In the current business environment, change seems to be the new normal. In just ten years we’ve seen a huge amount of technical breakthroughs, and I expect there’ll be plenty more.
Last Friday marked the close of Work Wise Week designed to promote modern “smarter” working practices such as agile, flexible, remote and mobile working. Far from simply being buzz words, these approaches to organisations empower their people to work can bring real benefits – from driving productivity to improving employee wellbeing.
It was promising to see economic figures showing the UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in Q4 of 2015, more than previously estimated. But with Brexit in the balance and the Panama leaks sending geopolitical shockwaves, it’s no surprise that the NIESR’s most recent GDP estimates show that growth has stalled in the first quarter of this year.
Productivity is hot on the lips of politicians, the Governor of the Bank of England, and businesses alike – and when you look at the statistics, you can understand why.
In today’s fiercely competitive and increasingly digital market, retailers are finding new ways to differentiate themselves all the time.
With party conference season over, we are beginning to get a much clearer idea of policy makers’ economic plans for the next Parliament. Not surprisingly, all parties have recognised the need for growth to remain at the top of the agenda, but I believe that more can be done to build on the UK’s strong digital foundations.
As employees return from holiday and the new school year begins, business leaders could be forgiven for thinking that they can ease back into their routines this September.
Monday 16th June marked the start of the first ever London Technology Week, a five-day festival showcasing “London’s role as the digital capital of Europe.” 30,000 people gathered across the capital to attend hundreds of events, hearing from some of the world’s most prominent tech entrepreneurs and business leaders.
‘Creativity’ and ‘innovation’ are the currency of modern business, the buzzwords that describe today’s cutting edge – so much so that there are now entire weeks in the calendar devoted to them.