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Konov has been CEO of the Sibur for almost 16 years, in which time he has overseen a major overhaul of the company. Sibur was on the verge of bankruptcy when Konov joined the Sibur’s management in 2004. He helped to develop a new strategy, which included modernization of production facilities, and was promoted to the CEO role in 2006.

Dmitry Konov: the petrochemicals executive hoping for a rapprochement with Europe

By: EBR | Friday, August 19, 2022

The European Union has sanctioned over 1200 Russians in response to the invasion of Ukraine. These include state officials, propagandists, oligarchs, and even the Russian President Vladimir Putin himself.

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how many businesses work, with employees wanting more flexibility and a better work-life balance.

The post-pandemic workplace: experts explain how people and businesses can thrive

By: EBR | Friday, July 29, 2022

In this third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies large and small are slowly returning to business as usual

"Cybersecurity is a major concern for all organizations and collaboration is key to effectively tackle this threat".

4 ways to incorporate cyber resilience in your business

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Effective cybersecurity has become a shared responsibility that demands teamwork and an unwavering commitment to internal and external collaboration

"The tight US labour market is making workers feel more confident in making demands of their employers about remote working".

Employers are giving workers the work from home days they want

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 27, 2022

More than two years after the start of the covid-19 pandemic, US workers are closer than ever to getting the remote-work arrangements they want

"In the online advertising space, marketing executives and advertising agencies make complex decisions on advertising spend, such as allocating budgets across advertising channels and media, as well as optimising tactical decisions for each channel".

Making Sense of Attribution in Online Advertising

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 19, 2022

While online advertising has grown rapidly, methods to justify marketing spend on digital platforms have yet to catch up

“You may feel like you’re powerless to make change, but everyone can make change within their own sphere of influence. Focusing on action, and accountability for those actions, is something we care a lot about.”

3 action steps to create gender and racial equity at work

By: EBR | Monday, July 18, 2022

These are to dig deeper to challenge assumptions, bridge the gap between women of different backgrounds, and advance women across the organization

Quality, consistent and simple messaging is what will bring in sales. The rest is just noise.

How to Shoot for the Holy Grail of Social Media Marketing

By: EBR | Monday, July 18, 2022

What makes for successful social media marketing? Is it messaging that creates excitement or leans towards the informative? Stunning visuals and/or stirring music? Celebrity influencers and their stamp of approval? And how does it all affect sales anyway?

In their letter, the CEOs and business leaders say that the “current geopolitical situation across the continent, combined with high dependency on imported natural gas, growing electricity demand, and consequently, higher bills for households and businesses, create an urgent need to rethink the structure of European energy systems.”

CEOs and business leaders call for “urgent rethink” on EU energy systems

By: EBR | Thursday, July 14, 2022

The demand comes in a letter penned by the chief executives of 10 European businesses and organisations

Social intrapreneurs can make change through various means, including shaping public policy, increasing citizen engagement, redirecting resources toward social innovation, and increasing social investments.

What is social intrapreneurship in the public sector and why is it crucial?

By: EBR | Thursday, July 14, 2022

Public social intrapreneurs work within institutions to champion and harness social innovation to create public good through appropriate policy, regulatory tools and programmes

Fortune 50 companies alone occupy 2.6 billion square feet of real estate, and some of it sat mostly empty for long stretches during the pandemic.

How can companies turn their real estate into a competitive edge?

By: EBR | Friday, July 8, 2022

The pandemic has made companies reconsider their real estate, asking how much office space they need and how they should use it

"The report proposes an x-ray of large family businesses in each of the relevant countries in Central and Eastern Europe, including Romania".

Smartlink announces the report on large family businesses in emerging markets, in the context of major economic disruptions

By: EBR | Friday, July 8, 2022

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary of activity on the Romanian consulting market, Smartlink Communications launches today the report “Large family businesses in emerging markets: models and opportunities for the Romanian family business in times of crisis”

Organizations that will emerge as market leaders in the digital economy will have leaders that prioritize and cultivate a culture of cyber resilience.

How organisations can use vulnerability to create cyber resilience

By: EBR | Thursday, July 7, 2022

Too often, there is an inappropriate level of trust between organizations in the digital ecosystems we depend on. The dynamic is born from institutional aversion to loss, fear of condemnation, fragile confidence, and lack of cyber resilience

“We hire for potential.” “We need a better HR team.” “We just need the right curriculum.”

Businesses need to revamp their hiring and skills systems, experts say

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Hiring, retention, and talent development are no longer the sole responsibility of human resources. It’s every manager’s job to develop their people

Businesses tend to work with linear processes, making it challenging to transition to circular ones for a more sustainable way of working.

How unlocking ’hidden value’ can help start-ups transition to a circular economy

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 29, 2022

To create a circular economy, it is obvious that we need innovative solutions, which are created by looking at ordinary processes from completely different viewpoints

Using tools like co-design and participatory technology assessments can include workers in the process of implementing workplace technology for the well-being of all.

Why workplace technologies must be beneficial to both employers and employees

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Technology has the ability to expand our work possibilites, but also to harm worker privacy, autonomy and civil liberties

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) can replace the way in which we see companies today.

Are ’decentralized autonomous organizations’ the business structures of the future?

By: EBR | Friday, June 24, 2022

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are a new kind of organizational structure that run as code on blockchains

A study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports that anxiety has as much as doubled in some countries, with employees no doubt questioning the role that their employers have in protecting their mental well-being.

Why organizations need to focus on their employees’ mental health

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 22, 2022

How we talk about mental health challenges has changed in recent years. As the pandemic’s impact continues to be felt in the workplace, how companies respond to this will be under close scrutiny

“The way people think about negotiations is often narrow and often wrong.”

Why you should build better relationships at the negotiating table

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 21, 2022

An all-or-nothing approach has become the standard for what is considered to be success in negotiations

Consumer behaviour on food-logging tools reveals initial expectations don’t match actual experience.

Why the Customer Isn’t Always Right

By: EBR | Thursday, June 9, 2022

We all have the best intentions in life, whether it’s reading more, regularly going to the gym or watching what we eat. But keeping to these goals isn’t always easy or straightforward

"Effective organizations who prioritize learning and development can have a major impact on whether or not an individual reaches their potential".

3 ways work experience outsmarts formal education for professional development

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Human capital is often studied in the context of how investments in early childhood development, education, and healthcare translate into a more productive workforce

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