Author Archives: Paul Kearns

Gartner’s HR Score – a pointless exercise without a destination

MI Case Studies in Corporate & Organizational Maturity: No.4 Gartner Unethical and unscrupulous commercial management and medical practice have one thing in common, they put profit before the benefit of their customers/patients. The Maturity Institute always puts human value and … Continue reading

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KPMG – Too big to fail? Too immature to survive.

MI Case Studies in Corporate & Organizational Maturity: No.3 KPMG Email sent from the Maturity Institute on 23rd November 2021 to Maria Clarke, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of International General Counsel, KPMG International Services Limited, 5 Canada Square, London E14 … Continue reading

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Deloitte’s quack ‘HR maturity’ means quack ‘due diligence’, ‘accounts’ and ‘audits’ as well

MI Case Studies in Corporate & Organizational Maturity: No.1 Deloitte Who owns HR Maturity? In November 2002 an early extract from my new book “HR Strategy – Business focused, individually centred” was posted by HR.com. It contained the final version … Continue reading

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The Maturity Institute’s Professional, Scientific, Test of Management Quality

The Maturity Institute (MI) is to professional management what the UK’s General Medical Council is to professional medicine. Both institutions have had to work very hard to protect our professionally-trained, practitioners from quackery. This is what the British Medical Journal … Continue reading

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OMINDEX® Workforce: Connecting Purpose, Values and Performance

Our new diagnostic assesses employee experiences of organizational maturity, social responsibility and stakeholder value The Maturity Institute has been helping organisations to score and rate maturity levels (marrying social responsibility and performance) since we made OMINDEX® our global diagnostic standard … Continue reading

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The very expensive myth of ‘non-financial reporting’

I was sent details today of a 517 page ‘Final Report’ from the European Union on ‘non-financial reporting’. I have seen many references to this term over the last 10 years or so but I have never seen a clear … Continue reading

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ESG Stories: Nestlé’s inauthentic ESG scores an own goal

Here at the Maturity Institute (MI) we have been liaising with Nestlé for some years now, since we wrote our seminal report on their first OMINDEX® rating in 2015. More recently, we have been corresponding with CEO Mark Schneider and … Continue reading

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Simplifying ESG – ‘S’ is for Global, Social and Corporate Reorganization

It is inevitable that ESG will lead to a new, global system of value management, in time. This new management system is dependent on the right approach and measurement system for the ‘S’. Oxford English Dictionary definition: ‘Social’ – adjective. … Continue reading

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What Are The Critical Questions To Ask Every Prospective Board Member?

Andrew Hill’s recent management challenge at the Financial Times ‘Business School’ was to identify the ideal question to ask to a former CEO seeking a board position We thought the FT’s boardroom selection challenge was particularly interesting. With the emergence … Continue reading

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Company legislation should mandate a Global, ESG Management System for Total Stakeholder Value

The Maturity Institute’s OMINDEX® provides a practical solution to the most wicked management problem facing the world Presumably, the purpose of company law is to ensure that companies behave responsibly? In UK company law, Section 172 of the Companies Act … Continue reading

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