Strategy Matters in Turbulent Times: Think Big Data. Think Business Models

Our Business Perspectives masterclass will take place in London on 21 September, led by Professor Thomas Lawton, Professor of Strategy and International Management at The Open University Business School (OUBS). Professor Lawton is a published author on international business and strategic management and has spent twenty years advising leaders, managers and entrepreneurs on business developmentContinue reading “Strategy Matters in Turbulent Times: Think Big Data. Think Business Models”

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Intercultural Working webinar – recording available

Our webinar on Intercultural Working took place on 15 July. If you missed it or want to watch again, the webinar is now available to view on demand. Watch the webinar Listen to what our speakers had to say about the issues relating to leadership and management in different multicultural settings, cross cultural coaching and theContinue reading “Intercultural Working webinar – recording available”

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Intercultural working trend report & webinar

Our latest Business Perspectives trend report looks at our current topic of Intercultural Working. The report considers the wider world of business culture, focusing on hiring, development, communication, embracing and the big picture. The pace of business has never been so fast, which is why this summary has been designed so it can quickly inspireContinue reading “Intercultural working trend report & webinar”

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Leaders still don’t understand culture

Originally posted on http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk Business leaders still lack understanding of what culture is, CIPD chief executive Peter Cheese has said. “Historically we haven’t done a good job of teaching leaders what culture really is,” Cheese said at a recent Leadenhall Consulting conference, hosted by employment law firm Mayer Brown and focusing on the topic of ‘Culture:Continue reading “Leaders still don’t understand culture”

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Age at Work trend report & webinar

Our latest Business Perspectives trend report looks at our current topic of Age at Work focusing on Multigenerational workforces: leading and managing in a new age. The report considers the wider world of ‘4G’ working, looking at flexibility, environment, mindset, future workforce and learning The pace of business has never been so fast, which isContinue reading “Age at Work trend report & webinar”

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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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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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Tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders – highlights from the roundtable discussion & webinar

Highlights from the Business Perspectives roundtable discussion and webinar on Management Now: tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders are available to watch, in a short 30 minute video. Listen to our speakers about how managers can tackle the knowledge gaps and skills shortages of the future, whilst embracing new ways of working and creating more effectiveContinue reading “Tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders – highlights from the roundtable discussion & webinar”

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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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Skills Shortage Looming

Around the world, governments are predicting serious employment challenges relating to a pending shortage of key skills. The UK Commission for Education and Skills (UKCES) contributes to policy and research on employment and in its report, Working Futures 2012-2022, predicts that by 2022, two million vacancies requiring higher level skills will arise. In another recentlyContinue reading “Skills Shortage Looming”

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