Category Archives: Globalisation

I spoke last week at the IACCM conference in Rome about leadership and what skills would be necessary for leadership in the future.  The new skills needed for leaders created considerable debate and discussion, so I thought I would share this thinking in a three-part blog – the new model of leadership, this week and ...

Predictions of the future have to be taken with a large pinch of salt – especially when considering the impact of technology on business over the next 12 months. However, as someone who started her career as a historian, I know that if we do not think hard about the future now, then we will ...

In the last episode of the very good BBC Radio 4 series “The New Workplace”  Justin King, late boss of Sainsbury’s claimed that introducing a nationwide minimum wage is “ludicrous” and went on to say: “One of the consequences of productivity is fewer people producing the same output. Companies will invest more in productivity and ...

Businesses can do great things by seizing on the opportunities presented by intelligent automation, but also have to understand how this new sector is evolving so they can effectively plan for the future. It’s a topic that is becoming increasingly debated at the highest levels of industry and in this blog, I share some of these discussions.

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Globalisation is sometimes seen as a modern phenomenon. But of course it began when our ancestors left Africa and started spreading out over the globe and, as the explorer Thor Heyerdahl proved, our ancestors were able to sail the Atlantic in mere papyrus boats. In the past, phases of global growth have often ended in ...