friendship is a great start for business, yet there is a red line, when friendship becomes the breeding ground for Nepotism, challenging shareholder interest.
COVID-19 has catapulted us to collaboration 2.0. The black swan event of a global pandemic has disrupted the work-environment. The urge to adapt is inevitably forced from the outside on companies, creating a situation of rapid change, where the dynamic of the transformation keeps accelerating. Companies are struggling to retain their operational integrity shaping the... Continue Reading →
High emotional engagement of the executive management can flaw the assessment of the situation of the firm and the decision, to discontinue an ineffective strategy. Yet, the lack of adaptability has been identified as a major reason for bankruptcy. This is intuitive, understanding, executives are maneuvering through vast uncertainties every day. In situations of rapid... Continue Reading →
If the executive team gets stuck in any of the five stages of the "process of depression" during the turnaround management, it is likely to lead to the bankruptcy of the firm. Severe troubles of a firm are often paralleled by a situation of rapid change, where the dynamics of (involuntary) transformation keep accelerating and exceed the... Continue Reading →
Steve Tobak from CBS MoneyWatch identifies three phases for a turnaround, in a situation of rapid change. The most important initial starting point of claiming control over the turnaround process is forgotten. When on-boarded, stopping the firm's downward trend is critical and the core objective of the turnaround CEO. This aims for multiple stakeholders, including investors,... Continue Reading →
As a rule of thumb, a turnaround is considered something in the region of 12 for up to 30 months. Due to many uncertainties, the timeframe is varying. The objective of the turnaround is to reach break-even of the firm (again), or for start-up and growth firms, getting to the verge of scalability. Three milestones mark... Continue Reading →