December 6, 2023


Imagination at work

Business School Briefing: Enron lessons, next ranking, EMBA salaries

Excellent afternoon from London. 20 several years immediately after the collapse of vitality group Enron, memories of the scandal are fading. How would you remind executives to prevent a repeat of earlier corporate mistakes. Also, the up coming FT Organization Training rating is on us.

Prepared and edited by Wai Kwen Chan and Andrew Jack.


FT organization guides

From the politicisation of the workplace to applying tactic in tough occasions, here are the major titles for November and December.

FT European Organization Universities 2021 rating

It is that time of yr once more and we are not conversing about Christmas. On December six Monday, we will reveal the major organization schools in Europe dependent on their overall performance in numerous rankings. Appear out for this on and read through our coverage on The initial tale was posted this early morning and appeared at what can organization schools teach a loved ones firm?

Sign up for us for the FT’s ‘Future of Organization Training: Spotlight on MBA’

We will be holding a virtual function on Feb 23 Wednesday 2022 with FT Editorial and major organization schools sharing insights about the FT MBA rating, liable organization training, innovation and the long term of the MBA in a put up Covid-19 environment. Sign-up for cost-free on:

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Sign up for our Long term of Do the job reside function

The remaining installment in the FT’s Long term of Do the job series will attribute a mixture of interviews, panels and sensible workshops to equip you with the competencies and understanding to prosper in a new environment of work. Register now for this function — having place on December one from nine.thirty to fourteen.thirty GMT.

Andrew Hill’s management obstacle

Enron filed for personal bankruptcy twenty several years back this 7 days. As I compose in my column, today’s board administrators need to have to know about this scandal and other folks, mainly because, as the scandal fades in memory, the risk that they repeat outdated errors improves.

At the 10-yr anniversary of Enron’s collapse, I proposed administrators should retain a copy of the group’s hubristic final letter to shareholders on their desks, like Renaissance students saved a cranium to remind them of their mortality.

For my management obstacle, propose at the very least a single way in which administrators and executives might be nudged to remember this and other corporate cautionary tales? An annual “Enron day”? A easy calendar reminder? An online class in corporate failure? Send out your thoughts to [email protected].

Last 7 days I requested for suggestions of a advanced product or service or service ripe for simplification. On Twitter, @PaddingtonCares arrived up with a deserving candidate: the regulation and issues method in social housing, which is “in dire need to have of overhaul”. The tweet states: “It requires much far too prolonged to produce results, and is far too sophisticated for lots of to obtain.”

In even further reading through this 7 days, I highly commend extracts from the three proposals that are through to the remaining of the FT/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize this yr. The winner will be introduced on December one (and you can join the entertaining online), but in the meantime enjoy insights into cyber safety, the long term of greater training, and the struggle against weather transform, from, respectively, Manuel Hepfer, Ines Lee and Eileen Tipoe, and Melissa Zhang. The £15,000 prize will be on offer once more up coming yr, so if you have good organization ebook thoughts and will continue to be beneath 35 up coming November, seem out for it.

Knowledge line

Just about every yr, alumni from schools having section in the FT EMBA rating reveal their wage progress. Present salaries display there is continue to a spend gap concerning male and female alumni, with guys reporting, on common, a base wage of $twenty,000 much more than females, compose Sam Stephens and Leo Cremonezi.

Woman alumni, however, have a much larger proportion wage maximize as opposed to their male counterparts in spite of the sizeable spend gap. Around the three several years since completing their studies, female alumni salaries rose by sixty four for each cent, on common, as opposed with the concentrations in advance of they started out their EMBA, whilst it is sixty one for each cent for males. Woman graduates from Asia-Pacific boast the biggest common wage maximize of all alumni at 78 for each cent.

Bar chart of Current wage increase of alumni salaries from before their EMBA  compared with now, split by gender and location showing Executive MBA female alumni have a higher percentage salary increase compared to their male counterparts

Additional examination of the FT’s EMBA rating can be identified here.

Do the job and professions roundup

  • We have all seen colleagues who are bluffing, having not completed their research. Right here are ways to spot all those who are ‘winging it’ at work.

  • Following overcoming ageist setbacks in their professions, two friends kickstarted training programmes with world wide ambitions. Locate out how to prosper as a mid-life girl in the imaginative industries.

In 2021, Jane Evans (remaining) and Carol Russell, posted a ebook termed ‘Invisible to Priceless: Unleashing the Electric power of Mid-Lifetime Women’

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Top rated reads from organization schools in the earlier 7 days

Boris Johnson announces measures to have spread of Omicron variant Uk acts as much more circumstances detected in Europe and Asia-Pacific nations around the world tighten journey constraints. Also, shares slide most in a yr on concern in excess of the new coronavirus variant.

Line chart of Stoxx 600 showing European shares have fallen from record highs

Chinese hypersonic weapon fired a missile in excess of South China Sea The Pentagon struggles to realize how Beijing mastered the technological know-how.

The Pentagon believes China introduced the hypersonic glide car or truck on a Long March rocket, seen here at the Wenchang Area Middle on China’s southern Hainan Island final yr © AFP by way of Getty Illustrations or photos

Jamie Dimon apologises 2 times immediately after declaring JPMorgan will outlast China’s Communist occasion The Wall Road main says he should not have manufactured the remarks following a check out to Hong Kong.

Jamie Dimon at the French headquarters of JP Morgan lender in Paris, June 2021 © AP

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