July 12, 2020

Archives for July 2015

Mobile Wallet – what does it mean for the customer experience?

View image | gettyimages.com   In 1995 in a large town in the West of England a smart card electronic cash system was launched. It was called Mondex and was widely considered to be the catalyst that would cause the demise of cash. Pundits at the time claimed that within 10 years the UK; if […]

Think British!

  We all agree that 21st century managers need to appreciate that national culture is an important factor when managing diverse, multinational teams or organisations. There is no doubt that people from different cultures tend to hold different values. People from Western societies like the US and UK tend to be more individualistic in social […]

What is an Edinburgh Business School DBA and is it for you?

Achieving a doctorate from any university is a major achievement that stays with recipients their whole lives regardless of the direction that future careers take. At Edinburgh Business School, DBA theses are examined against the same general criteria as PhDs and follow the identical procedures as laid down by Heriot-Watt University. Independent, external and internal […]

Doubleplusungood HR*

Journalist James Gingell, writing in the highly respected UK newspaper The Guardian, has recently compared the language used by Human Resources (HR) to that which George Orwell accused totalitarians of using to excuse and enable political repression.  Orwell of course was the author of the classic dystopia ‘1984’. Gingell wrote: ‘ …. I think there’s […]