One colleague lamented—via email of course—that he’s been to Barcelona several times adding, “one day I’m going to see this city.”
But with the economy in a tailspin, nobody’s got time to check out amazing architecture.
William P. Lauder, CEO of Estée Lauder, recently told Business Week that he’s adjusted his corporate budget in anticipation of a very difficult holiday selling season.
Mr. Lauder is asking each brand manager three questions, “What must you have? What would like to keep going? And what can you give up?”
No doubt that this is going to be a tough December. And with European banks starting to collapse, it seems as though the tough times will be with us for a while.
We’re starting this blog at Happi.com to help keep the lines of communication open even as our readers seem to have less and less time to get their jobs done. Our question, to you then, is “what is your company doing—or what do you think it should be doing—to prepare for a prolonged downturn in the economy?” Reduced travel? Hiring freeze? Let us know. We want to hear from you!