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Change management is dead

The single most important factor influencing the operating behaviour of mining companies across the world is the commodity price. Pricing shapes strategy in countless ways: resource allocation, operational discipline, risk tolerance, acquisitions and green and brownfield opportunities.

Eddy Solbrandt*

Mets Investor > Leadership

Change management is dead

The single most important factor influencing the operating behaviour of mining companies across the world is the commodity price. Pricing shapes strategy in countless ways: resource allocation, operational discipline, risk tolerance, acquisitions and green and brownfield opportunities.

Eddy Solbrandt*

Change management is dead

In the lean years of the 80s and 90s, the mining industry focused on operational discipline, reducing extraction costs, streamlining operations, and holding off on pursuing lower grade orebodies. The 2000s reversed this trend and saw a huge increase in demand for metals and minerals, creating fierce competition for productivity gains and a focus on volumes. Commensurate with rising prices, costs spiked exponentially.