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Recent global events have shown that the business world is now moving in a different direction. Nationalism and populism are gaining momentum. International trade is being affected by changes in trade deals, tax regulations and laws, and some businesses’ aspirations are shifting from globalisation to localisation.

Advances in technology are having a dramatic effect on the way we work and the way we live, altering the expectations of both consumers and workers. Artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of things and big data are infiltrating and embedding themselves within our businesses.

The political, financial and economic uncertainty will have a large and lasting effect on the middle market, and provide many businesses with unforeseen issues and challenges. However, at RSM these challenges translate to opportunities. Here, RSM’s expert contributors will offer their ideas and insight, proposing new perspectives as to how your business can not only survive these turbulent conditions, but thrive in them.

RSM's publishing board: Finding opportunity in change

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Driving business growth in an ever-changing world

Recent global events have shown that the business world is now moving in a different direction. Nationalism and populism are gaining momentum. International trade is being affected by changes in trade deals, tax regulations and laws, and some businesses’ aspirations are shifting from globalisation to localisation.

Advances in technology are having a dramatic effect on the way we work and the way we live, altering the expectations of both consumers and workers. Artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things and big data are infiltrating and embedding themselves within our businesses.

The political, financial and economic uncertainty will have a large and lasting effect on the middle market, and provide many businesses with unforeseen issues and challenges. However, at RSM these challenges translate to opportunities. Here, RSM’s expert contributors will offer their ideas and insight, proposing new perspectives as to how your business can not only survive these turbulent conditions, but thrive in them.

Risk and resilience – top tips for business scenario planning

In anticipation of a second spike of COVID-19, it is vital that businesses act to create resilience and achieve long-term survival. 

Discover the do’s and don’ts on scenario planning to safeguard your organisation in our latest Finding opportunity in change by RSM’s Matthew Humphrey.

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Learning and development in the new normal - A guide to remote workshops

Unstructured and unfacilitated virtual workshops can lead to a lack of innovation that, in this new normal, is increasingly crucial to business success. In this article, Brand and Innovation Manager for RSM Romania, Andreea Nitoi explains what makes for effective remote facilitation.

 

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Learning and development in the new normal - A guide to remote workshops

Great minds don’t think alike

“If you want sparks you’ll need a little friction. And that means somehow orchestrating minds that have very little in common.” In this article, Jason Clarke discusses how leveraging  diversity of thought can lead to more innovation and success for your business.

 

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Changes to audit are about transparency, and transparency presents opportunity

In December 2019, Sir Donald Robson released a revolutionary report setting out a critical need for audit reform – one that embraces quality and restores trust.

In a post-pandemic environment, in which people want to know that the companies they interact with operate in a way that aligns with their moral outlook, Henk Heymans, Head of Audit at RSM South Africa, breaks down the report’s recommendations and explains why this is an exciting time for the audit profession.

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Changes to audit are about transparency, and transparency presents opportunity

Re-imagining what is possible in a ‘re-globalised’ world

As we enter into the ‘Roaring Twenties’, there is much change and uncertainty afoot and advanced and emerging market economies alike are still tracking their downward trajectories. 

 

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