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Article Regulation Global Business Change Management
The new rules of safety: Ask the RIGHT questions!
In that article I explained that modern safety leaders need more than just technical skills to survive in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous) world. Adaptability to change, the ability to tolerate adversity, make decisions quickly (and well!), and have an entrepreneurial spirit – essentially by finding opportunities to add value – …
By Andrew Sharman
in Safety and Health Practitioner 29 January 2019
The new rules of safety: Ask the RIGHT questions!
By Andrew Sharman
in Safety and Health Practitioner 29 January 2019
Summary
In that article I explained that modern safety leaders need more than just technical skills to survive in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous) world. Adaptability to change, the ability to tolerate adversity, make decisions quickly (and well!), and have an entrepreneurial spirit – essentially by finding opportunities to add value – …
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Article Artificial Intelligence Ethics Value Creation Strategy Regulation
生成AIの戦略的な活用で競争力を高める
Looking to the future and potential of generative AI (artificial intelligence), many companies are embarking on experiments and verification to introduce it. However, due to its unfinished nature, there are many questions regarding its ethical use, long-term impact on society, etc., and whether companies can effectively We are currently searchin…
By Tomoko Yokoi
in Harvard Business Review Japan March 2024
生成AIの戦略的な活用で競争力を高める
By Tomoko Yokoi
in Harvard Business Review Japan March 2024
Summary
Looking to the future and potential of generative AI (artificial intelligence), many companies are embarking on experiments and verification to introduce it. However, due to its unfinished nature, there are many questions regarding its ethical use, long-term impact on society, etc., and whether companies can effectively We are currently searchin…
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Article Digital Technology Management Business Transformation
Ensuring the internet is a right, not a privilege
Internet access has become a critical aspect of modern life. No longer just a realm of entertainment, the internet is a gateway for accessing basic public services, educational and economic opportunities. But in the US alone, more than 40m people lack adequate access to broadband internet. Even in the EU, regarded globally as an advanced region …
By Tomoko Yokoi
in Forbes.com 20 February 2024
Ensuring the internet is a right, not a privilege
By Tomoko Yokoi
in Forbes.com 20 February 2024
Summary
Internet access has become a critical aspect of modern life. No longer just a realm of entertainment, the internet is a gateway for accessing basic public services, educational and economic opportunities. But in the US alone, more than 40m people lack adequate access to broadband internet. Even in the EU, regarded globally as an advanced region …
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Article Disruption China Transition
China’s doom loop: A dramatically smaller (and older) population could create a devastating global slowdown
China has announced that in 2023 its population declined from 1.4118 to 1.4097 billion people. Forecasting by the UN suggests China’s population will dip to 1.313 billion by 2050 and then down to about 800 million by 2100. This is a significant change and will have ramifications well beyond its borders. There are two trends that underline such a…
By José Caballero
in The Conversation 12 February 2024
China’s doom loop: A dramatically smaller (and older) population could create a devastating global slowdown
By José Caballero
in The Conversation 12 February 2024
Summary
China has announced that in 2023 its population declined from 1.4118 to 1.4097 billion people. Forecasting by the UN suggests China’s population will dip to 1.313 billion by 2050 and then down to about 800 million by 2100. This is a significant change and will have ramifications well beyond its borders. There are two trends that underline such a…
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Article Psychology Emotion Management Change Management Digital
Do you have a phone addiction?
In our digital age, smartphones have become a double-edged sword, offering boundless information at our fingertips while silently ensnaring us in a web of overdependence. Unchecked phone use can erode our mental well-being, dull our professional edge, and disrupt our most cherished relationships. Yet, by recognizing the stealthy creep of phone a…
By Alyson Meister and Nele Dael
in HBR.org 12 February 2024
Do you have a phone addiction?
By Alyson Meister and Nele Dael
in HBR.org 12 February 2024
Summary
In our digital age, smartphones have become a double-edged sword, offering boundless information at our fingertips while silently ensnaring us in a web of overdependence. Unchecked phone use can erode our mental well-being, dull our professional edge, and disrupt our most cherished relationships. Yet, by recognizing the stealthy creep of phone a…
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Article Emotion Management Psychology Leadership
The restorative power of small habits
Over the last few years, there’s been a renewed focus on burnout, a serious physical and psychological condition that requires attention and care. But a narrow focus on burnout ignores another key part of wellbeing — the more subtle but equally important ongoing maintenance of one’s energy, especially through the daily challenges of leadership. …
By Jennifer Jordan and Francesca Giulia Mereu
in HBR.org 9 February 2024
The restorative power of small habits
By Jennifer Jordan and Francesca Giulia Mereu
in HBR.org 9 February 2024
Summary
Over the last few years, there’s been a renewed focus on burnout, a serious physical and psychological condition that requires attention and care. But a narrow focus on burnout ignores another key part of wellbeing — the more subtle but equally important ongoing maintenance of one’s energy, especially through the daily challenges of leadership. …
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Article Family Business Asia Future Readiness
Embracing change: Future-proofing family businesses in S-E Asia
FAMILY businesses are a dominant form of organisation across South-east Asia, comprising over 60 per cent of the publicly listed companies in most countries in the region, and an even larger share of private companies. These businesses, often spanning multiple generations, play a crucial role in driving economic dynamism in the region. However, …
By Marleen Dieleman
in The Business Times 7 February 2024
Embracing change: Future-proofing family businesses in S-E Asia
By Marleen Dieleman
in The Business Times 7 February 2024
Summary
FAMILY businesses are a dominant form of organisation across South-east Asia, comprising over 60 per cent of the publicly listed companies in most countries in the region, and an even larger share of private companies. These businesses, often spanning multiple generations, play a crucial role in driving economic dynamism in the region. However, …
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Article Competitiveness Innovation China
Nike dominates Chinese apparel market for now, but “Guochao” is changing the game
IMD research places world leader Nike ahead of local rivals, but its podium position is under threat as local sentiment and quality products build a growing loyalty for national apparel brands.
By Mark J. Greeven
in I by IMD 7 February 2024
Nike dominates Chinese apparel market for now, but "Guochao" is changing the game
Article Competitiveness Finance Leadership China
Is corporate China catching up with the United States powerhouse?
We examine whether China’s tremendous economic growth this century is reflected in significant economic profitmaking by its firms.
By Camilla Sophie Erencin Simon J. Evenett Alexander Gruber and Felix Reitz
in I by IMD 6 February 2024
Is corporate China catching up with the United States powerhouse?
Article Strategy
What does Taiwan need – Diplomatic engagement or military deterrence? 
While there is widespread concern that tensions around Taiwan might escalate into conflict, opinions vary on how this could be avoided. A recent Asia Society Switzerland debate heard the arguments for two different approaches.
By Nico Luchsinger
in I by IMD 6 February 2024
What does Taiwan need – Diplomatic engagement or military deterrence? 
Article Human Resources
Why organizations should tailor the workplace to empower Gen Z and share benefits across all generations 
The changing world of work is challenging both seasoned employees and newcomers to the workplace. Rather than regarding first-time workers as difficult and forcing them to adapt to old norms, organizations should collaboratively support them to thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. In meeting the needs of Gen Z, em…
By Heidi Brooks
in I by IMD 6 February 2024
Why organizations should tailor the workplace to empower Gen Z and share benefits across all generations 
Article China Competitiveness Innovation
Global pharma invests in China on the strength of a booming national biotech sector
IMD research reveals the top four key attributes of successful companies in the Chinese pharma sector, including their global and local strategies as well as their acquisitions and investment in local companies, best cost logistics and production, and development of a robust pipeline of new innovative solutions, including oncology and weight-los…

in I by IMD 6 February 2024
Global pharma invests in China on the strength of a booming national biotech sector
Article Talent Management Sustainability
Green skills gap: Upskilling for climate risk and reporting
Proposed changes to mandatory ESG reporting mean finance professionals must upskill to be literate in sustainability reporting in an era of increased climate risk.

in I by IMD 5 February 2024
Green skills gap: Upskilling for climate risk and reporting
Article Strategy Sustainability
Under attack from multiple angles, does ESG’s evolution need a helping hand?
Standards, supply chains, and ‘white spots’: ESG’s star is still in the ascendancy – but businesses and banks need immaculate data to report with confidence.
By Eugenio Longo
in I by IMD 5 February 2024
Under attack from multiple angles, does ESG’s evolution need a helping hand?
Article Human Resources Talent Management Diversity and Equity and Inclusion
How to harness talent of people with disability 
A five-layered, multi-step approach can help to attract and develop the largely untapped talents of ‘the world’s largest minority’.
By Tania Lennon
in I by IMD 5 February 2024
How to harness talent of people with disability