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COVID-19: Gender, power and virtual meetings- suggestions to help with better meetings

Technology not the equaliser we thought it might be? In this pandemic, the new reality for most of us involves working virtually from home. We’re becoming used to employing virtual meeting platforms, such as Zoom, to connect with colleagues. We now accept that working side by side in the same space, breathing the same air, [...]

COVID-19: Gender, power and virtual meetings- suggestions to help with better meetings2020-05-13T09:28:56+00:00

To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, companies should start reskilling their workforces now

Adapting employees’ skills and roles to the post-pandemic ways of working will be crucial to building operating-model resilience. Imagine a crisis that forces your company’s employees to change the way they work almost overnight. Despite initial fears that the pressure would be too great, you discover that this new way of working could be a blueprint [...]

To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, companies should start reskilling their workforces now2020-05-11T16:53:47+00:00

A strong employer brand can make workers and workplaces into great advertisements for their values

Everyone knows it’s important to connect with customers and clients. But innovative companies also realise that a strong employer brand can make workers and workplaces into great ads for their values. The importance of creating a positive brand is well understood and a sophisticated industry to help businesses achieve it in the marketplace has flourished. But [...]

A strong employer brand can make workers and workplaces into great advertisements for their values2020-05-05T16:31:16+00:00

A perspective on gender diversity: past, present and future

'It is important that we don’t allow the debate on gender diversity to become a narrow discussion about the promotion of white, middle-class women.  Progress risks stalling unless we continue work to address the unique challenges that different groups of women face.  To ignore those would be to ignore the important impact of intersectionality– for [...]

A perspective on gender diversity: past, present and future2020-05-05T16:07:37+00:00

5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work

The world is upside down and sometimes it can be tough (really tough, if we’re honest) to stay optimistic and maintain sanity. Questions are everywhere: What the future will hold? What will we learn? How will life (continue to) change? And what will the new normal be? We’re experiencing shifts in so many facets of [...]

5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work2020-05-05T15:33:46+00:00

The CEO Perspective: How is COVID-19 defining business purpose?

When the dust settles, will business emerge having played its part and who will have stayed true to their purpose? As leaders strive to steer their corporate ships through unimaginably stormy waters, there’s an understandable need to focus solely on the management of immediate, operational and financial issues. But in the midst of uncertainty, companies [...]

The CEO Perspective: How is COVID-19 defining business purpose?2020-05-05T15:23:31+00:00

The future is not what it used to be: Thoughts on the shape of the next normal

The coronavirus crisis is a world-changing event. Here are seven elements for business leaders to consider as they plan for the next normal. Dealing with the coronavirus crisis and its aftermath could be the imperative of our times. Indeed, we have argued that it augurs the “imminent restructuring of the global economic order.” As Ian Davis, one [...]

The future is not what it used to be: Thoughts on the shape of the next normal2020-05-05T15:17:05+00:00

Board/FS News: Bank of England’s Andy Haldane suggests overhaul of corporate governance laws

The chief economist of the Bank of England has suggested Britain should make “legislative change” to shift corporate governance rules away from a sole focus on shareholders to instead consider consumers, workers and social goals.  Andy Haldane also said Britain needs a “rethink” about its banking sector, suggesting that regional, development and infrastructure banks could [...]

Board/FS News: Bank of England’s Andy Haldane suggests overhaul of corporate governance laws2020-05-05T16:32:16+00:00

Bounce forward – the next test of resilience

In his 2012 article ‘Surviving Disruption’, Clayton Christiensen (with Max Wessel) explores how businesses can assess the danger level and effectively deal with disruption. At the same time maintaining competitive advantage and maximising its ‘extendable core’. He proposes three tests to determine threat level and response: The strength of the disrupter’s business model Your own [...]

Bounce forward – the next test of resilience2020-05-05T14:36:41+00:00

Making Employee Well-Being a Board Level Priority

Not surprisingly, we are seeing an increased recognition by Boards that the well-being and mental health of executives and employees needs to be prioritised. People are under pressure, expected to do more with fewer resources, individual debt is spiralling, and stressful family issues such as divorce, childcare and eldercare are ever-present.  A recent Gallup State of [...]

Making Employee Well-Being a Board Level Priority2020-05-05T14:26:08+00:00