Business Works

Happiness and productivity

by Jessica Pryce-Jones, Joint CEO, iOpener Institute, leadership management jobs
Once organizations understand their performance within the various areas of happiness at work, they can see where they are falling behind and boost levels of productivity
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The secrets of successful change management

by Stephen Archer, Director, Spring Partnerships

How leaders can drive change and make it stick - including a clear vision, buy-in, communications and coaching
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The business implications of Intellectual Property

by Luke Burton, Manager, Business and IP Centre, Newcastle

Intellectual Property is an issue that can affect businesses of all shapes and sizes and is as much about protecting ideas and creations as it is about patenting formulas and designs
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Myopic management - the ticking time bomb

by Peter Ayliffe, President, Chartered Management Institute

Put the spotlight on management - no sector will fulfil its potential without a root-and-branch reappraisal of what good management looks like. Focus on Purpose, People and Potential
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Benefits of stress testing in risk management

by David Hillson, the Risk Doctor

Stress testing in an integral part of business continuity and disaster recovery - how to use this critical approach
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Managing sustained innovation for a smarter planet

by Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP Innovation, innovation it
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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Too many chiefs?

by David Pearson

Many organisations have several officers with the title 'Chief' - do we really need all these chiefs or do they lead to a dilution of responsibility, accountability and clarity?
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