Tags: Management

Andrea Piacentini: Mobility programme management and compliance in an increasingly complex world

In a world where there are more and more regulations to identify and adhere to in the global mobility space, compliance to social security regulations, employment rules and a host of local and international laws is one of the key challenges for mobility professionals. And, as the world becomes more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, specialist knowledge and team work are defining characteristics of global mobility work.

Kim Lewin: Overcoming the five roadblocks to workforce management success

More than 17 percent of new technology initiatives fail, sometimes, according to McKinsey, generating large enough cost overruns so as to put an organisation’s future in jeopardy. Even successful projects often fail to achieve the full range of intended benefits. In the case of a technology project seeking to hit its mark – from staying on budget to achieving the desired results – these failures can often be traced back to shortcomings in how the human element of the project was managed.

Alex Efthymiades: Conflict management – another answer to employee engagement?

Employee engagement is something every organisation desires, but few know how to achieve. In this article, we approach the issue from a different angle. We argue that an effective way to raise employee engagement is to improve an organisation’s ability to manage conflict quickly, informally and collaboratively. This is because conflict at work, when badly managed, can have an immensely detrimental effect on employees’ motivation, commitment and levels of engagement. Conversely, if employees are able to transform potential conflicts into opportunities for greater creativity and deeper relationships, this will positively impact employee engagement.

Symposium summit highlights rise of millennial management

The millennial generation, long associated with the youthful cutting edge, is now heading towards early middle age. This means that more and more millennials are reaching the upper heights of the career ladder and are now assuming senior management positions. The latest Symposium organised summit titled ‘Talent Management and Leadership Development’, held yesterday at the Hilton Hotel in Canary Wharf, London, considered the effect this generational change in leadership will have on the workplace.