Madrid, October 27, 2020.- In the current difficult circumstances of today and for all companies operating in developed economies around the world, the management of compliance is experiencing a decisive development period which might become critical for their survival. The Covid19 pandemic still lacks a clear horizon of certainties, with no date for its eradication and its coexistence among human beings as just another virus. Particularly important is becoming the work of the CFOs because the flow of money has been reduced, due to the stagnation of the supply and demand chain last spring, therefore new and extra financing sources must be sought. I have had the opportunity to read some interesting analysis on compliance management and its impact on the evolution of the new CFOs role (CFO 3.0 era), and its impact on the health of Corporate Social Responsibility.Continue reading “The Crossroads of Managing Compliance”
Client to client and listen carefully. Organizing a specialized seminar requires competent professionals, many hours of work, enthusiasm and the collaboration of the entire company. This is what happened with an event we held at Doka UK: “Case study high-rise event 2018: Understanding how to Build Higher, Faster & Safer”. Continue reading Case study high-rise event 2018: Understanding how to Build Higher, Faster & Safer
UK, March 14, 2018.- All knowledge of the world of human beings, we have to click away. Every second, every minute, every day we have the freedom to read, listen, see, share, comment on any historical event, any current event, any strategy, any business key. We have the immense fortune of having the key of knowledge in our pocket. We just have to worry about having Wi-Fi and enough battery. This historical stage is resolved in the talent of each human being, each woman and each man. An added value built from familiar knowledge, and the circles of people that surround us in student life, or in an early working life.
UK, February 23, 2018.- China, a country with 1,000 million citizens, is already synonymous with colossal construction and engineering projects. Some works that we do not see in the United States or in Europe. Today, I highlight the construction of the largest bridge in the world with an extension of 55 kilometers between the towns of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao. It is truly extraordinary to see videos about his birth over the past decade. Especially the video of the construction company Bouygues explaining the different construction technologies for bridges. For lovers of civil engineering great works this video is a delight:
UK, February 14, 2018.- I have the great fortune of being Managing Director of Doka UK and Doka Ireland. Doka is a multinational company specializing in formwork solutions for large infrastructures, for decades. For this reason, I need reliable information on trends and forecasts on the construction sector in the UK. And sometimes it’s not easy, because there are unforeseen variables, there are unexpected news that can change business prospects. Below I summarize the information that I was able to read in generic media, and specialized in construction. Perhaps the present has already passed, but perhaps we can find some light for the horizon of the coming months.
My conclusion is that the big meetings with political and business leaders, the great regional or world summits, are important and can point to trucks of solutions for complex problems. However, the big conclusions need to be built in each country, in each company and in each household. Continue reading What´s the real influence of the World Economic Forum in Davos?
UK, January 13, 2018.- Crazy ideas, no, technological revolution in the construction industry. We can foresee for real a new era in construction, design and planning put together in 4d virtual reality for massive efficiency improvements.
UK, November 14, 2017.- You will agree with me on this assessment: “The British exit of the European Union is the most significant economic demerger between major economies since the Second World War and much about the forthcoming process of transitioning out of the EU has no precedent. But we know already that both the UK and the EU will be significantly changed by what is about to unfold”.
On March 29, 2019, at 13:00 GMT, UK will de facto leave the European Union, as announced by the Prime Minister, Theresa May. We will record the real effects of Brexit as of this date. For the time being, it is necessary to be informed and to the extent possible to anticipate the consequences.”.
Last July publish in this Blog a case of successful management like Apple. In August I bring a business case with less success: Uber. The technological giants carry out negotiations that appear in all business schools. Some are examples of management to study and draw positive conclusions when managing multinationals. However, business failures sometimes also serve to draw conclusions from what should not be done. Uber has a dubious reputation in many countries because he enters as “an elephant in a hardware store”. I say this with all due respect, of course. I read this information from the New York Times that seems to me the most fair to Uber’s business reality Continue reading Uber: From technological innovation to resignations and management scandals
UK, July 17, 2017.- Prizes awarded by the specialized press of an economic sector have a great prestige and reputation. They usually have a jury formed by great professionals very demanding in the selection of the winners. The company I work in, Doka UK, has received the Commercial Innovation of Year Award from Construction News magazine. Great news for all managers and employees of Doka UK because it means great support for the new business strategy since the end of 2015. Construction News has published the reasons for the Doka UK Award:
UK, July 15, 2017.- It´s very easy to select one example of good business management and one of bad business management. A glance by the economic press is enough to see daily news of the top executives of multinationals, and small and medium-sized companies.
UK, June 14, 2017.- The uncertainty generated by the negotiation of Brexit with the European Union has led to numerous studies, reports, assessments and projections on what will actually happen to the British economy, and in particular the construction sector in which I currently develop (Doka UK and Doka Ireland). For these reasons, I have had the opportunity to read the following analysis of Reuters and I think it may be interesting for professionals in any economic sector:
UK, May 10, 2017.- The first industrial revolution came about thanks to the steam engine. It happened to him the second revolution derived from the electrical energy. The third industrial revolution came with the computer age. And we are already living the fourth industrial revolution, 4.0, with the digital transformation of economic processes. This present looks like the future drawn a few years ago. However, it seems to accelerate, for example, in labor material. In the next decade, several professional profiles may disappear by robots or computer logarithms. Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School, anticipated:
UK, January 13, 2017. Perhaps annual American film awards are not the first place where you will find a leadership lesson. Surely not. Universities, Business Schools, Bibliography of experts and the companies themselves, are more suitable places to find this knowledge. Nevertheless, in the last edition of the Golden Globes Awards that gives the press extrenajera to the American cinema happened this:
UK, October 17, 2016.- The immediacy of information every day, connected in real time to numerous sources, networks, forums …. prevents us look at really interesting documents. Business concern us, they worry and keep our quest to find the latest keys.
However, today I will recommend the quiet reading analysis: “The Farmers Recipe For Strategic Business Growth”, written by Tito Philips Jnr. It describes itself as well: My name is Tito Philips Jnr, an unusual Nigerian that is MAD – Making A Difference. I’m the Chief Community Leader here and this is where we raise the bar of entrepreneurship. We are a TRIBE of Unusual Entrepreneurs, we are not your every day entrepreneurs who go into business to put food on the table and pay bills. For us, business is more than making ends meet [survival]. It is our means of doing what we love [passion], changing the world [purpose] and being financially rewarded for it [profit]™.
UK, October 11, 2016.- The vast majority of citizens took up a smartphone. No matter what brand, the manufacturer, the latest model, the latest innovation. It matters more what is done with a device connected to the Internet permanently. Undoubtedly, one of the great advances of mankind in the last 25 years. However, manufacturers of Smartphones have embarked on a mad race to produce the world’s best selling mobile. The great rivalry between iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) leads to other manufacturers to try to create amazing devices. The crisis of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a proof of this crazy race. I quote here an interesting report from the British news agencies, Reuters:
UK, august 4, 2016.- Automatic climbing formwork SKE plus. The crane-independent climbing formwork for structures of any shape and height. For every type of structure, the modular design concept of the crane-independent Automatic climbing formwork SKE provides an economical solution for any type of structure, for steady progress irrespective of weather conditions and maximum safety for the entire construction crew.
UK, July 15, 2016.- Ashley Simons of Doka reports: At three major London high-rise projects – No 1 Blackfriars, Highpoint and White Collar Factory – concrete-frame construction firm Dunne Group is using a new smart technology and service to increase its on-site productivity and at the same time deliver a quality concrete structure.
Doka UK, 3 may 2016.- From April 11 to 17, Munich was again the centre of attention for the construction industry. About 580,000 people from 200 nations visited bauma 2016. 3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries displayed their products and abilities on the 605,000 m2 of trade fair grounds. And about 4,000 m² of that total gleamed brightly in Doka yellow.
UK, Feb, 2, 2016.- I read a very interesting interview in the New York Times on the management of business leadership. This is an interview with Amit Singh, president of Google for Work, which concludes: “the difference between frontline managers and leaders. Leaders finda way to work together”. I was charming. Form teams of professionals in projects and attractive targets is a sensitive, complex responsibility. I bring my blog an fragment from this interview that has much to do with talent management teams of people.
Britain, December 03, 2015.- The birth of the second smartphone was in 2007 with the iPhone has marked the recent digital revolution. The enormous potential of this small device in our pocket 24 hours, Monday through Sunday, has changed our personal and professional lives. In this sense, I just read an interesting analysis of business and technology leaders in the Board & Leadership. I note your comment here for your main arguments:
Monday, September 14, 2015. The perception of talent in the team of your company is a very sensitive task. And once registered the added value of every manager and employee, you have to manage and drive in line with the Business Plan. These activities require time, more in some people, and less in others. It depends on the viability of the first financial year in change management. Liz Ryan, an expert in HR and Manegement, has a fixed edition of Forbes magazine section. His pen is incisive and match their thesis is sometimes complex. However, the following reflection of Liz I have found interesting: