Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

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Q: I work for a large financial services firm in the City. I've missed the first couple of rounds of redundancies but I'm not confident I'll still be in my job at the end of the year.

Quite a few of my colleagues have taken positions in New York and Zurich, where things seem more secure, but I'm not sure I want to uproot my young family. As you'd imagine, I'm not averse to taking a few risks, but I don't want to create unnecessary upheaval for them.

A: I have a slightly shameful attitude to decision-making - and that's never to make an important one until it's clearly necessary. It's not a perfect system, of course, but I've seen so many examples of friends and acquaintances admirably determined to plan ahead. So they make some courageous and irrevocable decision - only to be confounded shortly afterwards by a totally unforeseen event.

In your case, the only reason for you to decide now to take your family abroad would be if they and you already wanted to make such a move, irrespective of the economic climate. And that's clearly not the case. …

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