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Finance Transformation 2

Blog 2 – How to Fix Finance A simple, top level guide to resolving many of these symptoms is as follows: Understanding the business – It is vital that the Finance understand the ongoing, real time heartbeat or “rhythm” of the  organisation – this is where Finance Business Partners can add value – see Blog […]

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Finance Transformation

My objective is to prepare a series of bite-sized posts connected by a common theme –Finance Transformation, starting with “what is wrong with Finance”, then suggesting ways to resolve, followed by “how to run a Finance Transformation Programme, then go into a number of supporting themes such as Finance Business Partnering, Target Operating models, Shared […]

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The Pointed Carrot

The Pointed Carrot – the Challenge of Change There has been a lot written about Change Management and the many theories ranging from the “carrot and stick” to the “sell don’t tell” to many other more sophisticated techniques.  My experience of delivering change is that there many components which need to be put in place […]

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Brexit – the Way Forward

The Brexit Process – a suggestion from a Programme Manager.   16 steps to Success. This suggested way forward follows my earlier assessment of “How did we do?”  to which the answer was “not very well” putting it mildly and politely – so where do we go next? It is clear that the whole situation is […]

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Brexit – how did we do ?

The Brexit Process – an assessment from a Programme Management angle – how did we do? This assessment is not a political statement.  It is solely an analysis of the robustness of the programme management processes applied to what has been one of the most complicated political problems, possibly ever. I would like to start […]

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Next generation Shared Services

Shared Services Optimisation proposition   The concept of Shared Services started in the early 1990’s in the US, when large corporates were seeking a new, more cost efficient model for running back office services, initially in the Finance function.   These companies then looked to use this same organisation model in Europe in c1995, and […]

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Campo di Sienna

They say first impressions count.  Look at this colourful picture – what do you see? A horse race?  In a town square?  Lots of people – busy, noisy, and a great atmosphere.  Maybe you noticed the riders were bareback. OK so it’s the famous Il Palio – in the piazza called Campo di Sienna, in […]

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Building Cathedrals

This photograph reminds me of the story of the 3 stone masons chopping stones – They were asked one day “why do you come to work?” The first said –“I am chopping stones” The second said “this is my job, my trade, my life” And the third one said “I am building cathedrals!” So what […]

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