The power of strategic abandonment

Over time, organisations, like human beings, tend to become blithe, lazy, and inefficient. Gaining unnecessary ‘weight’ by adding costs that are not always productive. We are all susceptible to atrophy. But as Peter Drucker noted, “In turbulent times the enterprise has to be kept lean and muscular, capable of taking strain but capable also of…

Navigating a three-phase Covid Recovery

As we pass the peak of the crisis it is useful to consider what the future will look like for managers and organisations. We perceive three critical phases to full recovery. Getting back to work Post Recovery Anomalies The New Normal 1. Getting back to work It’s been quite a few weeks of disruption to…

Rugby’s troubles won’t disappear with Castle

Not long after the axing of the Western Force, Rugby Australia was made a once-in-a-lifetime offer by West Australian philanthropist Andrew Forrest to reconsider the inclusion of the Perth franchise in its elite international competition. Rugby rejected that offer leaving Perth with little choice but to launch its own competition.Later that year, on 13 December…