Author Archives: Jean-Bertrand de Lartigue

Top 5 factors to keep high morale in your business,

Factor number 1 The organization needs to be strategically aligned. You have to create a management system that will mobilize all your people, channelling their energy and abilities, encouraging them to share their specific knowledge with others, outside and inside the organization, to fulfil the company mission. The first task would be to understand in Read More

Top 5 factors to keep high morale in your business

In the current climate we are bound to look for cost savings, as revenues at best are stagnating or reducing. Those cost cutting exercises most of the time end up in redundancies or reduced worked hours with lower salaries, requiring people to do more with less, so it is very difficult to keep the morale Read More

Change is accelerating can your business adapts quickly enough?

The Internet facilitated technologies convergence, and people collaborative behaviours creating changes at an unprecedented rate. People requirements are now driving technology changes when in the 1990’s technologies were driving people behavioural changes. Consumption patterns are shifting dramatically and social networking is changing and reinforcing behavioural shifts but businesses are not embracing the digital world quickly Read More

"If You Want Your Employees Go the Extra Miles Reward Them More”

 Low performers love to be treated the same as high performers, in contrast High performers feel it is unfair. Unfortunately most rewards systems are designed to make sure everybody is levelled. If you want to get more work and better work out of every employee you would have to reward their performance fairly and individually. Read More

Is cash an issue to fund your business growth?

In the current economic climate, SME’s cannot rely on banks or other financial institutions for providing them with cash injections when they need it. They need to be self-financing, as external funding is becoming more and more difficult to secure.  In this environment it is not unusual to be under pressure from your suppliers to Read More

Bridging the Boardroom Gender Gap

Continuing the theme of our last blog, even though women make up nearly half the working population in many regions around the world, they are not being given a voice in one of the most influential areas of corporate life – the boardroom. Lord Davies has just published a government report on the lack of Read More

Equality for Women – Enabling Work / Life Balance

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day with events taking place worldwide. The theme this year is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: pathway to decent work for women”. This prompts me to reconsider the age long question of equality for women in the workplace, an issue of debate throughout Read More

Why SME’s should start expanding their global horizons

Question – when is the most opportune time for SME’s to consider entering new markets overseas? Answer – now! Many UK firms have already jumped on the bandwagon and, according to a recent article in Director magazine, UK international trade was up 12% overall and by 31% to emerging economies in the first four months Read More

Can you manage stress in the workplace?

Today’s workforce is experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before. We’re currently going through a period of economic and technological change, which provokes personal fears about such issues as job and financial security, opportunities for advancement and, on a broader scale, concern about the viability of the businesses we’re part of. According to the Read More

People will soon be throwing away their wallets – is your business prepared?

Even back in 2007, research indicated that people were more likely to leave home without their wallet than their mobile phone (Sunday Times article 29/4/07) and credit card companies and mobile phone manufacturers alike are now cashing in on this! At the checkout, the question will soon become “how would you like to pay for Read More