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CBI predicts new structure for British businesses
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) believes that UK businesses will conduct a major shake-up of their organisational structures as the nation emerges from recession.
In its recent report The Shape of Business - The Next Ten Years, the CBI states that many firms will step up their use of outsourcing as a way of reducing costs and increasing flexibility.
The publication explains that such a move will result in "a much larger group of activities and people located around the periphery of the organisation".
According to the CBI, a large number of firms are expected to move towards this "core plus periphery" model over the next decade, potentially increasing the demand for interim managers to oversee such changes.
"With the right partnerships, high levels of trust and effective management, these changes should bring even greater flexibility to UK businesses," the report states.
Speaking before the launch of the report at a conference in London last month, CBI director general Richard Lambert said that the impact of the recession will force companies to develop closer relationships with their customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.