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Sometimes, the rules really do need to be broken

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Humans need rules. Rules make life more predictable. But when rules multiply, the world needs rule-breakers.The creator of the underground website Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, was sentenced to life in prison for creating an online space that allowed people to use bitcoins to buy and sell things. Some used Silk Road (named after Marco Polo’s trading route from China) to sell illegal drugs. Pe

Book Extract: Integration is never easy

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LEADING WITH STRATEGIC THINKING: FOUR WAYS EFFECTIVE LEADERS GAIN INSIGHT, DRIVE CHANGE, AND GET RESULTSAuthor: Aaron K Olson, B. Keith SimersonPublisher: WileyISBN: 9788126556915Price: Rs 499In early 2005, Procter & Gamble (P&G) agreed to acquire Gillette in an effort to combine many of the world's

Is there a business case for flexible working?

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At Godrej Industries, employees are offered a basket of flexible options to choose from such as flexi time, part-time work, work from home etc. The company says it has witnessed fall in the number of applications for sick leaves after it reworked its sick-leave policy and made it uncapped and trust-

I Think I'm Being Bullied At Work, What Should I Do?

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Studies have proven what we already know: Having friends in the office makes work significantly more enjoyable. Your relationships with your coworkers are so important, in fact, that they can make a bad job bearable and a good job untenable.This week, psychologist Art Markman helps a reader figure o

3 Reasons You're Not Getting A Promotion

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After spending a year or two at your job and feeling like you’re exceeding expectations, it’s only natural that you yearn for the next step. Promotions mean more responsibility, a chance to add value, and potentially more money in your bank account. But what happens when your boss is silent but you

How one disgruntled employee can destroy your company

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Disgruntled employees can really screw over a company’s reputation, and AshleyMadison just learned that lesson the hard way.The cheating website is reeling from a hack that put the information of nearly 37 million users at risk, and some are saying that it might be difficult for the $100 million com
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December 18, 2013 2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. In summary, this is a year businesses will find it increasingly difficult to attract, retain, and develop their people. Passion, engagement, development, and innovation are key. ( Download our 66 page Predictions Report here .) Global economic growth will create a new level of competition

“Prepared to be wrong to do something original” : Attitude to Innovation

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As adults, the behaviour of not taking risks that do not have predictable outcomes, can be traced back to the thoughts/experiences we acquire in our childhood.