Corporate universities are at the hub of internal and external knowledge for an organisation, and are critical to building competencies, driving change and supporting corporate competitiveness. Didina González considers ways to understand and contextualise the corporate university.
What lies behind unhappiness in the workplace? Sometimes, it is a matter of management shortcomings. But it could also reflect a general decline in happiness nationwide. Laza Kekic analyses the worsening inputs that comprise national happiness, and explains why the decline has been particularly strong in the US over the past decade.
Business leaders are wrestling with ever more ethical issues. But knowing what constitutes good behaviour is easier than embedding ethical decision-making in a way that supports high performance, says Roger Steare.
‘If they don’t pay you what you want, will you leave; and if you leave do they care?’ This oft-repeated mantra is useful starting point for senior executives and employers alike when approaching top salary negotiations. Executives should be clear in their own minds how much they are really prepared to work for, and why. Pay equality is not the issue.
Inside Google’s new London office, employees can eat and drink for free. It’s a smart move: by keeping ‘Googlers’ in the building during lunch and coffee breaks, the company hopes that its staff will interact more, fuelling team spirit. Ian Sanders explores how innovative employers develop successful teams, and offers five tips for you to do the same.