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Regular work processes allow employees to spend less cognitive energy on recurring tasks, helping them to focus on more complex assignments.

Establishing a routine can have huge benefits for your life. Here’s 5 ways to do it

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The word “routine” can bring to mind words like mundane or ordinary. During the pandemic’s disruptions to daily life, routines may have felt boring and restrictive

"The best creative results come from instilling a level of discipline to the process".

Rethinking the Role of Leaders in the Creative Process

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A strong vision and a more disciplined approach can actually equal more creative results

Board members need to understand the economics of cyber risk.

A cyber risk balance sheet can protect your organization. Here’s how

By: EBR | Monday, March 21, 2022

Cyberattacks are on the rise but many organizations are ill-equipped to deal with threats

Organizational resilience can improved by taking a humanistic approach toward identifying vulnerabilities, building courage and mobilizing resources.

3 ways your company can improve resilience and counter fatigue

By: EBR | Thursday, March 17, 2022

A humanized approach to resilience equips organizations and their employees for future challenges

"Engaging employees in a sustainability plan, through data or storytelling often does not work, instead leading to high levels of apathy and overwhelm".

4 ways to help engage employees during the climate crisis

By: EBR | Friday, February 25, 2022

Typically, developing and implementing sustainability plans is a top-down process, but meeting ambitious goals requires engaging the entire team because solutions will need to come from all directions

The key is having a culture that all soldiers share regardless of their rank, which allows coordinated switching in the importance given to different cues in different situations.

Making Sure That Everyone Knows Their Place

By: EBR | Monday, February 14, 2022

Why formal structures and greater diversity create status disagreements and how to fix the issue

For startups, a capable leader is even more crucial as uncertainty prevails in nearly every area of business.

What makes a great startup leader? 13 views on leadership

By: EBR | Monday, February 7, 2022

Any organization – even whole countries – can rise or fall depending solely on how capable their leader is. But what exactly makes a great leader?

To design an effective revenue-allocation scheme, cooperatives need to account for the data contributions – which depend on both the quality and quantity of the shared data – of individual members.

The key to designing sustainable data cooperatives

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 2, 2022

As an organizational form, data cooperatives empower individuals by giving them control over the data they share and by effectively monetizing the data

Time management skills could make people happier, more engaged, more focused and enjoy their work.

3 steps to improve your time management skills

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 26, 2022

This study looks at daily time management and contingency planning for employee engagement

The importance of building a support network to implement promising ideas.

Middle Managers: The Forgotten Heroes of Innovation

By: EBR | Thursday, January 13, 2022

For many organisations, the biggest challenge of innovation is not coming up with good ideas, it’s making sure those good ideas are noticed and acted upon

There is an increasing need to close the skills gap in business around the world.

This is how businesses are driving digital inclusion and closing the skills gap

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 12, 2022

“Insufficient internal skills” is a problem for employers trying to find digital expertise

Hierarchies are our most common organisational experience, from our families with parents in charge, to schools with teachers as the boss of the room, and into the workplace, reporting to a manager (who reports to their manager, and so on).

The Power of Collective Intelligence

By: EBR | Friday, January 7, 2022

When we think about organisations – groups of people all moving towards a single goal – usually we think about a hierarchy

"Job-oriented workers, on their part, could consider drawing attention to their commitment to work – not to be confused with seeing work as a calling – as well as their good performance".

The Pursuit of Purpose May Be Harming Your Organisation

By: EBR | Monday, December 6, 2021

People who see their work as a calling tend to be regarded as better employees, with unintended consequences for co-workers as well as their organisation

Signalling your bottom line reduces your counterparty’s ambitions.

Negotiators Should Decrease Concessions Across Rounds

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Zero-sum negotiations, such as bargaining over the price of a product, are ubiquitous

"Could the satisfaction and productivity of her staff be the result of social capital that had been built up through countless water-cooler conversations, face-to-face meetings and social engagements before the onset of Covid-19?".

Post-Pandemic, Firms Need Chief Social Connectivity Officers

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 17, 2021

In this new hybrid working environment, people shouldn’t go to the office to stare at their computer, but to connect

Cyber-attacks are on the rise around the world, with healthcare and utilities the most targeted sectors.

3 principles to help build a cyber resilient organization

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 9, 2021

A large number of government and private sector organizations including some of the most sophisticated companies in the world, have fallen victims to cyber-attacks in recent years

Productivity management software and other kinds of surveillance to track employees while they work from home isn’t anything new, but the emphasis these now play is becoming apparent for both employer and employee.

Human commitment and people focusing instead of productivity

By: EBR | Monday, October 18, 2021

The global pandemic challenge has thrown up lots of issues surrounding the future of the workplace as millions of us ‘get’ – we don’t exactly have a lot of choice – to work from home

Interactions between the chief executive and other members of the top management team appear to follow distinct scripts. Managers who take note can boost their standing or stay out of harm’s way.

The Politics of Influence in Top Management Team Meetings

By: EBR | Friday, October 15, 2021

Top management teams (TMT) have been studied since at least the 1980s for insights into how chief executives and their deputies make the strategic decisions that can make or break organisations

"Even when they are wrong, those who think different add value to an organisation."

What to Do With Contrarians?

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 5, 2021

"You’re sitting in a meeting, and you and your colleagues are energetically discussing how to handle an important issue or challenge. Ideas and suggestions are bouncing around so fast that the designated note-taker can barely keep up..."

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s values and attitudes towards institutions in general, and towards employers in particular.

5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the role of leaders

By: EBR | Monday, October 4, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has blurred the division between our work and family lives, and shifted what we value

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