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During periods recession companies move away from innovation and expansion to: Stick to the knitting; back to basics; focus; look for low hanging fruit; downsize; cut the slack; cut costs and optimize everything. All of this puts C-Level managers under pressure and after a prolonged period leaves them ill equipped to make all the changes for recovery. At the same time; good people have left the company, and those that can have retired! Those remaining are wary of taking any risks, are neot generally innovators, and just want a safe and stable existence.
Add to all this the migration to an unstable and chaotic world of networked people and things, and no wonder managers are tired, stressed and struggling. So what can they