FLEXIBILITY AND EXPERIENCE
Our experience in
business and government is unusually wide and diverse. The value of
this emerges when we focus on specific areas which are particularly
important or challenging, where flexible imaginative approaches are
called for and the value of our practical experience shows through.
work we support 'best practice' development work and publish in
academic journals on a number of such focal areas.
arise when organisations commit significant resources and incur risk
through projects. When projects are "owned" by several partner
organisations each of them needs to consider the governance
implications of what they are involved in.
We have led work to develop guidelines for such cases. We have
extended these to cater for particular problems arising in the
management of multi-country research and development projects
co-funded by the
Framework Programme (FP7)
Well-functioning networks are critical to
social, cultural and economic stability and development. Initiatives
to sustain existing networks or develop new ones are increasing in a
globalised world, but there is little agreement on how this is best
We approach the
challenge on the basis of experience going back several decades but
with openness to innovation. Networks are rarely an end in themselves
and thorough analysis of their basis is critical in any attempt to
use, expand or create them.
PRIVATE SECTOR - PUBLIC SECTOR
currently placing particular emphasis on the
between private sector businesses
and non-profit or public sector
organisations ?i.e. government, legally-regulated businesses,
voluntary and non-governmental organisations. We assist in
Transferring best practice management (in both
Aligning objectives ?both strategic and tactical
Developing and supporting
Developing marketing strategies and procurement
Identifying and pursuing opportunities for
complementary initiatives, working, joint research etc.
Realising the commercial value of public sector
Overall our approach is to seek to address difficult and complex
questions with a combination of good theoretical tools, hard-edged
concrete objectives, imaginative suggestions and common sense based on
lengthy practical experience. We aim to add to the resources within
client organisations, not replace them, and we try to make assignments
both rewarding and enjoyable - for all those involved.
Our name says what we aim to be ? partners to management.