Download an article by David Young Designing better headquarters in PDF format Designing Effective Corporate Headquarters Corporate Headquarters: An international analysis of their roles and staffing provides the answers. This comprehensive new report presents the findings of an in-depth international survey of over 600 major corporations in seven countries, co-ordinated by Ashridge Strategic Management Centre. A unique source of hard data, it provides a country by country comparison of headquarter structures, staffing and roles. Benchmarking your own headquarters against what others are doing will throw into relief important issues that need to be addressed. Managers and consultants alike will find the report an invaluable guide to designing effective headquarters. Key issues addressed by the report: * How do the size, structure and roles of corporate headquarters differ between companies and countries? * What are the factors that shape corporate headquarters, regardless of their location? * Are these factors equally important in all countries? * Do these factors explain all the differences between countries? * What other factors lead to differences between countries?