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Labour markets around the world were already going through significant transformations when COVID-19 hit.

5 forces driving the new world of work

Labour markets around the world were already going through significant transformations when COVID-19 hit two years ago

Mirroring your counterpart, negotiating across cultures, and building relationships are all essential.

What is tactical empathy and how can it help in negotiations at work?

By: EBR | Thursday, January 13, 2022

Tactical empathy - “intentionally using concepts from neuroscience to influence emotions” - can be used as a core stratagem in navigating any type of friction

The CEO of Adecco Group, Alain Dehaze, has laid out some of the most prominent trends facing the world of work in 2022.

6 world of work trends set to shape 2022

By: EBR | Monday, January 10, 2022

Workers around the globe quitting their jobs as part of “The Great Re-Evaluation.” Companies re-evaluating their flexible working arrangements

Lessons from translating a global water conservation strategy into a coherent and impactful action plan.

ESG Strategy in Action

By: EBR | Monday, January 10, 2022

As ESG has become a critical part of company strategy, many leaders have begun to consider how to design roadmaps and actionable plans

"No job is exempt from digitalization, says the Industry Skills report from online learning platform Coursera".

These are the digital skills companies need to succeed in a changing economy

By: EBR | Friday, January 7, 2022

Every single job of the future will have a digital element - so how are companies adapting the skills within their workforces? And are they doing it fast enough?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enrich customer experiences and enhance conversations with customers – both crucial to the success of a business.

How a complete AI architecture can transform business

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in modern enterprises now involves much more than gathering data to better program computers for various tasks


’Optimal busyness’ is defined as an attractive, accelerated temporal experience that is difficult to achieve and maintain.

How workers become seduced by the cult of ‘optimal busyness’

By: EBR | Wednesday, December 22, 2021

A recent study has shown that employees are chasing the idea of ’optimal busyness’

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our attitudes to work, according to a LinkedIn report.

New job? This is what people are looking for from their next career move

By: EBR | Wednesday, December 22, 2021

It’s been almost two years since the emergence of COVID-19 upended the working lives of billions of people around the world

In most scenarios, B2C companies have more to gain by bargaining than not.

Why Businesses Should Negotiate Prices With Customers

By: EBR | Monday, December 20, 2021

In the world of retail, there is a compelling argument for both businesses and consumers to shun negotiations for high-priced items

Ageing workers face a consistent pattern of bias.

The economic impact of ageism

By: EBR | Monday, December 6, 2021

New research quantifies the struggles that midcareer workers - aged 45 and over - worldwide face and suggests possible interventions to level the playing field.

Investing in a core group of people enables SMEs to remain agile.

5 key insights on the future-readiness of SMEs

By: EBR | Friday, December 3, 2021

SMEs represent around 90% of all firms globally, contributing to roughly 70% of employment

"90% of startups and 75% of venture-backed startups fail".

Why failing can help build business - Lessons from 9 entrepreneurs

By: EBR | Thursday, December 2, 2021

The reasons vary from wrong product market fit, depletion of capital, bad partnership, regulatory hurdles to bad hiring and many more

The link between ownership and control is tenuous in a certain type of family firm.

A Different Kind of Family Firm Hiding in Plain Sight

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The data show that a family that previously owned a firm can continue to control it for generations

Social intrapreneurs are talented and ambitious employees who want to use their firm’s resources to create positive social and environmental impact.

How social ’intrapreneurs’ can help businesses achieve ESG targets

By: EBR | Thursday, November 25, 2021

An ’intrapreneur’ is someone who behaves like an entrepreneur, while working within a large organisation

Remote working has created a shift in dynamics for employees.

Hybrid working: What is the best way to resolve conflict between remote employees?

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

’Drama’ in offices has transferred to technological tools like emails and workplace messaging services

A hybrid working model is being pointed to as an effective trade-off and way to avoid issues such as digital burnout.

Productivity anywhere: How the hybrid model can rewrite the future of work

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 23, 2021

"All hybrid models should be driven by strategic business objectives and personnel concerns that extend to employee mental health and well-being"

Diversity leads to creativity and resilience, but to implement it in businesses can be challenging.

Why diversity within your organization matters – Lessons from 11 entrepreneurs

By: EBR | Friday, November 19, 2021

Diversity brings in new ideas and acts as a pathway to unlock creativity. The business world is no exception

An impact-driven intrapreneurial venture can be a useful stepping stone for changing a company’s DNA, but its unintended consequences need to be managed carefully.

Using Corporate Social Initiatives to Build a Purpose-Driven Organisation

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 17, 2021

In addition to creating value in the marketplace, companies are increasingly expected to minimise their negative impacts (e.g. reducing their carbon emissions) and to proactively make the world a better place

"As consumer pressure grows for business to become good global citizens, inaction is becoming increasingly costly".

Big business can make more room for innovators. Here’s how

By: EBR | Thursday, November 11, 2021

Social enterprises drive change in the global economy in two very important ways: by directly addressing difficult social and environmental challenges; and by influencing the broader business community to act responsibly

Offering employees the tools and motivation to create ideas is the key to an innovative organisation.

Innovation Is Everyone’s Business

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 9, 2021

A manufacturer of the fabric used to reinforce car tyres might not seem an obvious source of innovation inspiration

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5 forces driving the new world of work

5 forces driving the new world of work

Labour markets around the world were already going through significant transformations when COVID-19 hit two years ago


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