On 28 January 1986, the NASA space shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, causing the death of all its crew members. An official report, published the same year, highlighted the decision making errors made by key individuals as a result of sleep loss and early shift-work.
“Directors tend to be thought of as confident,” a Harvard Business Review report claimed. “After all, they routinely make decisions under conditions of uncertainty.” But that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to workplace anxiety.
Executive director Nick Cooper share insights from Landor’s recent study, discussing what it says about today’s M&A market and the role of brand strategy.
We all come back from work with good intentions, but our goals can quickly go out the window. So be deliberate in how you want to achieve success by taking these winning habits on board.
As products gain depth and promise more benefits, greater claims are made from manufacturers and retailers. People, of course, want to be informed so as to make the best choices. But in whom will they place their trust? That’s where consumer-generated content comes in.
Sports Direct hit the headlines in May after its only female director resigned. It was suggested her voice was no longer being listened to by the board and her effectiveness in the role was being limited.
Tom Marsden, CEO of team analytics company Saberr, investigates what really makes a happy and successful team.
In his most recent letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos, the boss of ecommerce giant Amazon, details areas of obsession which will lead you to success.
Following February statistics revealing that one in seven workers wanted to be self-employed, City Breaks in Newcastle tried to find out what exactly made being a business owner so appealing.
Central to most media attention is the assumption that somehow bad corporate governance is to blame for the scandal of the moment – that is, that the systems of checks and balances meant to prevent abuse by executives have failed.
Decisions are the perennial facet of the human psyche – should I or shouldn’t I? While the consequences of making a poor sandwich or movie choice are relatively immaterial, the wrong business decisions could have significantly worse implications.
Many firms have reported declines in corporate earnings and markets are on the brink of recession. Moreover, CEB research shows companies are losing as much as one per cent of sales as a result of poor planning and decision making when allocating resources.