Successful business will continue to grow and put growth as a prime goal year on year, but then business growth creates complexity. There are many plates being spun at one time and people, systems and processes intertwine to create a web which is difficul
There is pressure on all sides for companies to perform. The demand for profits means companies need to sell more, quicker, cheaper and retain more market share.
The importance of good corporate governance in the economic landscape of a country need not be stressed more. Modern day economies are assessed as much by the quality of the governance standards of their legal entities as by the financial value they creat
Despite extensive reform efforts and increased awareness of corporate governance over the last two decades or more, there are no apparent signs of governance lapses becoming less common. Often, history seems to be repeating itself.
Nicolas Boël is the Chairman of Solvay, the Belgian chemicals multinational founded over 150 years ago by the brothers Ernest and Alfred Solvay.
No sector, nowhere in the world, can durably shield itself from the disruptions and uncertainties brought about by technology change and the digitalization of activities and business models.
The distinction between what is “hard” and “soft” in business is odd. Most people have a bias towards either of them without seriously making an effort to strengthen themselves along the other dimension that comes least naturally for them. Meanwhile, grea