• Gender equality in the UK: The next stage of the journey

    September 16, 2013 | Organization | Bain Brief

    Over the last 50 years, gender equality has transformed our society. However, despite all this progress, both men and women are starting to recognise and worry that we’re still a long way off achieving true gender equality in this country. Changing corporate culture and leadership behaviours is

  • Seizing the onshore opportunity in Brazil

    September 15, 2013 | Organizational Design & Operating Model, Oil & Gas | Oilfield Technology

    Huge opportunities will likely open up in Brazil for companies that can bring to life the full potential of onshore gas reserves, conventional and unconventional. Those who focus on overcoming the challenges faced by operators and their supply chains will have a better chance of winning in this new

  • The decision-driven organization

    May 31, 2010 | Organization | Harvard Business Review

    Reorganizations are popular with chief executives, who believe that making big structural changes will lead to better performance. In reality, a company's structure results in better performance only if it improves the organization's ability to make and execute key decisions better and faster than

  • Oil & gas industry consulting

    March 29, 2009 | Oil & Gas | Bain slip sheet

    As the first quarter of 2009 draws to a close, the global Oil & Gas industry continues to work through challenging times. Oil prices remain volatile, investment and activity levels are uncertain and the financial sector is still turbulent. To improve the odds of success in such conditions:

  • Building a winning culture

    August 24, 2006 | Performance Culture | Bain Brief

    Why has Dell been consistently successful over the past decade? Aside from the operational discipline and talented people, Dell founder Michael Dell and CEO Kevin Rollins cites their success on "years and years of DNA development that is not replicable outside the company." In a word: culture.

  • Putting your leaders where it counts

    September 30, 2003 | Organization | Handbook of Business Strategy

    Companies that systematically and continuously put the right leaders in the right jobs outperform companies that don't - by a wide margin. In this article, the authors argue that chief executives must recognize and act on the consequences of how they deploy their best managers.

  • The Six Habits of Highly Effective Change Managers

    February 28, 2002 | Results Delivery | Benelux newsletter

    For a company to significantly change its performance pattern, instead of merely incrementalising it, a radical change of behaviour is warranted. Unfortunately most companies, like human beings, have a hard time changing. Even if they know they must.