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Finding opportunity in change

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

17 March 2020
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.

Agile management - a growing priority for modern businesses

11 December 2019
By Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International

Getting ahead in the new world of work

3 January 2019
Keeping up with the fast pace of change: six tips to stay ahead of the game. By Ian Sanders   

How to make corporate innovation really work

12 October 2018
During the past few decades, the rules have been slowly changing in the business world

Bringing risk-conscious tidings – Creating an enterprise-wide awareness of risk

12 October 2018
We have all seen the brazen headlines depicting the latest fraud scandal and organisations crumbling as a result. We are saturated with recommendations, codes, standards and acts concerning Corporate Governance and Risk Management. Honing the risk-conscious culture in today’s uncertain, tech-boom world is ever more crucial to avoid the next headline pointing at you.

To thrive with machines, become more human

13 July 2018
The need for business leaders to make work more humane is more urgent than ever, but it doesn’t simply mean preserving human labour against automation at all costs; rather, it means allowing employees to be more human by honing the skills that clearly differentiate them from machines, so we can add value and enable workers to thrive.

People strategies for success in a rapidly shifting global climate

13 July 2018
One issue stands out for every middle-market business that operates internationally...

Timing Disruption: The Stepping Stone Strategy

13 July 2018
The stepping stone metaphor is deliberate – what you are looking for is a market that is perhaps not your ultimate target market, but rather allows you to take a step toward that market, building acceptance and an ecosystem along the way. 

Blockchain: The technology too powerful to ignore

14 March 2018
The potential applications of blockchain technology are numerous, but the technology is complex and difficult to wield. Indeed, truly taking advantage of blockchain not only requires businesses to adapt existing business models, but to reimagine them from scratch.

A changing nation: the effects of globalisation on China

13 March 2018
How has globalisation affected China? The answer might be that while globalisation has boosted expansion and interaction within political, economic and cultural terms, it has also brought friction and conflict – which foreign businesses can help to assuage through understanding working practices in China.

Giving globalisation meaning: re-emerging markets and the road to reglobalisation

13 March 2018
Reglobalisation will belong to those countries that adapt to the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, those that understand globalisation’s pros and cons, and not those hiding behind walls of protectionism. Those who want to succeed must create business-friendly ecosystems, well-established and transparent market rules and steadfast connections to transnational economic networks.

Key strategies for business leaders in the changing global economy

13 March 2018
Leaders need to carry out careful, strategic planning to meet the many challenges they face. Cautious engagement seems the wisest path. They must partner with the right advisors, research individual markets carefully, anticipate policy shifts and adapt to them more swiftly and effectively than their competitors.

Publishing board: Finding opportunity in change

22 January 2018
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.

Business decisions and tax decisions – can they ever be frictionless?

5 January 2018
No company pays international tax and no revenue authority collects international tax. Instead, there are independent national tax codes that were not designed in harmony with one another, and tax authorities around the world that are struggling to get to grips with modern business and digital economies. While the answer would likely be best found in transparency and cooperation, what we are seeing instead is a shift towards friction and protectionism.

Adaptation remains the key to survival in a complex global economy

5 January 2018
Prioritising key markets will become even more important for middle market companies. It may be that the company of the future will become a globe trotter – shifting its workforce and operations every ten years as demand for its good and services shifts too. New technologies will also play a part in smoothing the path for global companies, as transport becomes faster and software and AI becomes ever more sophisticated.

Deglobalisation goes digital: the commercial future of the Internet

5 January 2018
The internet is the defining meme of globalisation. It is impossible for us to conceive of a world without the internet. But this posterchild and its borderless model are under threat. Deglobalisation – the emerging paradigm in an economically frustrated world – is also going digital.

What is deglobalisation?

4 January 2018
Deglobalisation is an awkward word for a phenomenon that makes investors and businesses anxious. The last time the world experienced it on a significant scale, between 1914 and 1945, was one of the darkest periods in history, encompassing two world wars, economic depression and trade protectionism.