Pin Arboledas, José R.; García-Lombardía, P.; Gallifa, A.
Despite the abundance of business opportunities in Brazil and the warmth and creativity of its society, resettling in the country is not all sweetness and light. There are a number of aspects that every company and executive should know before accepting an international assignment there. This report, based on real-life cases, provides a roadmap for successful expatriation to Brazil.
García-Lombardía, P.; Pin Arboledas, José R.; Echegaray, J.I.; Ilario, L.
Workplace absenteeism – popularly known as skiving off work or pulling a sicky – is not only bad for business but erodes trust between employer and employee. A new study by IESE-IRCO and the Spanish consultancy Persona examines the root causes of the problem and proposes prevention strategies beyond mere punitive measures.
García-Lombardía, P.; Pin Arboledas, José R.
A new study of the Spanish hospitality industry reveals some of the chief causes, consequences and lines of action to take regarding high turnover in a sector that represents 6 percent of GDP and employs 5.7 percent of the country’s working population.
Argandoña Rámiz, Antonio; Fontrodona Felip, Joan; García-Lombardía, P.
They keys to success in a program to prevent alcohol abuse are getting all stakeholders involved, transmitting a clear message and working at the local level, according to the “White Book on Consumption of Alcohol in Spain,” published by IESE and beverage-maker Diageo. Its authors argue that responsible consumption of alcohol should be the pillar of Corporate Social Responsibility in this sector and also the key to its sustainability.
Pin Arboledas, José R.; García-Lombardía, P.
Thirty-six percent of Spanish expatriates returning early do so because of difficulties adapting to the new location. Yet most of these executives did not receive any sort of intercultural training prior to their departure. A study by IESE and ERES Relocation Services analyzes the challenges of expatriation and recommends how to handle the process successfully.
Cardona Soriano, Pablo; García-Lombardía, P.
Results and talent. In people management, competencies should be given equal consideration to objectives, say Pablo Cardona and Pilar García-Lombardía in their book "Cómo desarrollar las competencias de liderazgo" ("How to Develop Leadership Competencies"). In the authors' view, organizations that adapt tasks to fit their employees' competency profile have a better chance of success, especially if they take steps to develop the desired competencies. Cardona and García-Lombardía review the methods most commonly used to measure and improve competencies. Requirements: knowing oneself and accepting help. Means: coaching
Cardona Soriano, Pablo; Chinchilla Albiol, Nuria; García-Lombardía, P.
In an increasingly competitive environment, in which new technologies and globalization have led to the emergence of new ways of organizing and new ways of working, companies look to their leaders to meet the challenges. Certain aspects of managerial excellence, beyond objective technical skills, seem to be becoming more highly appreciated. What is the profile of the ideal manager? What competences are most valued in business? In the occasional paper "Las competencias directivas más valoradas" ("The Most Valued Managerial Competences"), Research Associate Pilar García-Lombardia and Professors Pablo Cardona and María Nuria Chinchilla of IESE discuss these questions.