Working smart – Say goodbye to 9 to 5

As the demands for a 24/7 consumer culture grows, organisations are increasingly recognising the benefits of working flexibly for both their staff and their profits. Technology has been a huge driver to changing the nature of the typical workplace from one where staff arrive at nine in the morning and leave at five, to organisations that accept a range of working arrangement giving employees flexibility on how long, where and when they work. Dave Coplin, the chief envisioning office at ...

Time Management

I was recently pointed to this video about a time management tool. Although the model has some weaknesses, I think it would be a useful starting point for students about to undertake their internal assessment or extended essay in Business and Management (especially for your procrastinators). It needs following up, getting your students to identify and prioritise tasks in terms of importance and urgency (although I believe there is a continuum, which is not accounted for in the model) and ...

Changing business landscapes – new routes to success

China’s economic growth tumbled to its lowest rate in more than three years last month. The world’s second-largest economy grew 7.4% in the three months ending in September 2012, down from the previous quarter’s 7.6%. This was the lowest growth for Beijing since the first quarter of 2009. The Chinese economy has been stumbling for months, due largely to government lending and investment controls imposed to cool an overheated economy and inflation. However, the downturn worsened sharply last year after ...