Technological disruptions in business – does it change everything? Webinar Recording

Our Business Perspectives webinar on “Technological disruptions in business – does it change everything?” took place on Monday 2 July. If you missed the webinar or want to watch it again, it is now available to view on demand. If you haven’t already, you will need to complete the registration form for access. WATCH THEContinue reading “Technological disruptions in business – does it change everything? Webinar Recording”

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Money for nothing? The pros and cons of a ‘basic income’

The recent news that the Finnish Government will not be expanding its trial which provided 2,000 unemployed people with a state-supplied basic income has sparked fresh debate on the topic. A basic income is defined as ‘a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement’. ItContinue reading “Money for nothing? The pros and cons of a ‘basic income’”

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Do we need to regulate blockchain technology?

By Robert Herian, Lecturer in Law, The Open University Law School Blockchain technologies first emerged as the architecture making Bitcoin work after the 2008 financial crisis, and arguably as a direct response to it. Since then, blockchains have been promoted as a means of conducting peer-to-peer, decentralised networking in a variety of sectors in orderContinue reading “Do we need to regulate blockchain technology?”

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Have we anything to fear from the ‘fourth industrial revolution’?

By Dr Charles Barthold, Lecturer in People Management, The Open University Business School A life full of copious amounts of leisure time with mundane tasks a thing of the past, or a world with mass unemployment which is ruled by machines? Nobody is quite sure what the period we are entering, often referred to as theContinue reading “Have we anything to fear from the ‘fourth industrial revolution’?”

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Video Highlights: The Future of Work 4.0: Disruptive technologies, opportunity or threat?

Are we in the dawn of a new era? Technology is rapidly changing both our work and lives. Many experts are predicting that we are rapidly headed toward a ‘fourth industrial revolution’. In this masterclass, held on 2 May in London, Lecturer in People Management Dr Charles Barthold asked how can the rapid technological advancesContinue reading “Video Highlights: The Future of Work 4.0: Disruptive technologies, opportunity or threat?”

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Disruptive technologies and intelligence: business opportunity or threat? Webinar Recording

Our Business Perspectives webinar on “Disruptive technologies and intelligence: business opportunity or threat?” took place on Friday 26 January. If you missed the webinar or want to watch it again, it is now available to view on demand.  If you haven’t already, you will need to complete the registration form for access. WATCH THE WEBINARContinue reading “Disruptive technologies and intelligence: business opportunity or threat? Webinar Recording”

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How well do we adapt to change in the workplace?

Guest blogger: Dr Matthew Haigh is Senior Lecturer in Accounting at The Open University Business School (OUBS). Dr Matthew Haigh is leading the Festive Networking event on Wednesday 6 December. For more information, visit the OUBS website. This mis-named Brexit – the existential crisis of our day. Maybe, or maybe not. What to do about itContinue reading “How well do we adapt to change in the workplace?”

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Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?

Join us for an exclusive joint event with BSI (British Standards Institution), on Wednesday 11 October, 12.00 – 17.10, where we will explore the challenges of working smart with disruptive technologies and intelligence. In this masterclass, Dr Peter Bloom will share insights into his new innovative Research into Employment, Empowerment and Futures group (REEF) –Continue reading “Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?”

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Management Now trend report & webinar

Our latest Business Perspectives trend report looks at our current topic of Management Now: tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders. The report considers the wider world of the future manager, focusing on mindset, culture, technology, agility and current trends. The pace of business has never been so fast, which is why this summary has been designedContinue reading “Management Now trend report & webinar”

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