The challenges of establishing a centralized internal audit service in the Belgian federal administrations

Please note this is an opinion piece. There are some strongly held convictions which I voice here. My involvement in trying to establish internal audit in the Belgian federal governmentRecently, rumors have been building up again about a centralized internal audit service for the Belgian federal government. I think it would be a very bad … Continue reading The challenges of establishing a centralized internal audit service in the Belgian federal administrations

The 80-year bubble – the end of management consulting as you know it

The origins of management consultingAfter a slow start in the 19th century, management consulting came into its own during the Great Recession, in the early 1930’s. If you want to read more about the dynamics behind the growth of the profession, there are worse papers to read than Christopher D. McKenna’s paper on The Origins … Continue reading The 80-year bubble – the end of management consulting as you know it