September 21, 2017

Succession Planning at Tata Group

The Chairman of Tata Group, Cyrus Mistry, has set up a brain trust of young leaders in the organisation to provide strategic direction for the group on a range of subjects from managing Return on Investment to defining a “Tata way of working”.  The idea is for this group of 40 year old leaders to […]

Team Building and Entrepreneurship

Judy Estrin is a Californian serial entrepreneur and is unusual in fulfilling her need for affiliation by creating new work teams to create innovation.  She enjoys working for large organisations, like becoming the CTO of Cisco after they acquired one of her start-ups, but she finds working in smaller environments most exciting.  She has now […]

Interesting Articles

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the HR professionals’ body in the UK, highlighted research that indicates that too many people managers concentrate on slashing costs rather than promoting growth and employment.  A new UK cross-party Parliamentary Commission has been launched to find out why so many line managers are failing.  The Commission […]

Second Cohort of MBA Students Start in Malaysia

I have just returned from Malaysia after taking our second cohort of MBA students through an induction session one weekend and then the two following weekends talking about Organisational Behaviour.  The new group of students, 21 of whom are pictured above, again come from a wide range of occupations including IT, medicine, education, finance, accounting, […]

Blog Handover

That’s the end of my month in charge of the EBS Blog.  I hope you have enjoyed the posts I have created.  As is customary I offer the following links to web sites that you might find interesting during your studies: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is the UK professional organisation that registers […]

OB Revision Session in Edinburgh

We held a two-day revision session for the December OB examination over Monday and Tuesday of this week. We had our full time cohort of students together with a number of people who had dropped in for the session from France, Norway, Nigeria, the Philippines (via Dubai), Tanzania and from other parts of the UK.   […]

Long Lived Organisations

There is an interesting article on the BBC News website.  The report concerns a family owned building company, R Durtnell and Sons,  in the south east of England that was created in 1591 and has survived 13 generations of that family and more recessions than most.  The family report that surviving the current financial crisis […]

Talent Scarcity in China

Hi – it’s November so I have now taken ownership of this blog and will be posting from an Organisational Behaviour perspective as well as supporting others to continue to build our stories. An article in HRM in Asia cited PricewaterhouseCoopers’ annual global CEO survey in China, saying that more than 59% of respondents said […]