Hope in the time of collapse

Hope in a time of collapse

Half of the world’s population is considered “highly vulnerable”. The emergency that so many in the rich world have felt was somewhere off in the future, is here. Now. It’s just somewhere else.

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SpaceTime is everything

SpaceTime is the physical universe inside which we and everything else exists. What is the significance of this phenomenon to the business world?

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The lived experience model of work

The FutureWork Forum has created a model to represent work as part of a “lived experience” and not as a distinct and separate compartment of life. The FWF model articulates work and life as intertwined helixes, similar to the DNA molecule.

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Developing the art of resilience

If we required a reminder of our need for resilience, the pandemic provides it. Everybody has to go through difficult times in their life; some more than others. But the way we manage these situations determines how we are going to handle similar situations in the future and what we learn from them. “Hard times…

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Educating for personal strength and well-being

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Business schools face increasing calls to expand their focus to educating for personal strength and well-being. Jeroen Kraaijenbrink outlines a nine-step programme that helps students—and staff—deal with the stress they face in today’s society.   Ever since their creation around a century ago, business schools have had a strong focus on helping students develop their…

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Time to think again

Creativity needs space and time to flourish, says Dan Pontefract. Being too busy harms this. Too often, it gets lost in status quo thinking. We have to make the time to rethink how we think.

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Mindfulness: The antidote to macho leadership?

Most students love the buzzy, busy atmosphere of an MBA programme. But is it the right way to teach them the soft skills, particularly leadership, that employees say they want? Dianne Lynne Bevelander and David Bond suggest that ‘mindfulness’ courses may be the answer.

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