Valentine’s Day is a bit like Marmite – you either love it or you hate it.
- The top meeting etiquette blunder is multi-tasking whilst in face-to-face meetings.
As discussed in my previous post “What will your working environment look like in 10 years?” the business environment is set to change rapidly in the coming years. Many people have already seen some changes in their workplaces with technology such as WebEx and TelePresence enabling virtual workplaces. There are many financial, business and environmental benefits to these technologies, but one of the side-effects that seem to be appearing is bad business etiquette. Read More »
“Growth in output and median incomes has slowed in rich countries because the pace of innovation has slowed” The Economist
This article sets out the argument that aside from the obvious “revolution” in computer technology and the internet not much has changed in the world’s rich nations in the past 40 years. Read More »
As I was driving into work this morning, I was listening to the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4. An interesting discussion came up around the UK government’s plans to an extra 75,000 adult apprenticeships over the next four years. Karen Brady, former managing director of Birmingham City Football Club and one of the judges on Lord Sugar’s television series The Apprentice, was being interviewed on whether she thought this was a good idea and how this could be achieved.
As someone who didn’t go to university and went straight into the workforce, Karen thinks apprentices are a “brilliant idea” as they create opportunities for young people, who want to increase and develop their skill set, to enter the workplace. As anyone of any age can apply for apprentices, they also provide older people with the chance for a career-change and to learn new skills. Apprentices are clearly in high demand – last year over 33,000 people applied for 200 apprentices at BT.
Could increase the number of apprentices be a way for a company to demonstrate Inclusion and Diversity? Share your thoughts below.
To listen to the interview with Karen Brady click here
“The shifting of the organizational design will, in turn, lead to a new kind of operating model – one that can accommodate a more transient workforce. Generation Y employees are very comfortable with a more integrated professional and personal life as long as working schedules are flexible.” James Kerr, Management-Issues Read More »