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COVID-19 has caused a drastic positive culture change in family firms

The impact of COVID-19 has forced a drastic positive culture change in family firms, creating stronger solidarity and cohesion within the company and causing increased digitalisation, according to new research from Durham University Business School.

Contributor: Sascha Kraus, Professor of Entrepreneurship - Durham University Business School, | Published: 8 July 2020

How will Coronavirus remote working impact employee wellbeing?

Business culture and remote working expert, Jane Sparrow, is advising British businesses to get prepared for widespread remote working or brace themselves for a potentially significant impact on employee wellbeing. Read on to get advice on how to get your people remote working ready.

Contributor: Jane Sparrow, Founder and director - The Culture Builders | Published: 26 March 2020

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How lenient are Brits towards MPs and business leaders using illegal drugs?

Forty-three percent of Brits assert that cannabis alongside magic mushrooms as the drugs they feel are the most suitable for professionals in the public domain to have taken before being appointed to their high-ranking position. The majority (64 percent) believe any individual that has taken heroin should be prohibited from working.

Contributor: Charles Bloom | Published: 12 April 2019

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Global race for next-gen connectivity adoption held back by cultural attitudes

New research reveals global businesses must overcome significant barriers to embrace next era of connectivity. New research commissioned by international law practice Osborne Clarke reveals that businesses in Germany and the Netherlands could be leading the global race to embracing next-generation connectivity.

Contributor: Jon Fell | Published: 8 December 2018

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Culture fit is still the big story for 2019

93% of HR decision makers who completed a recent survey commissioned by pre-hire assessment specialist, ThriveMap, said they expected culture fit to become more important with regards to hiring in 2019. With 96% already saying that hiring for culture fit is already crucial, this reveals how much this topic will be discussed in the year ahead.

Contributor: Chris Platts | Published: 19 November 2018

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Company history is key to unlocking the future

Interpreting the history of your organisation in new and different ways will help the direction of your branding and innovation today. In the study, some members used aspects of company history that were enduring and traditional to appeal to established customers.

Contributor: Davide Ravasi | Published: 28 October 2018

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UK needs urgent working culture shock

The study of 1600 UK-based companies across a diverse set of sectors measured a number of key metrics, from flexible working to rewards programmes, team bonding activity to the sharing of information, working environments to employee retention, the research highlighted the extent to which old school traditions still dictate management practices across UK PLC.

Contributor: Chieu Cao | Published: 17 November 2017

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Why “always-on” is a big negative

What is more, nearly two-thirds (61 percent) believe that curtailing the use of out of hours work emails could lead to better employee morale with just 9 percent saying limits would hit morale and just 6 percent saying it would result in staff leaving an employer.

Contributor: Adrian Matthews | Published: 14 November 2017

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Chinese tourists spending more on tourism abroad

Last year was another strong year for outbound tourism from China, the world’s leading outbound market. International tourism expenditure grew by US$ 11 billion to US$ 261 billion, an increase by 12 percent (in local currency). Comment from World Tourism Organisation.

Contributor: World Tourism Organisation | Published: 27 April 2017