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Despite questions as to their cost and fairness, employment subsidies in the EU appear to be working as intended.

Covid-19 Furloughs Are Getting the Job Done

By: EBR | Friday, July 10, 2020

To no one’s surprise, unemployment is rising across Europe as a result of Covid-19’s chilling effect on business activity

"As governments at local and federal levels start to lift restrictions and ask employees to “return to work,” we must remember: we are already at work. Our team members who are required to be in a facility or in the field are steadfast in their support of our customers."

How the post-COVID workplace will change business for the better

By: EBR | Thursday, July 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations across the globe into a balancing act – protecting the health and safety of their employees while simultaneously continuing their operations

According to our Threat Zone survey of 245 companies in 25 countries, 46% of companies do not recognize cybersecurity as a strategic priority.

How to vaccinate your organization against a cyber pandemic

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed both the physical world and the digital space, where companies and organizations are being confronted with daunting cybersecurity challenges for which few were ready or equipped to face

Despite the economic crunch, the joint pursuit of profit and purpose may have a very bright future. But first, we need to return to basics.

Impact Investing in Covid-19 Times: A Three-Step Mission

By: EBR | Thursday, June 18, 2020

The term “impact investing” has only been around for about 20 years. However, the concepts of good business practice and social responsibility have been with us for centuries

Businesses and other institutions will be judged on how well they adapt to the post-Covid reality.

The Six Biggest Post-Lockdown Challenges for Organisations

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Gradually, apprehensively, entire nations are emerging from the bunkers after bending the coronavirus infection curve

The most common question we hear is, “Where do I start?” The answer is, “Where it makes the most sense from a customer’s point of view.”

The Three Essentials of B2B Digital Transformation

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Today we are witnessing a profound shift in how B2B leaders use digital to consume information, make informed buying decisions and engage with suppliers

The best time to plan for contingencies was yesterday. The next best time is now.

Shoring Up Executive Careers in a Pandemic

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Even before the coronavirus pandemic derailed the global economy and decimated jobs by the millions, executives everywhere were grappling with technological disruptions as well as issues triggered by climate, social and political upheaval

Before COVID-19, workplace teams as we know them were changing. Will their evolution continue, or will we go backwards?

Three Teamwork Trends That May Not Survive This Crisis

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Many expert observers have made predictions about the “new normal” of work after the pandemic. Some are optimistic, envisioning a paradigm shift towards a more flexible, empowered future for workers through remote working

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.” – Michel de Montaigne.

Growing Resilience in Uncertain Times

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 2, 2020

When confronted with a situation weighed with anxiety and ambiguity, like a pandemic, a lockdown and frightening news from the economy, it’s impossible for most of us to imagine any upside

Board members and senior managers can learn from the “structured crisis management” techniques PE firms are employing with their portfolio companies.

Private Equity’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan

By: EBR | Friday, May 29, 2020

COVID-19 has accelerated many long-brewing developments in the business world, such as the ascent into respectability of working from home

«Can you build new technological capacities during a global crisis? Yes – if you make the right decisions regarding your people.»

The Six Roles You Need on Your AI Team

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Let’s say you were already sold on AI: You’ve gotten yourself and your executive team trained on the basics of AI; you’ve studied use cases; prioritised the business pain points that could align with AI solutions; and allocated funding to launch a few pilots

«We all want to create a tomorrow in which breathing clean air is not only a human right, but a daily reality for everybody. In order to achieve that, we must innovate and collaborate to deliver much more ambitious cuts in emissions than we do today.»

5 steps businesses can take to protect air quality after COVID-19

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 20, 2020

We are in the grip of a global public health crisis, the extent and final outcome of which is unknown. After a period of lockdown in many countries, and the consequent economic slowdown, these are uncertain times

The key is to begin thinking about where demand for work will exist and how best to prepare for those spaces, while realising that there are real uncertainties in the answers to those questions. The type of work that is robust across a lot of different futures is not a bad way to start.

A guide to thriving in the post-COVID-19 workplace

By: EBR | Monday, May 18, 2020

The pandemic has accelerated the need to ensure that people around the globe have the necessary technology skills and access to do their jobs

All entrepreneurship can be socially impactful if governments can develop policy frameworks for creating a virtuous cycle of shared value. All investments can have societal impact if we create ways for markets to reward with price and preference those products and services that work in harmony with collective purpose.

From me to we: COVID-19 heralds a new model of entrepreneurship

By: EBR | Friday, May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the very nature of our existence. An analysis of Google searches for the phrase “social distancing” over the past 90 days shows how a phrase that had hardly any traction online till the end of February was topping the charts by the third week of March

Much of the classic market research advice applies to consumer neuroscience as well – but the emerging field also features unique challenges.

To Succeed With Neuromarketing, What Do You Need to Know?

By: EBR | Thursday, May 14, 2020

Companies once viewed neuromarketing as a risky, perhaps overhyped proposition. But scepticism is now retreating in the face of mounting research evidence

To build resilience going forward, the first question to answer is not, “What’s in it for me?” but “What if?”

Four Strategic Priorities for the Post-COVID-19 World

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 12, 2020

By now, everyone knows that the shattering impact of COVID-19 has brought on a business crisis without precedent in recent memory

The planned upgrade of healthcare services in Greece will certainly bolster its image as a safe destination, particularly for health, recovery and rehabilitation tourism, but also as a retirement destination, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers Greece CEO Marios Psaltis.

From cautionary tale to paradigm, Greece to benefit from improved reputation

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The efficiency and flexibility demonstrated by the Greek administration from the start of the coronavirus outbreak has generated a new sense of confidence in the country and helped build relationships of trust both within and beyond its borders

It is new to scientists and to our bodies, and innovation is required not only to defeat COVID-19 but to heal our wounded workforce. That’s where diversity comes in. Diversity is fundamental to innovation and creativity.  Cognitive diversity – the numerous ways people think and carry their varied experiences – offers a spectrum of perspectives that can help organizations navigate this unprecedented economic and health collapse.

4 opportunities to open up on diversity after the coronavirus

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Some may argue that a global pandemic is not the time to discuss workplace diversity and inclusion as an imperative for organizations; that there are more pressing issues facing our world

Psychologist Albert Mehrabian is famously quoted as having said that 93 percent of all communication is non-verbal. To be more exact, his research showed that when words and non-verbal cues, such as body language, don’t match, people refer to the actual words spoken to decode the message only 7 percent of the time.

How to Handle Video Negotiations

By: EBR | Monday, May 4, 2020

With so many of us confined at home to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is fortunate that much economic activity, from buying groceries to banking services, can be carried online

In our increasingly interlinked world, collective action is now needed more than then ever to combat global problems and propel us towards the resolutions we desperately need. If the answers are out there, how can we discover them, and capitalize on a global pool of skills, energy and knowledge?

The entrepreneurs bringing us one step closer to solving the world’s toughest challenges

By: EBR | Monday, May 4, 2020

The world faces an unprecedented set of challenges, from a global pandemic and rampant income inequality, to man-made climate change and the destruction of natural ecosystems

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Greenpeace rings emergency bell for nature, climate and small farms

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

While the Council of the EU heralds that its negotiating position on the post 2020 common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package puts forward strong commitments from member states for higher environmental ambition, Greenpeace let us know that the European Parliament has ‘signed a death sentence for nature, climate and small farms’

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Brexit and the Dismal Reality of “Take Back Control”

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The UK’s economic relationship with the EU will change profoundly. Instead of open trade, Britain is heading for a hard Brexit that will have dire consequences for its economy and role as a trading nation


How AI can train workers for the jobs of the future

How AI can train workers for the jobs of the future

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the world of work at a rapid pace, and its impact is poised to accelerate even more in the decades ahead


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