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Pandemic accelerates digital transformation

The pandemic has accelerated trends in digital transformation that were already well under way, says Matt Graves. In times of uncertainty, large-scale projects and investments are rarely a priority – and no one knows quite how long the uncertainty engendered by COVID-19 will last. As a result, many may see the impacts of the COVID-19 […]

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Doubling down on diversity

Everyone has a role to play in making the organisation a more inclusive environment where diversity can thrive, explains Deirdre Gavin, HR Director and Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Bank of Ireland The case for inclusion and diversity The commercial successes accredited to more diverse organisations are well documented and the correlation between business […]

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Connecting with your screen audience

Kellie McCord of Toastmasters International gives handy tips on how to build rapport on those zoom calls that our dominating everyone’s business day.  Moving from face-to-face meetings to online has been a challenge for many. However, the biggest obstacle has been: ‘How to connect with an online audience?’ For most of us, work has been a place […]

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Best business reads of 2020

Irish Times business book reviewer Frank Dillon on some of the most interesting business titles published during the year. Humanocracy by Gary Hamel, Harvard Business Review Press London Business School professor Hamel is on a mission to rid bureaucracy from organisations as outlined in this bold manifesto for replacing traditional hierarchies with a more meritocratic, […]

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Isolde Norris on Setting Up Teams for Success

Experienced executive and team coach Isolde Norris shared her insights at an event in September on a compelling question that all organisations grapple with – what makes teams effective in the workplace? Often when there is a problem in teams, personalities are blamed and people can be scapegoated. Drawing on research from Hackman and Wageman, […]

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