Why companies of the future will encourage employees to stay away from work

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Many would question whether the world needs another week dedicated to raising awareness of an issue. After all, the year must already be close to full up with weeks dealing with everything from various forms of cancer to sausages and a whole lot in between. But like it or not, in the UK February 2012 [...]

3 Reasons why business without confidence could be permanently here to stay.

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There appears to have been a significant shift in the relevance of business confidence as an indicator of company behaviour, which could have big implications for the way economies respond to the current economic downturn. Evidence from a number of recent business trackers suggests that the disparity between how companies feel about the future and the [...]

Smart meters offer companies 3 new lessons in competitive advantage

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To most people, it appears, smart technology is confined to those mobile phones and other portable electronic devices that are increasingly capable of doing a lot more than just making and receiving phone calls. Sure, smartphones are a key component in the technological revolution, but just as important – from a business point of view [...]

5 lessons businesses can learn from cricket and other sports

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When the England cricket team inflicted its heavy defeat of India earlier this summer it taught the business world a lesson. When usurping their guests as the top Test match nation in the world, it is arguable that it had less to do with individual brilliance – though there were instances of that – than [...]

The workplace makes room for Generation Y

Examining career opportunities might be harder than getting good grades

It has become customary for people of a certain age to talk dismissively of the generation currently opening their exam results with more than a little trepidation. Sure, they work harder at school and university these days, but have they really got have what it takes to succeed in the world of work? Whilst acknowledging [...]

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