The collapse of BHS has been met with dismay. Pensions are at risk, many are out of work, the former chairman stands accused of taking vast sums out of the business and a British institution has disappeared from the High Street. It is a sorry story and very distressing for those involved, but it also raises a question: whose organisation is it? Continue reading
Is it better to run an organisation well, or badly? Is it better to think and plan or hope for the best? Is it better to help leaders lead better, or simply leave them to it?
I’m assuming these questions have self-evident answers: it is better to lead an organisation well, think and plan and help leaders get better. But how can these things be achieved? Does business know best? Continue reading