How can managers effectively harness the human capital they bring to enhance operational effectiveness?

Guest blogger: Gerard McGurk, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus and member of our Alumni Council, Consular Regional Director – Middle East & North Africa at Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The workplace in 2015 is facing a unique opportunity (not challenge) in so far as it will have four generations (or waves) of employees (listedContinue reading “How can managers effectively harness the human capital they bring to enhance operational effectiveness?”

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Inspire People to Dissolve Diversity

Guest blogger: John Brooker, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus, Managing Director of Yes! And. John is a former Senior Vice President of Visa, author of ‘Innovate to Learn, Don’t Learn to Innovate’ and Board Member of the Association for the Quality Development of Solution Focused Consulting and Training. This article suggests that people areContinue reading “Inspire People to Dissolve Diversity”

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Challenges of age diversity at work

Guest blogger: Dr Katrina Pritchard, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies at The Open University Business School. Dr Pritchard will be facilitating our forthcoming Business Perspectives masterclass in London in February. Hardly a day goes by without the UK press highlighting issues associated with the changing age demographics of the UK population. My Open University colleague,Continue reading “Challenges of age diversity at work”

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Leading and managing in age diverse organisations

Join our latest Business Perspectives masterclass in London on Thursday 12 February 2015 and engage in the debate about issues of age and age diversity in the workplace.  Leading the event is Dr Katrina Pritchard, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies at The Open University Business School (OUBS).  She has a long standing interest in the issues faced byContinue reading “Leading and managing in age diverse organisations”

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“It’s the culture, stupid!”

Guest blogger: David Mayle, Lecturer in Management and a member of  The Open University’s Centre for Human Resource and Change Management. Talking of quotes, I’ve always been fond of Nick Negroponte (he of MIT Media Lab fame) and his “The best way to guarantee a steady stream of new ideas is to make sure thatContinue reading ““It’s the culture, stupid!””

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