Performance Management London Style

May 9, 2009
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I recently attended the Premier Business Leadership Series conference in London hosted by employer SAS. The British know how to provide hospitality. The first nights’ reception was a private function held in the famous British Museum. Hundreds of executives mingled in the great halls of Egyptian and Greek relics including the hall of the Rosetta Stone. What struck me was the growing confidence that the end of the economic downturn is in sight.

I twice facilitated sessions restricted to twenty leaders of companies and government agencies. My first question to them was to compare and contrast how organizations have reacted to the economic downturn during this last year against how they believe these same organizations will take different actions this next year.

Here is what they said.

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I recently attended the Premier Business Leadership Series conference in London hosted by employer SAS. The British know how to provide hospitality. The first nights’ reception was a private function held in the famous British Museum. Hundreds of executives mingled in the great halls of Egyptian and Greek relics including the hall of the Rosetta Stone. What struck me was the growing confidence that the end of the economic downturn is in sight.

I twice facilitated sessions restricted to twenty leaders of companies and government agencies. My first question to them was to compare and contrast how organizations have reacted to the economic downturn during this last year against how they believe these same organizations will take different actions this next year.

Here is what they said.

Continue reading “Performance Management London Style”