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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

COVID-19 is a catalyst for change – and it’s a change employees are thirsty for. Trapped by low productivity and declining margins, many business models struggled to create space for innovation leaving employees frustrated.

How companies and employees can make their best coronavirus comeback

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Survivalists know the importance of two key traits: preparedness and resilience. And so it is with companies

According to the UN Refugee Agency, every minute in 2018, some 25 people had to flee their homes. Across the world, there were 71 million people forcibly displaced due to persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.

Seven Lessons From Refugees Who Became Entrepreneurs

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The inspiring stories of four people who relaunched their career from scratch

One effective approach to preventing miscommunication is by having a “culture of feedback”. This is a work environment in which constructive feedback happens often and frequently, and not just during performance reviews.

Why remote working doesn’t have to mean alienated employees

By: EBR | Thursday, April 16, 2020

Many of us are now living in the largest distributed workforce experiment ever, with millions of employees around the world becoming remote workers practically overnight

“If people are being expected to act, they need to be guided and supported and businesses have an amazing capacity through their brands, and their links with customers to connect with people and to support them as they are forming solidarity groups in their communities.”

COVID-19: What Every Business Can Do to Help

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How large corporations, SMEs and society can work together during this time of crisis

Top start-ups may be a critical resource for recovery, providing quick solutions where they’re needed most.

How Corporates Can Leverage Start-ups Against COVID-19

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has led to massive disruptions in all industries, with travel, hospitality and automakers among the hardest hit

When the scale of COVID-19 became clear, good boards conducted candid and comprehensive discussions about whether the incumbent CEO and other senior executives were fit to lead the organisation through the unprecedented crisis.

Seven Questions for Corporate Boards Navigating COVID-19

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 8, 2020

A guide to steering companies effectively through the crisis and beyond

Survey reveals that in the transition to remote working, the technology is fine but the organisation needs help.

What Newly Remote Teams Need, Right Now

By: EBR | Friday, April 3, 2020

Most remote working prior to the COVID-19 pandemic was either a perk for a lucky few, or a peculiarity – something that call centres and a few tech start-ups could offer to all their employees

Even for long-established teams, moving from physical to virtual is a game-changer.

The Three Main Challenges of Remote Working

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 31, 2020

COVID-19 has forced us to adopt large-scale remote working with far less preparatory time than any of us would expect or want

Within the EU, we have already seen the ECB launch a new  Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme representing over 7% of GDP, a €37 billion “Corona Response Investment Initiative” from the European Commission, and liquidity support schemes by member states covering up to 13% of euro area GDP, according to the Eurogroup.

Support for business to ensure this economic crisis is short-lived

By: EBR | Thursday, March 26, 2020

Even by the standards of the 2008 financial crisis, the economic policy response by governments and central banks across the globe to the present crisis has been rapid and dramatic

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