“The UK is in the midst of a productivity crisis” – is a phrase we’re bound to hear thrown around the World Productivity Day, celebrated this past 20th of June.
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Do people in your company use headphones (including earpieces and earbuds) as part of their work or are they allowed to wear them to listen to their own content while at work?
With the likes of the Financial Times reporting that an Instagrammer with 100,000 followers could charge up to $2,000 for a post, you can see why becoming an influencer seems a viable career.
In Western world we’ve generally attempted to stop throwing everything into landfill and take greater responsibility for collecting recyclable materials. However, despite many good intentions, the true value of recyclable materials is not being realised. Cross-contamination of plastics and dirty packaging means that over half of the items going into the recycling bin aren’t recycled.
Delegation is a balancing act. You want to delegate effectively and at the same time do an appropriate amount of work yourself.
The publishing industry has innovated over time and we’re now used to paperbacks and e-books. However, there is one change that has so far eluded the industry: going direct to the readers. Now technology is allowing this to happen the publishing landscape is starting to change again.
Majority of UK manufacturers say regulatory change is impacting business but are responding by investing in new technologies and Brand Britain. Continue reading
Rural businesses employ 13% of the working population and represent 25% of all registered businesses in the UK[i]. The rural economy contributes 40%[ii] of the UK’s Gross Value Added (GVA) – over £400 billion. But rural areas are still being held back by poor telecoms coverage, particularly high-speed internet connectivity and 4G coverage.
When you take the plunge to become a freelancer or start your own business, you’ll find that time is now your biggest asset. This means that managing it well and having the right support to help you get your work done is a top priority. You may also find that it is expensive to get started, or at least that it’s easy to spend more than you’d like.
Throughout our careers, we experience many different personality types that influence our behaviours and professional personas. These encounters can often shape who we become as leaders, but have you taken the time to reflect on your management approach and considered how your team view your performance as a manager?