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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

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.

Embrace the value of being human in a digital world

As a middle market business leader, the process of running numbers and managing staff might be easily executed by an algorithm but the innate human ability to spot a client opportunity and build deep relationships cannot. In his first thought leadership article for RSM, TomorrowToday Global's Raymond de Villiers explores why recognising the value of people, in an increasingly digital world, remains critical to long-term success.

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Embrace the value of being human in a digital world

Post pandemic taxation – what lies ahead?

What is next for the tax landscape in a post-pandemic world? The extent and depth of the global recession resulting from the pandemic, and its effect across the world means new thinking will be essential. This may put a premium on those policies that prioritise immediate economic growth. Join our international tax expert, Rob Mander and Femke Groothuis of The Ex'tax Project, as they discuss what is needed for a sustainable economic recovery.

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Cultivating curiosity and driving innovation

For a business to truly create a culture for innovation, the first step requires the establishment of an environment where ideas can flow freely, and curiosity is encouraged. But while it is crucial to communicate the importance of curiosity, communicating it alone is not enough to shape culture – it must be driven from the top as Chief Innovation Officer Paul Herring explains.

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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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