In the modern business world working practices and the work environment have changed more rapidly in the last ten years than at any time since the industrial revolution. How do we retain our skills base?
I was helpfully reminded the other day that recessions run in ten-year cycles and that, in theory, we are closer to the next recession than we are to the last. So as we enter 2016, we could be only a couple of years away from another trigger, as when financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2008.
I was reading an article last month about a creative agency, Potato that has ditched the traditional nine to five model. There are no fixed working hours and staff are allowed to turn up and leave work whatever time they like – as long as the work gets done.
It might be a little prosaic to say but Stakeholder engagement is undeniably a critical element of every project and programme, yet it is often poorly understood and frequently patchy in terms of its execution. Few organisations give stakeholder engagement the time and attention it requires.
According to a report out in April from Oxford Economics and Amadeus, the global travel industry will see sustained growth of 5.4 per cent per annum until 2023, outpacing expected global GDP of 3.4 per cent.