Womenomics: Gender Diversity and the Rise of Female-Driven Growth Potential by Tine Arentsen Willumsen is a new international business book with a contribution by FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance. Its theme covers women’s influence on the global economy, both as consumers and managers.
Business issues need to be analysed and solved by different groups in an organisation. In this context, the HR role needs to evolve, changing away from the current service-providing department. Our HR Masterclass in Barcelona on 8 May 2018 debated the issues.
It’s a rare opportunity: your entire team in one place, away from the office, for a couple of days and nights. But the dreaded ‘away day’ is notorious for wasting time and money with forced team bonding. Done well, however, the away day can nurture team spirit, encourage reflection and review team progress.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has found a way to make executives think harder for longer in meetings. He makes his executives write down what they have figured out in several pages of clear prose which is read in silence at the start of a meeting.
Geopolitical crisis can be capricious. It can devastate one market, while leaving a neighbouring market unscathed. Even within the same market, an event may be perceived differently, depending on a company’s business model, sector, value chain or processes.