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Is happiness the key to productivity?

Is happiness the key to productivity?

  Lacklustre productivity is an issue employers and governments far and wide are struggling to address. Economists believe that solving the productivity problem would unlock higher wage growth, better living standards and overall economic growth, the Telegraph reports. But what’s the main driver of productivity? Simple: Happiness. Numerous studies have come to this conclusion – for […]

07/02/2020 | By | Reply More
Debunking the ‘future of work’ myth

Debunking the ‘future of work’ myth

The “future of work” is not something that will suddenly appear from around a corner, but is already making itself felt. So says Jonathan Sears, partner and principal of people advisory services at EY, who before speaking at the in Rome told The Hive why he thinks the so-called future of work is a myth. […]

24/01/2020 | By | Reply More
Workplace bullying is more harmful than we realised

Workplace bullying is more harmful than we realised

New findings suggest being bullied at work won’t just affect you emotionally, but could also have serious consequences for your health. By Christian Jarrett,6th January 2020 In 2015, not long after Soma Ghosh, now 36, started a new job as a careers advisor, she began to dread every day at the office. A colleague consistently […]

09/01/2020 | By | Reply More
To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion — Not Just Diversity

To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion — Not Just Diversity

Ellen van Bodegom/Getty Images To retain talent, most organizations offer the typical things: free coffee and tea in the break room, competitive benefits, generous raises and bonuses, and employee recognition programs. But none of that works for an employee who doesn’t feel comfortable in his or her work environment. Picture, for example, a Muslim who […]

27/12/2019 | By | Reply More
Why is employee engagement important for UK businesses?

Why is employee engagement important for UK businesses?

Research shows a direct link between employee engagement and productivity, but how can UK businesses get the best from their people? New data from the Office of National Statistics shows second-quarter productivity declining 0.5 per cent compared with the same period last year – also the fourth consecutive quarter of negative growth for labour productivity. It […]

13/12/2019 | By | Reply More
YouTube rewind, the most disliked video

YouTube rewind, the most disliked video

The good news is last year’s “Rewind 2018” video earned the distinction of being the most disliked video in YouTube history with 17 million dislikes. With that in mind, the Rewind 2019 video is wildly more successful than its predecessor—for now at least. You can check out Rewind 2019 below. Courtesy of the Fast Company

11/12/2019 | By | Reply More
Is life really that complex?

Is life really that complex?

Can an algorithm forecast the site of the next riot? In this accessible talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows how complex social behavior can be analyzed and perhaps predicted through analogies to natural phenomena, like the patterns of a leopard’s spots or the distribution of predators and prey in the wild. Hannah Fry · Complexity theorist […]

08/12/2019 | By | Reply More
Inclusive Leaders

Inclusive Leaders

The chief executive’s role is changing from the traditional command and control approach to one of inclusive and purposeful leadership. Leading by example means demonstrating a willingness to create a highly inclusive culture, which goes deeper than simple quotas. A CEO must provide opportunities for all ages, gender and ethnicity. Raconteur report, future CEO, NOV, […]

10/11/2019 | By | Reply More
Check the best Microsoft Excel Course for you

Check the best Microsoft Excel Course for you

Click the image below to download our free skill check sheet. Fill out the sheet to establish you current skill level to help you decide what course you want to choose, Introduction Intermediate or Advanced. We also can help with course on: Microsoft Excel Professional Excel VBA Introduction Excel VBA Advanced Excel Dashboards Excel Business […]

28/10/2019 | By | Reply More
Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused

Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused

IMAGNO/GETTY IMAGES Experts have opined for decades on the reasons behind the spectacular failure rates of strategy execution. In 2016, it was estimated that 67% of well-formulated strategies failed due to poor execution. There are many explanations for this abysmal failure rate, but a 10-year longitudinal study on executive leadership conducted by my firm showed one clear reason. A […]

21/10/2019 | By | Reply More
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