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The Unmet Promises of the Open-Plan Office

Posted by Thought Leadership on Jun 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Global survey shows how open-plan layouts threaten employee wellness and productivity while failing to deliver on collaboration, growth and other critical business goals—and what companies can do to address these issues

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Topics: HR, Talent, and labour, Workplace, Open office, Thought leadership, Organisation and operations, Global surveys, Business and economic outlook, Workforce

Tackling the UK’s productivity problem: investing in the right skills

Posted by John Reiners on Nov 28, 2017 11:32:15 AM

The UK launched its Industrial Strategy yesterday, seeking to tackle the UK’s pervasive slow productivity growth. Developing technical skills is one of the key recommendations, through increasing teaching of STEM subjects, enhanced Computer Science education and “T levels,” the establishment of a National Centre for Computing Education and an Institute for Coding.  Coincidentally, last week BT and Accenture launched their study “Tech know-how: The new way to get ahead for the next generation.” Though they both seem on the same page in promoting tackling technology skills shortages, there are important differences in emphasis.

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Topics: United Kingdom, Technology, Economic impact, Thought leadership, Workforce, Tech literacy

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