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"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

All of society would benefit if successful entrepreneurs used their skills to promote positive social change.

What Good Could Come After Financial Success?

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 7, 2022

A lot has been written on how to start and grow a venture. Comparatively speaking, there’s been less research on exits, the stage at which successful entrepreneurs sell their company and, often enough, get enough money to retire if they choose to

When business leaders and strategists think of demand uncertainty, they typically focus on market uncertainty and don’t pay sufficient attention to uncertainty arising from the actions of competitors.

Mind the Inventory Risk: Price Paradox Under Competition

By: EBR | Monday, June 6, 2022

In competitive environments, operational innovation could well be the answer to inventory risk

Digital transformation is one of the fundamental drivers behind the continuous shifts in the global economy.

What is the digital economy and how is it transforming business?

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The world as we know it is continually changing, and one of the fundamental drivers is digital transformation

"Organizations must recognise the systemic nature of racial inequity and where reforms need to take place for meaningful change to occur".

How business can hardwire change to deliver on racial justice

By: EBR | Monday, May 30, 2022

Businesses play a key part in achieving racial equity through inward retrospection, collective actions with communities, government and civil society and by listening to those at the sharp end of harms

"A reform in the payment norms behind the care economy would benefit women that can’t take other jobs due to time constraints".

Care economy: an opportunity to create jobs and close the gender gap

By: EBR | Friday, May 27, 2022

During the last two years, experts have gauged the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on various productive industries of the global economy

A hybrid working model is critical for boosting diversity and productivity.

How can hybrid working drive diversity and productivity?

By: EBR | Thursday, May 26, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased employee demand for flexible working practices, but many business leaders remain skeptical about hybrid working arrangements

Post-pandemic, employers have a new responsibility to actively support the health and wellbeing needs of employees to help them feel safe and to flourish.

Restoring employee wellbeing for the new world of work

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Unlocking workforce resilience through health is an opportunity for employers to acknowledge the new needs of employee wellbeing and to take a holistic approach to shaping empowering environments

A fruitful relationship starts with asking the right – and sometimes difficult – questions.

Unlock the Full Value of Your Business Relationships

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 24, 2022

When was the last time you took stock of your business relationships? Are they stuck in a one-sided, transactional mode? Or are they continuously exceeding both parties’ expectations?

The conversation has shifted from reporting progress on ESG indicators to embedding ESG metrics into core business strategies.

Embedding ESG metrics: a time for companies to stand up and be counted

By: EBR | Monday, May 23, 2022

Purpose-led organizations must lead the change the world needs now

With limited resources at hand, companies need to stay smart and efficient when it comes to investing in innovation.

The Rising Importance of Value Innovation for Creating New Growth

By: EBR | Thursday, May 19, 2022

This is a challenging time for many companies. On the one hand, supply chain disruption, labor shortage, raw material and energy price hikes are driving up business costs

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