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July 2018 The future of work; workspace/places

Download the exec summary notes downloadable here. The agenda Times are changing at a rate of knots; technology, automation and evolving attitudes to work continue to transform the way we conduct business.  But what exactly does the future of work look like in the next 5-10 years? Is the notion of fixed office space becoming a thing of the past?  Consider the expansion of flexible workspace businesses like WeWork, which now has 373 locations in 69 cities ...

November 27, 2018
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June 2018 – Leading a business through IPO & beyond

Most businesses are looking to grow, scale up and enhance their value, often via an IPO flotation, perhaps with a view to an ultimate exit or a trade sale.But how do you actually achieve this and get the deal over the line, particularly when markets are disruptive and the economy is challenging?And how do you avoid the pitfalls which can result in flotation going badly wrong?Case Study Contributor Frank Lewis is an entrepreneur, independent Chairman and ...

September 10, 2018
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May 2018 the good, bad & ugly of how this board took a traditional company kicking and screaming into the new age

CORPORATE HOST Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)Since the dawn of the Industrial Age we have seen the advent of new technology bringing systemic changes to every aspect of the way businesses operate. Successful businesses have been those which have embraced change by automating processes not just to generate business efficiency but to improve customer experience; and in many cases enhance our quality of life. Every business sector has been impacted by the ...

July 30, 2018
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April 2018 A live example of a business turnaround in an rapidly changing & extreme environment.

DISCUSSION LED BY: Chris Yates, CEO Office OutletAGENDA: Shared lessons in managing change and ambiguity.We’ve all seen the headlines - doom and gloom in the high street - big names going to the wall - think Toys R Us, BHS and significant closures at familiar names such as New Look. Retail is not in great shape... retail expert Richard Hyman says that the number of shops across the UK is expected to fall by 22% in 2018. Last year 42 retailers ...

May 28, 2018
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March 2018 Board & Exec Team Effectiveness: What does an effective board look like ?

As you know having the right senior teams in place, working together effectively, can make or break an organisation... We all know about the high profile problems which can arise..... think of RBS, Co-Operative Bank, Carillion....Successful businesses are built in many respects upon the strength of their Boards and Executive Teams. But how do we really know whether we have the right people on our senior teams, and whether or not the team members are ...

April 16, 2018
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