Archive for July, 2016

Three Questions to a More Enlightened Business

July 31, 2016

Three Questions to a More Enlightened Business

Loic Sadoulet and Gerlinde Silvis – in INSEAD Knowledge.

By regularly “checking-in” with employees, leaders create emotionally sound companies able to help drive organisational change.

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/operations/three-questions-to-a-more-enlightened-business-4824?utm_source=INSEAD+Knowledge&utm_campaign=731e07d4f7-28_July_mailer7_28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e079141ebb-731e07d4f7-249976169

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016

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Five Reasons Most Companies Fail at Strategy Execution

July 29, 2016

By Quy Huy – in INSEAD Knowledge.

If your organisational culture has these five characteristics, all attempts to implement strategic change will likely be doomed.

-Low receptivity to effortful change …
-More talk than action, then misaligned action …
-Mechanistic action …
-Complacency …

Check:

http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/five-reasons-most-companies-fail-at-strategy-execution-4441

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016

Universities UK Statement: European university leaders call for continued collaboration after Brexit vote

July 26, 2016

From EUA

University leaders from 24 European countries, including Germany and France, have signed a joint statement to stress the importance of continued European university collaboration following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

Check:

http://www.eua.be/activities-services/news/newsitem/2016/07/22/universities-uk-statement-european-university-leaders-call-for-continued-collaboration-after-brexit-vote

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016

Thousands of graduates in ‘elementary’ jobs

July 25, 2016

By Javier Espinoza for The Telegraph – in University World News.

Over 50,000 new graduates in the United Kingdom are in non-graduate jobs – including lollipop ladies, factory workers and hospital porters – new figures showed.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160708172451490

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016

Back to the Future

July 24, 2016

IMD Professor Arturo Bris wraps up OWP with creative schemes

Jobs are disappearing, public finances can’t cope, retirement plans are imploding and yet Professor Arturo Bris, head of the IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC) doesn’t lose hope. To close the 2016 Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program, he explained how the redistribution of capital generated by innovation is part of the solution.

… We are heading into a period of ‘fault lines’, ‘seismic shifts’ and ‘impending earthquakes’, Bris used apocalyptic terms to describe the modification of the social and financial landscape. Changes are so great that extrapolation is no longer possible …

… Because 60% of the jobs of the next generation do not yet exist, according to Bris, “The education we give our kids is completely the wrong one”. Furthermore, many of the jobs for which they are still being prepared will disappear before long …

… Now, Google hires more artists than engineers …

… The next generation will create as much innovation as mankind in the last 2000 years …

Check:

http://www.imd.org/news/Arturo-Bris-creative-schemes.cfm?MRK_CMPG_SOURCE=webletter-issue06-16&utm_source=DM&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=webletter-issue06-16

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016

Texas professors sue to block guns in classrooms

July 23, 2016

By Jon Herskovitz for Reuters – in University World News.

Three University of Texas professors have filed suit in federal court in a bid to halt a state law that lets people with concealed-handgun licences bring pistols into classrooms, saying the measure would have a chilling effect on academic freedom.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160715224315709

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016

New diversity index helps find multinational campuses

July 22, 2016

By David Jobbins – in University World News.

An aid to international students who want to find the most culturally diverse student campuses across some of the main destination nations was launched last week by Hotcourses, the global course search website.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160712170543350

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016

International education should be ethical and for all

July 21, 2016

By Hans de Wit – in University World News.

Hans de Wit on the dangers of international student recruitment agents

Divisions are growing between world-class universities and others, and between students who benefit from internationalisation and those who do not. The gap is leading many universities down risky pathways where corruption and unethical behaviour are rife

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160712085821857

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016

Countering growing global divisions in higher education

July 20, 2016

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

In a tumultuous time of deepening divisions and inequalities, in higher education and in societies globally, it is imperative for universities to advance ‘responsible internationalisation’ and collaboration aimed at creating a better world rather than just promoting self-interest, says Leonard Engel, executive director of the European Association for International Education.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160716081215116

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016

Breathtaking scale of higher education internationalisation – in China

July 19, 2016

By Robert Coelen and Jiang Bo – in University World News.

The scale of China’s internationalisation plans for its higher education system is becoming clear. But will the country be able to achieve its goals, and how prepared is it for involvement in the global community of education?

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160715143817772

Povl Tiedemann
July 2016