Business Works

Data backup or business disaster?

by Paul Evans, MD, Redstor, infosec it
Data loss can have a staggering cost impact on a business. A recent study claimed that data loss and downtime costs global enterprises up to $1.7 trillion a year
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Product design boosts sales

by Stephen Roper, Director, ERC

Firms that make use of designers at every stage of developing new products boost sales of those products by 20%
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How to avoid burnout at work

by Ciara McGrath, Head of HR, Instant Offices

One in four of us feels under pressure at work on a daily basis. What are the signs and what to do about it?
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How business leaders can fully utilise the power of brand

by Steve Woolley, Head of External Affairs, CIM

More than just a logo, a brand lives and evolves in the hearts and minds of its customers and growth is only realised when a brand's promises are delivered
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Avoiding conflict in the workplace

by Paul Randolph, Mediator and Regents University London

How can we avoid conflict in the workplace? The short answer is: we can't. It's impossible. Conflict is an integral part of all human interaction - the question is how to manage it
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What makes a successful business person?

by Michael O'Connell, owner, Jolly Wodgers, leadership business
Anyone can set up a business, but to be successful you need to be tolerant, ready to work night and day, make huge personal sacrifices, have a good business plan and deliver it
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Managing sustained innovation for a smarter planet

by Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP Innovation

Extraordinary outcomes can be achieved when the right people, infrastructure and motivation come together - sustained innovation is becoming more significant
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What is the real purpose of a company?

by Dr Graham Wylie, CEO, The Medical Research Network

The role of the company - a vehicle to provide forms of specialisation in society that generates positive value to drive social improvements in quality-of-life
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Is banker bashing fair and justified?

by Sir Thomas Harris, Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank

Seismic global economic shifts, unprecedented and depressing volatility in the markets, major concerns about the banking industry itself and a tsunami of new regulations have combined to make for a very difficult ride
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Stop wasting valuable talent

by Sharon Glancy, MD, People 1st

There has been a lot of talk about the representation of women on boards, but equally important is the loss of skills, experience and knowledge that happens after career breaks
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