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"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

"We should not see automation and digital transformation as a way to replace humans; it is about bringing out the best in humans, in collaboration with machines and algorithms".

How digitalization of industries can empower humanity

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 17, 2022

5G can play a pivotal role in transforming industries to be more flexible, productive and sustainable

A few companies have begun counting what happens when employees boot up computers at home, turn up gas furnaces and ignore the world’s most energy-efficient corporate campuses.

Companies need to confront a new and rapidly emerging climate challenge: Home offices

By: EBR | Friday, May 13, 2022

Tech and financial companies leading efforts to cut climate changing emissions are finding a new challenge from remote work: the CO2 spewing out of home offices

60% women say hybrid working makes them feel shut out.

Here’s why hybrid working means more stress for women

By: EBR | Friday, May 6, 2022

Burnout and stress for women at work have reached “alarming levels”, a new report warns

 Unsurprisingly, the most important aspect for a healthy work-life balance is the amount of time people spend (not) at work, how many people work very long hours and how much time remains for leisure.

These countries have the best work-life balance

By: EBR | Thursday, May 5, 2022

People in Italy have the best work-life balance, according to the OECD

Companies need to prioritize the most critical inclusion practices: work-life support, team building, and mutual respect.

How can hybrid work models prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion?

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Hybrid work has the potential to create an unequal playing field if not done correctly

Having experienced remote working during COVID-19, employees now want greater flexibility on working hours.

Could we soon be seeing the end of 9-5?

By: EBR | Thursday, April 28, 2022

After having had a taste of remote working through the pandemic, employees are now yearning for even greater flexibility when it comes to their working hours

Skills and diversity needed to drive innovation, performance and value but many organizations are falling short on both.

The key skills needed to build diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging in the workplace

By: EBR | Thursday, April 21, 2022

As organizations explore ways to become more diverse and inclusive, what skills might help them be more successful?

An ability to adapt and confront challenges posed by threats cross risk categories is vital for business to thrive in an uncertain world.

Three imperatives for businesses to mitigate risks and thrive in an uncertain world

By: EBR | Thursday, April 21, 2022

Adapting in an uncertain and varying environment is fundamental to business success

Under severe budget constraints, how can NPOs manage the trade-offs between offering variety versus serving more beneficiaries?

Unfinished Business: Co-Creating Solutions With Beneficiaries

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 20, 2022

A non-profit organisation’s (NPO) work is hardly ever finished. Faced with competing beneficiary needs and budget constraints, the NPO must also ensure that the goods and services it provides suit beneficiaries’ diverse needs so that they will be put to good use

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