Future Trends

The Last Byte of Innovation at Apple?

If you’ve been on a Christmas/New Year break like me, you may have missed the news that Apple issued its first profit warning in 16 years due to a fall in forecasted revenue in China. Ostensibly, the reason is the slowdown in China’s economic growth. [...]

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Employee wellbeing starts with job control not yoga classes

Many of us have taken up some form of mindfulness or movement practice to help manage our stress and ageing bodies. I love going to yoga a couple of times a week for both the mental benefits that help soothe the week’s stress as well as the physical benefits [...]

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The End of Driving ….. and the Future of Work

One of the most pressing issues facing business (and society) today is the current skill levels of the workforce. Increasingly automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are making many existing skills redundant. Conversely, the skills needed to operate in an [...]

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Managing Differently in the Digital Era

Achieving power, exerting influence and maintaining control have long been the domains of executive leaders. We've all seen how information and expertise – critical tools in wielding power and influence - resided at the top of organisation structures. In [...]

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The future of management? More managers

There’s been a lot of speculation about where jobs are going to come from in the future. The advent of AI and ever increasing automation in the workplace are legitimate cause for concern. Fortunately, McKinsey has just published a comprehensive report: Jobs [...]

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Are management apprenticeships the future?

Earlier this year, the UK government implemented a new apprenticeship levy on large employers to fund management apprenticeships as well as others. The aim is to significantly increase apprenticeship starts and stimulate productivity growth. Why? UK [...]

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Here’s how virtual reality could be the next big thing in leadership development

A couple of years ago, Facebook bought a virtual reality (VR) headset company (Oculus) for $2 Billion - a massive amount for an undeveloped technology, even for a company as big as Facebook. Indeed, their COO Sheryl Sandberg has had to repeatedly hose down [...]

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