ATTA Member Articles

  • 16 February 2017 09:43 | Deleted user

    A new survey suggests that for their transformations to succeed, organizations need employee buy-in at all levels, consistent communication, and better people strategies.
    Organizational transformations are hard work, and according to the latest McKinsey Global Survey on the topic, companies are no more successful at overhauling their performance and organizational health than they were ten years ago. A particular blind spot seems to be the failure to involve frontline employees and their managers in the effort. Read more

  • 25 January 2017 13:10 | Deleted user

    Lessons from an executive who has done so three times in the past dozen years.

    Few executives lead corporate-transformation efforts at three separate businesses before they turn 50, let alone businesses in three very different industries. Davor Tomašković is one of them. The CEO and president of the management board at Hrvatski Telekom (HT), Croatia’s biggest telco (and a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom), first came to wider attention in 2004, when he took the top job at the struggling Balkan retail and distribution group Tisak. After helping the company to stave off bankruptcy and helping turn it into the biggest national player in its sector, Tomašković was, in 2006, appointed CEO of TDR, a successful regional Croatian tobacco manufacturer that nevertheless faced a challenging economic and regulatory environment in the wake of the global financial crisis. Read more...

  • 01 December 2016 14:15 | Deleted user

    The individual charged with leading change must have multiple capabilities.

    An experienced and highly capable leader—the chief transformation officer (CTO)—will significantly improve the chances of a successful transformation. In our work with scores of companies that have embarked on this course, we’ve seen CTOs single-mindedly drive the organization forward and hold accountable those responsible for the hundreds (even thousands) of daily actions and initiatives that underlie a typical program.[...]
    Click here to read more of this article from McKinsey & Company.

  • 01 December 2016 14:12 | Deleted user

    Five elements can keep bad habits from reasserting themselves.

    Six years ago, the executives of a North American engineering business realized the company’s earnings momentum had stalled. Shareholders were restive, and the board was pushing to set a new growth trajectory. The CEO and senior colleagues responded in a logical and determined way, embarking on what proved to be a Herculean and seemingly successful effort to transform the business. The company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) increased by more than $100 million, and its cash position improved by $150 million (both of these figures were higher than the original targets). [...]
    Click here to read more on McKinsey & Company.

  • 06 June 2016 09:40 | Deleted user

    This article was posted on McKinsey & Company website on May 2016.

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  • 16 September 2013 17:40 | Deleted user
    This article appeared in the PwC publication Restructuring Trends.  Rupert is a Founding Member of ATTA, currently serves on the Board and leads the Membership Committee.

    Fixing Cracked China - PwC - Rupert Purser.pdf

  • 17 July 2013 17:39 | Deleted user

    This article appears in Hong Kong AmCham's magazine July 2013.

    Understanding Restructuring and Turnarounds in Asia.pdf
  • 08 January 2013 17:38 | Deleted user
    Working in China - Bob Fonow.pdf

    This article appears in Shanghai AmCham, Insight Magazine, January 2013.

  • 26 December 2012 17:35 | Deleted user

    This articles appears in the December 2012 China Brief published by AmCham China.  Bob is a key member of our Beijing Chapter.

  • 07 December 2012 17:31 | Deleted user

    Jack Rodman is the president of Global Distressed Solutions LLC. He spent 1999 to 2011 living in Japan and China packaging and disposing of nonperforming loans and distressed assets.  This article appears on Quartz.

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