customer or beneficiary needs is the insight. Choosing which of them to meet well involves both strategic focus and expertise. Building up and maintaining business flexibility ensures survival of the organisation in an uncertain world. Perennial business brands typicallyContinue Reading Business and Charity Success

Commitment versus Cutting Your Losses

Commitment versus Cutting Your Losses

When is the best time to handle loss? Beforehand? Investors put a stop-loss in place. Policy makers put ceiling and floor limits on future activity. Engineers design pressure values. People choose an engagement period and sign pre-nuptial agreements, before they get married. Insurance companies design cover contracts & premiums, after first assessing probability of claimContinue Reading Commitment versus Cutting Your Losses

Options versus Actions

Options versus Actions

The World is obsessed with actions. Stakeholders want them. Accountants value them. Politicians couldn’t survive without them. In Physics, potential energy matters as much as kinetic energy. Employers hire potential, recognising that strength comes not just from proven action, but from having versatility under uncertain conditions. Astute buyers bypass one deal, knowing others will follow.Continue Reading Options versus Actions

Plan and Options Flexibility

Plan and Options Flexibility

Firstly, private sector organisations could usefully reframe their missions from maximizing returns to equity holders, to instead be the reform of something – housing reform, education reform, health reform, transportation reform, transaction reform, distribution reform, FMCG reform, risk reform, entertainment reform etc. A few examples are as follows: The mission for a construction company, buildingContinue Reading Plan and Options Flexibility

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