economic recession


Recession: Understanding the business and psychological impact 1

Overview: Recession – Understanding the business and psychological impact This briefing provides the results of a web-based survey conducted on this site between February and May 2009 to determine the real costs and impact of the recession – especially from the perspective of the psychological impact upon organizations’ human resources. […]


Navigating the Recession: The waves of change 1

A clear point emanating from my earlier posts and, importantly, discussions with business managers and leaders is that we cannot afford just to “sit this one out” and expect the business world (and in fact the world in general) to be in exactly the same shape as it was before […]


Strategy and the Future World: Why the next three months may hold the key

Those of you who have been following my scenarios will know that I hold that future, not the past or even current events associated with the current financial crisis, will determine the shape of the the future business world. In my scenarios as described in 2009: Signposts to where? – […]


New Regulation: Implications for Capitalism II

On 23rd February Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, gave a keynote presentation to the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR)[1]. Whilst this presentation was a clear signal of the shape of “regulation to come for the banking sector, there might be some important clues from this presentation, […]


Recession: Looking for stress points

In my last posting Davos 2009, Recession and Business Strategy: Quo Vadis? I included some straightforward questions to start the process of “stress testing” your business strategy.  In this posting I would like to explore the issue of “Stress” from a different perspective, which has a distinctly human element. Unfortunately […]


Davos 2009, Recession and Business Strategy: Quo Vadis? 1

Davos: Are the muddied waters clearer? [Updated 25 February 2009] I thought that I would save my next blog entry on the strategy implications of economic recession until the conclusions of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos emerged. I wanted to use the output from Davos to review my […]