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Big data finds 70,000 'hidden' companies in UK Information Economy

by Dr Max Nathan and Dr Anna Rosso, Research Fellows, NIESR, economy it technology
Big data reveals real-world economic shifts and policymakers must invest in it to understand the most fast-changing and dynamic economic sectors
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Overcoming the energy crisis in the office

by Steve Sawyer, Divisional Director, Access Group

74 per cent of employees are experiencing a personal energy crisis. Changing task management techniques can help employees maximise business productivity
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Top tips for remote working

by Daniel Mitchell, Director, Lifeline IT

When away from the office, IT is a lifeline. Here are five top tips to help you with remote working
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UK - innovation success with a warning

by Mark Elborne, President and CEO of GE UK and Ireland

With an increasingly-competitive global marketplace, innovation is crucial. The UK led the industrial revolution but lags with the consumer internet
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Disengaged employees - how to avoid the cost

by Bostjan Ljubic, VP of Steelcase UK and Ireland

Businesses are suffering massive losses in company performance due to disengaged employees who complain of working conditions that result in constant distraction and disruption and a lack of privacy
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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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