By Elizabeth Meza Rodríguez, editor for El Empresario and Management. Companies are exposed to risks, both operational ones and natural disasters. Some risks in economic and financial crises, political issues, market trends and operational management can be avoided, but to do so requires a risk culture to be implemented throughout the organization. This means a risk culture…

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Recently, Meta4, the company I work for renewed FFE certification as a Family-Friendly Enterprise, a practice that is registered as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies. CSR addresses responsibility issues and work-life balance; it also includes support for equal opportunities and the integration of the most disadvantaged. Even though I had always backed and…

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1. 4 Ways to Help Your Employees Experience More Fulfillment (and why you need to) “Have you ever quit a job or left an entire career behind because it lacked meaning and purpose? I have. And it was the best decision I ever made. And it turns out, I’m not alone”. By Kathy Caprino at…

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By Susana Mozo Weisz, Global SaaS Client Manager at Meta4. If we stop to think about it, there are many everyday situations, besides pills of popular wisdom that allude to the effect called the familiarity principle. Perhaps we have never thought about it, or maybe we have, but how many times have we heard or…

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Discover here our best selection of articles of December 2017 1. Designing your office around the five senses. By Dr Marie Puybaraud Why human interaction matters more than ever in an age of digitisation. Have you ever wondered which features in your office directly stimulate the five senses? The view of the sky, the tinkling of a fountain,…

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We tend to think of development plans as just for the company, to make sure that the workforce is prepared to do what it must do to meet business goals. However this is limiting. Agile companies focus far more on managing individuals who cooperate with one another as one large team to achieve business goals. This…

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  HR’s Vital Role in How Employees Spend Their Time, Talent, and Energy  by Eric Garton in Harvard Business Review HR’s value and efficacy is a favorite topic of debate in business. Complaints about HR include things from weak, reactive business partnering to poor talent recruitment and development, from time-wasting processes to incomprehensible communications. I don’t intend to…

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Many companies brag about being innovative and reiterate this in corporate reports and in the different messages sent out to society. Settling in offices with large windows, scandinavian design furniture, walls decorated with photographs of Steve Jobs, Einstein and Leonardo Da Vinci, or a common space for playing table football—this is not what I would…

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We are right on the brink of another Christmas. Another year has slipped by, past our daily chores interspersed by the odd escapade, failed plans, laughs, and why not, the predictable tears. At this point, almost unintentionally and most casually, we stop inevitably to take stock and ponder over the New Year’s resolutions which will…

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Business innovation is regarded as the key driver for competitive differentiation in the new market and business areas of the knowledge economy. As managers, leaders and entrepreneurs, we face markedly different realities from the circumstances that gave life to the predictable, stable and mellow settings of the industrial age. The transition to new practices and…

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