GCC Economies Face Impending Market Turmoil: Executives Must Prepare for New Challenges.

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Business leaders in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region are bracing themselves for challenging times ahead as they anticipate increased pressure to transform or restructure their businesses amid an impending market turmoil. According to a survey conducted by Alvarez & Marsal, approximately 75% of GCC business leaders expect a reversal or slowdown in economic growth […]
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Stuck in Transformation: Understanding the Importance and Challenges of Corporate Transformation 

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Corporate transformation is a critical aspect of modern business, as companies seek to adapt to changing market conditions and stay ahead of the competition. However, despite its importance, many companies struggle with the process of transforming their business operations, and a significant percentage of these initiatives fail. In this article, we will explore why corporate […]
The revision of Swiss company law increases liabilities and responsibilities of non-executive directors

The revision of Swiss company law increases liabilities and responsibilities of non-executive directors

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The role of non-executive directors is often sought as an attractive crowning glory of a career in management. It is easily overlooked that the Swiss Code of Obligations (CO) differs from the regulations in e.g. Germany or the Anglo-Saxon area and that the board of directors, unlike the German or Anglo-Saxon supervisory board, does not […]
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The Good Coach Wins The Game – The Chairman And Their Team

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In professional sports, mental readiness is key for champions. This is highlighting the importance of being mentally balanced also for senior executives. The Non-Executive Board must observe and nurture the mental health of the firm’s top executives in addition to overseeing the firm and acting as the interface between shareholders and executive management, to create resilient and sustainable organizations. Executives are skilled, able, and well-meaning! Yet, in situations of rapid change, […]
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Flying On Sight – leadership under heavy cash constraints

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Cash constraints and scarce liquidity are notorious in Distress and Turnaround situations and often characterize situations of rapid change for many companies. Maneuvering under these conditions is often a question of discipline and applying the right tools in a timely manner. Challenges are faced on many levels of the organization, but ultimately it comes down […]
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A post-COVID19 workplace scenario – Geographic borders will be removed from talent acquisition and put us all in global competition

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COVID-19 has catapulted us to collaboration 2.0. The black swan event of a global pandemic has disrupted the work-environment. The urge to adapt is inevitably forced from the outside on companies, creating a situation of rapid change, where the dynamic of the transformation keeps accelerating. Companies are struggling to retain their operational integrity shaping the […]
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In Corporate Turnaround – choose your battles wisely

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High emotional engagement of the executive management can flaw the assessment of the situation of the firm and the decision, to discontinue an ineffective strategy. Yet, the lack of adaptability has been identified as a major reason for bankruptcy. This is intuitive, understanding, executives are maneuvering through vast uncertainties every day. In situations of rapid […]