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New remote working practices mean companies should boost their workforce’s intercultural skills.

The rise of remote work means we need better ’intercultural skills’ - this is what that means

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The pandemic has ushered in a new era of remote work and companies must create the best conditions for employees to accomplish their goals remotely

«Today’s announcement is another big step forward in ZeroNorth’s mission to support and enable decarbonisation in the maritime value chain.»

ZeroNorth acquires US-based bunker market platform ClearLynx

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Move allows ZeroNorth platform to provide bunker optimisation to industry, alongside voyage and vessel optimisation recommendations

Compassion received at home can have a positive effect on life at work.

The two things most likely to lead to creativity at work

By: EBR | Friday, March 11, 2022

The pandemic has been influential in changing perceptions about work and life

Having a great business plan is not enough. Start-ups also need good organisation design.

The Start-Up Blind Spot That Trips New Ventures

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 9, 2022

You and your team go forth into the world, flushed with cash from investors. It doesn’t take long for it all to fall apart. What went wrong?

"In the past two years, women have been disproportionally impacted by overwork (when paid and uncompensated domestic labour are combined) or loss of work, largely due to precarious employment".

Business Schools Can Help ‘Break the Bias’ for Women

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated problems in business and society, including the issue of gender imbalance

COVID-19 hit entrepreneurs hard, with fewer people starting new businesses and many established businesses failing.

6 trends in global entrepreneurship

By: EBR | Thursday, March 3, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all walks of life and entrepreneurs are no different

Creative thinking is vital in a world of heightened volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Creativity amid chaos: how the cultural sector can help business

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 2, 2022

There is no formalized cross-sector collaboration practice between artists, designers and the corporate world

 Flexibility, adaptability, resilience and mindfulness are the driving forces behind the dominant prevailing consumer trends that will enable retailers to make the big leap and come out of the current crisis.

Redefining the nature of work in the new digital environment

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The fourth industrial revolution undoubtedly marks a new era

How should entrepreneurs use their existing personal networks to increase their chances of accessing a targeted investor?

A Foot in the Door: Strategies to Connect With Investors

By: EBR | Monday, February 28, 2022

Even modestly connected entrepreneurs are six times more likely to succeed in accessing early-stage investors – if they push the right buttons

42% of all women and 35% of men in a study reported being burnt out - and it rises for mothers and fathers.

3 ways companies can promote equity at home and ease burnout

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Companies and managers should step up to help employees navigate a fairer division of labor at home, according to research from McKinsey

The dynamics of today’s labour market are shifting as employees adopt new priorities and reinvent the how, why and where of working life.

What do employees want most from their work life in 2022?

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The growth of remote working is causing many employees to rethink how they approach their work day

With more than 3 billion people in the workforce worldwide, employers have a significant role in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

3 ways to advance corporate diversity, equity and inclusion

By: EBR | Thursday, February 17, 2022

Experience is showing that virtual diversity networks cannot replace meeting colleagues in person

Learning to unlearn is one way to work with change effectively.

Why learning to unlearn prepares us for transformative change

By: EBR | Thursday, February 17, 2022

Technological and transformative change is accelerating rapidly since the COVID-19 pandemic

The era of the passion economy and side hustles is here.

How the passion economy is shaping the future of work

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The world lost more than 400 million full-time jobs due to the pandemic, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO)

The typical response to “What is the fundamental value of a company?” is obtained through a present value approach.

Where a Firm’s Value Truly Lies

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 15, 2022

A new approach to uncovering the sum of all the parts of a modern firm

Graduates who accept job offers later in the game see the gender pay gap narrow to 10%.

Gender pay gap: Why attitudes to risk could be making it worse

By: EBR | Monday, February 14, 2022

Men, notoriously, outearn women in similar jobs, with multiple inequalities leaving women in Greater Boston earning 70 cents to every dollar earned by male counterparts

Traceability, including through RFID tags, can be crucial to the success of circular business models

How to build a circular business model that works

By: EBR | Friday, February 11, 2022

Circularity – finding ways to put products, components, and materials back into the supply chain rather than ending up in landfills after their first use – has become a strategic business imperative

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink and reshape everything about how we work.

How the digital HQ is changing work, for the better

By: EBR | Thursday, February 10, 2022

Channel-based messaging proved a solution to many office challenges pre-pandemic – from siloes and security issues to productivity and a feeling of belonging at work

The researchers noticed a small difference in attitudes to work between countries, with some nations having more of certain types of worker than others.

There are 6 types of worker, this study says. Which one are you?

By: EBR | Thursday, February 10, 2022

Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life, or so the saying goes

The degree of specialisation is the deciding factor.

Should Employees Be Allowed to Choose What They Want to Do?

By: EBR | Monday, February 7, 2022

As far as workplace trends go, several topics have dominated popular attention and discussion, from workspace design, digitalisation, Agile methodology, to the pandemic favourite of remote working

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