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Interrogating value

BEST PRACTICE OR NOT BEST PRACTICE? THAT IS THE QUESTION

Winter 2015

Paul Hughes, Cranford School of Management

We often look outside our organisation to find the best practice. But that may be very bad practice...

 

 

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Summer 2015

Paul Hughes, Cranfield School of Management

Why you need to examine the dark side of your company’s moon to really add value.

Most of you can shut your eyes and easily visualise the moon. You’d be able to ‘see’ the ‘face’, the distinctive features that make our moon so recognisable to us. We all know what the moon looks like. But how often have you looked at the other side of the moon, the ‘dark side’?

 

 

SEARCHING FOR VALUE

Spring 2015

Paul Hughes, Cranfield School of Management

Paul Hughes of Cranfield School of Management explains about the value proposition - and why GCs need to be in the know.

How much can an in-house lawyer affect the value proposition of an organisation?

That’s quite a big question. I would argue “a lot”. If we accept that premise, then we can move on to a far more interesting discussion: how?

 

 

A DANGEROUS GAME OF BLUFF

Winter 2014/15

Paul Hughes, Cranfield School of Management

In today’s business climate it’s imperative for in-house teams to demonstrate value to the business. In a regular column, Paul Hughes of Cranfield School of Management tells us why and how.

When I was talking recently with the GC of a multinational operating globally, they outlined the purpose of their legal function to me. They said it existed to ‘provide high quality legal services tailored to the organisation’s needs, carried out by more knowledgeable lawyers than could be secured from external providers, yet at a much reduced price than would be paid if solely using an external supplier’.

 

 

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