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Habits built around social power

Even at age three, children can figure out where social power lies. So given this early exposure, why is it so hard to be a good boss later in life? It seems that we recognise what it takes to be a good manager, but it’s quite another thing to put that into practice when we […]

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Food glorious food

Dentists criticize the frequency of cakes and other sugary snacks in the workplace. Providing sweet treats is impacting health. This is not helped by our inability to get the relation between pleasure and (food) size right, so we eat bigger portions than we need. Some companies are offering free food as an incentive, but without […]

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Migratory talent

Migration impacts the war for talent, as developed countries attempt to fill skill shortages and developing countries fight to retain their talent; migration can generate significant economic benefits: migrants make up just 3.4 percent of the world’s population, but they contribute nearly 10 percent of global GDP. Immigrants are twice as likely to become entrepreneurs […]

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The digital imperative

Your employees are six times more likely to stay if you give them digital skill development opportunities. That might include machine learning that supports managers to grow their people. Paradoxically, for reasons of health and wellbeing, employees in France are now being given the “right to disconnect”. Technology supports us to learn and grow and […]

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Will Donald Trump’s policies be sabotaged by robots?

The new US president wants to bring jobs back to the US, but – whatever the long-term impact of protectionism – pundits anticipate the continued destruction of jobs due to automation. It’s easy to find examples of jobs disappearing in the motor industry, displaced by physical robots, a phenomenon first seen in 1937 and popular […]

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