Faster, better, more of it! Clients frequently tell us they are under increasing pressure to do more with less; to deliver increasing productivity with ever diminishing resources. In this article we share current key challenges and issues to consider and offer some practical steps you can take to enable your business to succeed through tough times.
When most of the current management generation graduated, they were courted by their potential employers during a traditional university ‘milkround’, attending a series of interviews and assessments with a few well-chosen organisations, before finally accepting the best offer. Technology has already transformed how we work in 2018, but the differences will be far more stark by 2028.
In the latest in our leadership series we focus on future-proofing your leadership capability from within, expand on some of the financial advantages to promoting internally, and suggest more ways to develop your high potential future leaders, making sure that your company doesn’t get caught out when the status quo is challenged.
Based on our experiences in the graduate sector, here we share our advice for designing successful graduate programmes that will retain and develop your new talent as quickly as possible.
Acorn have worked in project-related businesses for over 20 years, gathering cross-sector knowledge from diverse industries from nuclear to defence, pharmaceuticals to construction and infrastructure. Supplementing our knowledge with research, we have summarised the key issues occurring within major projects, offering possible solutions.
Key industry sectors are facing a worrying shortfall in leadership capability as they move into a period of activity following economic challenge. Understandably, many businesses stripped out or froze their investment in personnel as they sought to reduce overheads in the face of a declining or static balance sheet.