Caring for an Ageing Population: Problem or Opportunity for Organisational Life?

Guest blogger: Dr Leah Tomkins, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at The Open University Business School. In the West, we are all living longer. Indeed, the fact that our retirement ages keep getting pushed back suggests that we are expected to have many more years of productive life than was the case in previous generations. … More Caring for an Ageing Population: Problem or Opportunity for Organisational Life?

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Is Organisation the Place for Care?

Our Business Perspectives half-day masterclass in London on Wednesday 10 February 2016 will look at ways in which care can influence leadership, organisational strategy, HR policy and issues of work/life balance. The event will be hosted by Dr Leah Tomkins, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the OU Business School, who has held senior leadership … More Is Organisation the Place for Care?

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Intercultural Working webinar – recording available

Our webinar on Intercultural Working took place on 15 July. If you missed it or want to watch again, the webinar is now available to view on demand. Watch the webinar Listen to what our speakers had to say about the issues relating to leadership and management in different multicultural settings, cross cultural coaching and the … More Intercultural Working webinar – recording available

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Intercultural working trend report & webinar

Our latest Business Perspectives trend report looks at our current topic of Intercultural Working. The report considers the wider world of business culture, focusing on hiring, development, communication, embracing and the big picture. The pace of business has never been so fast, which is why this summary has been designed so it can quickly inspire … More Intercultural working trend report & webinar

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How to manage multi-generational workplaces?

Guest blogger: Murray Eldridge, Open University MBA Alumnus, Head of Commercial and Operations at Subsea Infrastructure and Director of Actinium CS Ltd. Author of ‘Leading High Performance’. Questions abound around Boomers, GenX’ers, Millennials and how to manage multi-generational workplaces?  We may be forgiven for thinking that this is a new problem of the modern era … More How to manage multi-generational workplaces?

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How can managers effectively harness the human capital they bring to enhance operational effectiveness?

Guest blogger: Gerard McGurk, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus and member of our Alumni Council, Consular Regional Director – Middle East & North Africa at Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The workplace in 2015 is facing a unique opportunity (not challenge) in so far as it will have four generations (or waves) of employees (listed … More How can managers effectively harness the human capital they bring to enhance operational effectiveness?

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Tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders – highlights from the roundtable discussion & webinar

Highlights from the Business Perspectives roundtable discussion and webinar on Management Now: tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders are available to watch, in a short 30 minute video. Listen to our speakers about how managers can tackle the knowledge gaps and skills shortages of the future, whilst embracing new ways of working and creating more effective … More Tomorrow’s demands on today’s leaders – highlights from the roundtable discussion & webinar

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Today’s learning landscape – how L&D is supporting democratisation, creativity & innovation, leadership & change

Guest blogger: Sue Parr, Head of Executive Education at The Open University Business School looks at the business challenges behind the buzzwords. This content first appeared on HR Magazine, an online HR publication for people-focused, forward-thinking, business leaders who want insight into, and examples of, business-contextualised HR to develop high-performing organisations. Many managers are recognising … More Today’s learning landscape – how L&D is supporting democratisation, creativity & innovation, leadership & change

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Leadership quarter summary report

Here we introduce you to our third Business Perspectives summary report in the series, which concludes the leadership quarter with a rich collateral of global perspectives on leaders and leadership. We invite you to download and share the report and send us any comments.  A similar summary report will be available following the change management quarter. If … More Leadership quarter summary report

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