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The robots are coming (but it’s okay)

The robots are coming (but it’s okay)

Posted on 16.09.2019 by Wilbury Stratton

Just a few years back, who would have thought the largest taxi company in the world wouldn’t own a single car? Or that cars in some cities would be self-driving? Or that this very article might have been generated by a computer? It wasn’t, actually, but the point is made. The world is changing. It is becoming increasingly difficult to…

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<b>Ten minutes with Jon Ridout, head of executive search at BT</b>

Ten minutes with Jon Ridout, head of executive search at BT

Posted on 01.08.2019 by Wilbury Stratton

Each quarter we interview a key corporate decision-maker, gleaning their views and opinions on a range of market issues. This quarter we spent some time with Jon Ridout, Head of Executive Resourcing at BT. Our conversation went something like this... Hi Jon. You've worked across a number of sectors during your career. Do you feel the challenges for heads of…

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<b>Time to ditch the nine-box grid?</b>

Time to ditch the nine-box grid?

Posted on 30.07.2019 by Wilbury Stratton

It's an assessment tool dreamed up by McKinsey in the 1960s. Disarmingly simple, its straightforward lexicon of ‘high’, ‘low’ and ‘moderate’ hasn’t changed in over fifty years. We’re talking of course of the nine box grid. Should we still be using it today? That’s the question we found ourselves asking during a recent project aimed at understanding best practice in…

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