Category Archives: Whole system thinking

Boards and C-Suites have arrived at the same fork in the road as HR

The HR department has always had a bad press. I should know, I’ve been working in the field for nearly forty years and have had to suffer the flawed diagnoses and simplistic prescriptions from writers who have never worked in … Continue reading

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Total Stakeholder Value – A Whole System Solution for Executive Pay

Executive pay is a broken system. Every day another headline appears in the business media with Boards not knowing which way to turn for the best. That’s why MI decided to set up its own CEO Remuneration Project last year; a … Continue reading

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MBAs are obsolete

At what point does something become obsolete? The photograph on the left, of a trader using an abacus in Hong Kong, was taken as recently as 2013. So if the abacus is still in use today, how could it be … Continue reading

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MI launches whole system management team

MI is very pleased to announce the inauguration of its first whole system management team for the growth in the institute that is planned for 2017.  This team currently comprises specialist leads in integrated reporting, lean operations, performance, corporate governance, human … Continue reading

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MI Appoints Nick Shepherd as its Lead on Integrated Reporting

MI is very pleased to announce the appointment of Council member Nick Shepherd as its Lead on Integrated Reporting with immediate effect. MI’s whole system philosophy necessitates the total integration of all information management and reporting systems. This, in turn, … Continue reading

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MI to set Global Standard for CEO Remuneration

The Maturity Institute is very pleased to announce the launch of its major project entitled ‘Value & CEO Remuneration in a Mature Organization‘ to establish a global standard for CEO remuneration. MI is perfectly placed to initiate such a project … Continue reading

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Capitalism, Morality, Maturity, Value, Returns, Profit – It’s all in a cup of coffee

How do you explain an extremely complex subject in very simple terms that any ordinary citizen would understand? This is the challenge that I face every day as the Chair of the Maturity Institute.  The core message is simplicity itself … Continue reading

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Human Governance: the ‘why’, the ‘what’, the ‘how’ & the ‘who’

The Why? The Maturity Institute (MI) was formed for a number of very sound reasons. One is recognition, shared with many other impartial observers, that there is something rotten in the state of capitalism.  That does not mean capitalism is … Continue reading

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Mature governance – the No. 1 issue of our time

How many times might you expect to experience a complete shift in thinking about how society should be run? History tells us, at least at a national level, that these matters have usually been resolved only after violent struggles. The … Continue reading

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Human productivity

If I have learned any important lessons about economics (since I gained my degree in the subject over 35 years ago) they are these.  One, there is a huge gulf between how the theory is taught and how economic policies … Continue reading

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