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An increasing number of companies are revising their policies and practices, including those relating to diversity and inclusion, human resources and accessibility, so that people with disabilities have better access to employment opportunities.

Getting people with disabilities into work requires data

People with disabilities – estimated to be about 15% of the world population – constitute a largely untapped pool of talent in the labour market. And they face a high risk of being marginalized further as the world of work undergoes rapid transformations, including technological developments, climate change and demographic shifts

The workplace is rapidly becoming a more flexible construct. In the UK, for example, more than 1.5 million people work from home full-time, nearly twice as many as ten years ago.

Are Offices Obsolete?

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities of the traditional physically co-located office, forcing many Asian companies to work remotely. However, a small but growing number of tech companies are intendedly going “all-remote”. They may well be harbingers of the future of work

American companies are watching warily as the United States considers restricting export licenses for companies that sell products or share intellectual property with China, including General Electric, which sells aircraft parts to China as part of a joint venture with Safran, a French firm.

Trump Effort to Keep U.S. Tech Out of China Alarms American Firms

By: EBR | Monday, February 17, 2020

The administration wants to protect national security by restricting the flow of technology to China. But technology companies worry it could undermine them instead

In life as in business, if we want to understand – let alone change – behaviour, we first must excavate the mental models that drive it.

Discovering the Hidden Drivers of Decision Making

By: EBR | Friday, February 14, 2020

A time-tested technique from academic research can help practitioners better understand their stakeholders

The rise of HR can be traced back to the dawn of the industrial age, and the reason behind its creation is also at the very core of what renders it obsolete today.

It’s time to disrupt Human Resources if we want talent fit for the digital age

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The worst thing we ever did in corporate America was to take the most vital part of any company - the people powering it - and label it so dismissively as “human resources.”

It is time to move beyond the debate between “win-win” and “trade-offs”. The right avenue for achieving social impact depends on the setting.

The Force for Good Spectrum: Using Business as a Tool

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The new generation of business leaders is more keen than ever to employ its skills not just for making money but also for making progress on critical issues like climate change and inequality


More and more women are taking their careers into their own hands – 40% of US businesses are women-owned and the number of female entrepreneurs has skyrocketed by 114% in the last two decades.

5 ways companies can progress more women into leadership roles

By: EBR | Thursday, February 6, 2020

Gender equality and getting more women into leadership roles are trending topics

The introduction of ATMs surprisingly increased employment, but the traditional job changed and new roles evolved, which were customer-facing and involved skills as sales and customer service representatives.

How to accelerate digital literacy in the enterprise world

By: EBR | Thursday, February 6, 2020

The impact of automation on the workforce is stark: 59% of Germans will see their employment affected and 47% of current employment in the US is at high risk of computerization through the emergence of artificial intelligence

Succession is only one facet of a much broader slate of policies and practices that promote longevity in family business. The term for this brand of business discipline is institutionalisation.

What Distinguishes Europe’s Family Business Champions from the Rest

By: EBR | Thursday, February 6, 2020

Where do Europe’s family firms stand globally, in terms of creating sustainable, long-term value?

Banks that refuse to back controversial companies create space for less fastidious lenders to step in – and to gain advantage.

The Problem With Politically Motivated Funding Boycotts

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

United States presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, like many of her Democratic colleagues, dislikes private prison companies such as CoreCivic

The DoC drafted rules to lower the 25 per cent to 10 per cent and include more non- technical goods to give it more authority.

US bid to toughen sales ban to Huawei stalled

By: N. Peter Kramer | Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has been looking at ways to further restrict Huawei since November 2019

Corporate executives and entrepreneurs have radically different orientations. While the former are taught and trained to identify and manage risks, the latter thrive on limitless thinking and the excitement of a high-reward, high-risk paradigm. In other words, the two groups perceive, think, act and speak differently. Executives’ and entrepreneurs’ words and actions can soon become “lost in translation”.

Is Your Innovation Process a Corporate Illusion?

By: EBR | Monday, January 27, 2020

The six common blind spots that severely constrain the performance of innovation labs

The laureates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer are known for their work in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which develop evidence-based recommendations for public policy and organisations in the fight against global poverty.

Turn the Office Into a Lab

By: EBR | Monday, January 27, 2020

Using randomized controlled trials, firms can find out what is really going wrong (and right) in their organisations

’The British public deserve to have access to the best possible technology. We want to put in gigabit broadband for everybody. Now, with one brand opposed, let them tell us what’s the alternative’

Removing installed Huawei 5G tech in UK would cost billions

By: N. Peter Kramer | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

UK PM Boris Johnson and the National Security Council are expected to give soon Huawei the go-ahead to build ‘non-core’ parts of the 5G network

The reality in most organisations is that data may be captured but it is stored haphazardly. Its quality is uneven, and integrating it is problematic as it sits in disparate locations and jurisdictions. But even when data is cleaned up and stored properly, it’s not always appropriate for the questions or decisions that management has in mind.

Where AI Can Help Your Business (and Where It Can’t)

By: EBR | Monday, January 20, 2020

Your firm produces data, so surely it can benefit from applying AI, right? Wrong. Here are five questions to ask yourself about whether a business problem is “AI-solvable”

Cross-market arbitrage that connects one marketplace to another should be watched more closely than it is.

Warning Tremors Before a Flash Crash

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

When an earthquake strikes, its relatively mild P-waves travel faster than the subsequent S-waves that cause severe damage. Earthquake early warning systems protect us by tracking the fast P-waves. It is those few seconds between the P-waves and the S-waves that give us precious time to take shelter

Heading in the right direction? Corporate citizenship must be a core activity this decade.

Businesses are thriving, societies are not. Time for urgent change

By: EBR | Friday, January 10, 2020

It’s the end of an era for corporations. For 50 years, companies focused on delivering shareholder value above all else – but a rapidly changing world is undercutting the shareholder primacy paradigm

’’It is a cause for celebration that big, publicly owned companies (and well-funded start-ups) are seeking to address the big societal challenges.’’

Why Social Enterprises Still Matter in an Age of “Win-Win”

By: EBR | Friday, January 10, 2020

Mainstream companies often fail to serve critical societal needs when profits and impact do not align. The answer? Employ business just as a tool, without taking profit maximisation as a constraint

Leading through power can sometimes create a false sense of being apart and disconnect leaders from the people they lead.

Five Qualities for Leading Business in the 21st Century

By: EBR | Friday, December 27, 2019

The 21st century has given us great access to information and a heightened awareness of human impact on the planet

«It’s generally accepted that large organisations, for a host of structural and cultural reasons, are at a disadvantage when it comes to innovation.»

The Kinds of Collaboration That Lead to Successful Innovation

By: EBR | Friday, December 20, 2019

Learning to innovate requires diligence, patience and (most of all) direct access to skilful role models

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‘Success of European project is measured by delivering on political ambitions not by the size of the budget’

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

At the end of this week, 20 and 21 February, the 27 EU leaders are invited by their president, Charles Michel, for an EU Council summit in Brussels, to discuss the EU’s next long-term budget

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Getting people with disabilities into work requires data

Getting people with disabilities into work requires data

People with disabilities – estimated to be about 15% of the world population – constitute a largely untapped pool of talent in the labour market. And they face a high risk of being marginalized further as the world of work undergoes rapid transformations, including technological developments, climate change and demographic shifts


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