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New research looks at how computerization affected older workers in the US from 1984-2017.

How have tech changes affected older workers?

By: EBR | Monday, July 12, 2021

The revolution in the use of workplace computers that began in the 1980s took a toll on older workers who were not tech-savvy. They faced pay cuts, early retirement, and transfers to less intensive jobs

"Investors are increasingly challenging companies to take more action on climate change."

Here’s why comparable ESG reporting is crucial for investors

By: EBR | Friday, July 9, 2021

This year is critical for the climate. COP26 is just months away, and global emissions continue to rise, despite COVID-19 and commitments to cut carbon

"By engaging their stakeholders in effective and meaningful action, companies can hasten our collective journey to net zero."

How business can build people-powered climate action

By: EBR | Thursday, July 8, 2021

Businesses can create "eco-consumers" who seek concrete results from corporate action on climate change

A recent study shows how entrepreneurial team formation can be improved by combining two established strategies.

Mixing Business and Pleasure for Competitive Advantage

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Entrepreneurship is a major driver for economic and technological advancement. However, we also know that about 90 percent of start-ups fail early

"One in six people worldwide have a disability – and faces economic exclusion."

Technology can level the playing field for disabled people in the workforce

By: EBR | Monday, July 5, 2021

Totalling over 1 billion people globally, people with disabilities – those whose hearing, visual, cognitive, mobility, speech or neural functions are impaired – are the largest minority group in the world

"To find out how user-generated content affects your bottom line, you need a fine-tuned strategy for data analysis."

How Online Product Reviews Affect Market Share

By: EBR | Monday, June 28, 2021

Intuitively, we know that positive online buzz about a product or service is better for sales than the negative kind

A conversation about the opportunities and threats that spur families into action.

Professionalising the Family Firm

By: EBR | Friday, June 25, 2021

The idea of a family firm often suggests iconic brands

"As organizations increasingly apply artificial intelligence (AI), they must consider ethical and moral concerns as a strategic priority."

9 ethical AI principles for organizations to follow

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Organizations around the globe are becoming more aware of the risks artificial intelligence (AI) may pose, including bias and potential job loss due to automation

"Managers and professionals exposed to the business case argument did not express any stronger motivation or intention to act in favour of sustainability, compared to others exposed to the responsibility argument."

Encouraging Sustainability: Why the Business Case Isn’t Enough

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The business case for pro-environment investments makes sense intuitively, but appealing to executives’ sense of responsibility might work better

“To be a person of conscience — to bring your conscience to work, to bring your values to work and make a commitment to acting on them — is an essential leadership skill.”

How to bring your conscience to work

By: EBR | Friday, June 18, 2021

“Good people are put in bad situations, or they navigate to bad situations without knowing quite how they got there. Then they have to decide how they’re going to respond”

"By investing in dedicated negotiation deal teams committed to building skills, organizations can develop and incorporate a form of negotiation DNA into standard procurement practices."

Keep talking. Why every organization needs a chief negotiator

By: EBR | Friday, June 18, 2021

If discussions over everything from pandemic-relief bills to trade agreements and return-to-work plans tell us anything, it’s that the future welfare of businesses and individuals alike will be contingent on the craft of negotiation

A study of start-up acquisitions shows important patterns on both sides lead to a successful integration.

The Relationships That Create Successful Acquisitions

By: EBR | Thursday, June 17, 2021

With a constant need to grow and innovate, established firms often look outside for novel products by collaborating with and acquiring start-ups

"Existing companies should not feel threatened by start-ups, but enter into multistakeholder collaboration."

3 ways to unlock the world-changing power of start-ups

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The value high-growth start-ups have brought to the marketplace has increased exponentially in recent years and is becoming ever more crucial across all industries

"Most businesses simply accept that their suppliers are cybersecure."

How to practise good cyber-hygiene across your supply chain

By: EBR | Monday, June 14, 2021

As most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are run on a low operational budget, most do not invest adequately in cybersecurity

"We’re entering a deglobalised world where firms must ceaselessly innovate in order to survive."

The New Normal for Innovation

By: EBR | Friday, June 11, 2021

Once a reliable route to competitive advantage, innovation has become a survival skill

"As vaccination programmes are rolled out, businesses are starting to redefine the future for their office workers."

Home-office, HQ, hybrid or work-from-anywhere? This is what businesses are planning

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 1, 2021

There is a global debate raging about the future of the office. The pandemic has seen office working life upended for the world’s 1.25 billion “knowledge workers”: those people who have spent much of the past 18 months at home in front of a screen

"Majority of venture capital investment goes to all-male teams, but investors are recognizing the opportunity of investing into gender diverse teams."

How female founders and investors are shaking up venture capital

By: EBR | Monday, May 31, 2021

In an unexpected turn of events, the Global Venture Capital (VC) industry reached an all-time high of $300 billion

 "Racial inequity in the workplace is an ongoing challenge for employers – especially when it comes to retention."

Workplace racial equity depends on job retention as much as job hires to achieve a truly diverse workforce

By: EBR | Monday, May 31, 2021

Leaders can start by looking at their own company through the eyes of Black employees seeking the belonging, support, and trust that all employees need

"The global pandemic crisis is shaping the consumer and retail landscape of tomorrow."

Macro-economic Trends and New Emerging Retail Strategy

By: EBR | Thursday, May 27, 2021

2020 is undoubtedly considered as a year of dramatic changes in Society, Economy and Politics

Extremist opinion looms larger when the moderate majority stays silent online. But there’s a simple and cost-free way to balance out the discourse.

Make the Internet Moderate Again

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 26, 2021

When the free market meets the free-for-all of internet opinion, the result should reflect a pure democracy – even if it outwardly resembles a chaotic mess

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