Press Start To Play: Why Virtual Reality Has A Place In The Boardroom

Bronwyn Kunhardt | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Bronwyn Kunhardt

Moving away from spreadsheet-based information towards a new technology is a big step for those who rely on data for critical insights. However, the new generation of business leaders will have the digital appetite to do so, and others will be duty bound to follow.

Filling the 'Generational Gap' in the Boardroom

Victoria Fox | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Victoria Fox

In order to maintain a strong and competitive position in your market; gain the valued points of view of the younger generation and to ensure your board is representative of your business and society, it's dangerous to ignore the advantages of a younger boardroom. We, at least, feel that in identifying the bright young sparks and giving them a voice, not because of their age but in spite of it, is how to redress the balance.

The Apprentice - Episode 11

Gill Alexander | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

The interviews episode is always the best. Bear traps are laid, and the unwitting candidates fall into them. Every year without fail there's a numpty who believes the little lie about graduating from Cambridge/getting Highly Commended in Grade 4 Ballet/discovering the Higgs Boson won't be found out.

The Apprentice - Episode Five

Gill Alexander | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

"Odd jobs have become BIG BUSINESS," informed the doomy voiceover. They have? I spend every frickin' weekend doing odd jobs yet have somehow failed to become a billionaire, but I'll take the Beeb's word for it.

You Are What You Wear in the Business World

Nick Telson | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Telson

I don't have the answer here apart from knowing that judging a person's business credentials on what they are wearing should be a big no no, but is it culturally inherent in the business world still? Perhaps.

How to Bring Balance to Boardrooms and Beyond

Jayne Morris | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Jayne Morris

Traditional eastern philosophies explain that in nature all matter consists of feminine (ying) and masculine (yang) energy that change in balance with...

IoD Gives "Cautious Welcome" to Tesco Board Appointments

Dr Roger Barker | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Dr Roger Barker

Last month's news that UK's biggest supermarket, Tesco, had overstated forecast profits by £250m, was understandably greeted with stunned incredulity by business analysts and commentators...

Why I Won't Be 'Leaning Back'

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK
Lindsay Pattison

The boardroom can be an intimidating environment, especially when you're new to it. Old school boards can be either full of 'yes' men and cigar smoke with a controlling chair, or a noisy room full of jousting and bravado. Neither is ideal. Global agency network boards are steadfastly male dominated, so it's something I've had to adapt to, fast.

Regaining Focus

Helena Eccles | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The challenges for women in the workplace are being addressed. I am not convinced that that is the only setting where these issues are rife. There are links between university and work and I would like to work out where those lie.

CIOs Have Customers Too...

Andrew Carr | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

A survey carried out by Bull earlier this year produced some real insight into the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The results showed that CIOs feel frustrated by a lack of freedom and influence. This set us thinking about what they must do to adapt to shifting business patterns and to make their voices heard more clearly in the boardroom.

Consensus in the Boardroom?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

Britain's latest depressing GDP figures prompted me to go back and take a second look at Ipsos MORI's latest Captains of Industry survey. This is an annual barometer, tracking the mood in Britain's boardooms.

Charlie Thomas

Third Time Lucky For The Turnaround King? What Next For Fox And Moore | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

The demise of HMV has thrown the spotlight onto its current chief executive - Trevor Moore - and his predecessor Simon Fox. Moore previously ran Je...

Female Middle Managers: The Engine Room of the Economy

Karen Gill | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Gill

It's all very well desperately finding women to sit on boards in an effort to head off compulsory quotas, but for there to be real and lasting change in the boardroom there needs to be large numbers of talented women coming up through the ranks. So how do we address the female talent pipeline?

All Aboard? The EU Looks Again at Quotas for Women on Boards

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Geraldine Gallacher

Merely sticking to the status quo will achieve little in progressing gender balance in the boardroom. Regulatory nudges have helped, with FTSE 100 boardrooms having risen to around 17% women, but something more forceful will be required to get anywhere near 40%.

Are Men Just Better at Technology?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

Many people still don't believe that women are equipped to understand tech. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all considered natural 'boys'' subjects. Women break computers, men fix them. Women use technology, men create technology.