Publications

Right Lane Review — The Collective Pivot

COVID-19 has dominated our news feeds, our conversations and our headspace. What is unique is that we are experiencing this collectively. How we experience it will differ but this pandemic affects all of us.

It’s important to remind ourselves that regardless of how we got there – we pivoted. We brought our office furniture home, found nooks and cupboards to turn into offices, negotiated table space, bemoaned internet speeds and re-negotiated our calendars. The step you take after you pivot is the first of many towards adapting. In this edition of the Right Lane Review we outline processes, tools and practices that will support you to move towards adapting.

Returning to the office: Resetting your team

18 December 2020

As many of us, particularly in Melbourne, turn our minds and bodies to a return to the office, thinking through how to best support your team and get the most out of your in-person interactions becomes a priority, and reconnecting with your teams purposefully has never been more important. In this article we share with you some practical and simple ideas on how to support a smooth transition back into a ‘COVID normal’ work environment.

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Budget changes picking ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in the super system

20 October 2020

The changes announced in the recent Budget, aimed at improving efficiency in the super system, are in essence picking the ‘winners’ and the ‘losers’ in the system. The stapling of accounts and spotlight on fees and performance is likely to escalate switching behaviour while reducing the prominence of the default distribution market, which may shrink to less than 220,000 accounts annually. The battle ground for member acquisition will shift to ‘direct to consumer’ distribution, a market which is estimated to be approximately 1 million accounts annually, currently dominated by a handful of large funds.

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Strategic impact for local government: 5 ways to ‘power up’ your council strategic planning process

4 October 2020

With council planning season fast approaching in Victoria, the 5 steps identified here provide councils with valuable insights to apply to their strategic planning process, and to assist in truly bringing strategic impact back into focus.

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The value of a robust diagnosis: be better prepared for this year’s council planning process

4 October 2020

With council plans due for review in the coming months in Victoria, we recommend councils invest time in a diagnosis of their strategic context to inform upcoming decisions.

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Strategy execution: Aligning your organisation to your council plan

4 October 2020

It takes more than just a great council planning session to affect real change in your council. The next challenge is delivering on that plan. Here we outline a six step ‘recipe’ to help you align your organisation to your council plan.

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Beyond the council plan – creating impact with a corporate plan

4 October 2020

To help address issues that may affect the council’s ability to deliver on their council strategic plan, we suggest developing an internal corporate plan to ensure the outcomes of the council plan can be delivered.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Majority of Australia’s super funds are likely to tip into negative cashflows

20 July 2020

Majority of Australia’s super funds are likely to tip into negative cashflows. MEDIA RELEASE.

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Challenges facing organisations and what we can learn from our shared experiences

26 June 2020

In this unscripted conversation with senior Right Lane colleagues Marc Levy and Zoe Pappas, they reflect on the strategic and organisational challenges they are helping our clients solve and what we are seeing and hearing from our clients at this difficult and uncertain time, and suggest some topics other organisations should consider as we all make our way through this unprecedented experience together.

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The impact of COVID-19 on investment teams

18 June 2020

How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact investment teams? Were investment teams prepared to deal with a pandemic? What are the short-term implications for operational activities and investment strategy? What are the lasting implications for the investment management industry?

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MEDIA RELEASE: Australia’s superannuation system needs further consolidation to survive and thrive in the post-COVID-19 world

25 May 2020

Australia’s superannuation system needs further consolidation to survive and thrive in the post-COVID-19 world. MEDIA RELEASE.

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