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Grace Abella-Zata

The World after COVID-19

The psychological impact of our experience of the COVID pandemic has resulted in a more acute realisation of the need to ensure business resilience.
Raj Kumar Paramanathan

2020 Could be beginning of new decade for women

We are at the precipice of a new decade of change for women. As 2020 creates new promises across different socio-economic fronts, this decade will embrace and welcome women’s role in government, politics, business and corporate leadership in a way that normalises their presence and influence in otherwise homogeneous male environments.
Sophia Zhao

Overcoming barriers to women’s leadership and unlocking the power of diversity

Many women are successful in their professions and as leaders across levels and industries. Yet, as they grow, hone their skills, and pursue their goals, they face a range of challenges or roadblocks to leadership success. How can women advance their careers, and how can organisations be sure they’re making the most of all their talent?
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Developing talent in Life Science organisations – Challenging the concept of a traditional career

Jennifer O' Brien, IRC Ireland | Oct. 12, 2020

Recently, the concept of a traditional career is being challenged, which in turn is steering companies toward constant learning experiences that allow employees to build skills quickly, easily, and on their terms. These new learning models are challenging the traditional concept of a static career and reflect the decline of skills critical to the twenty-first-century organisation.

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Big changes – but here to stay?

IRC Healthcare & Life Science Practice Group | Aug. 17, 2020

The Covid crisis has had a major impact on global business – including of course the businesses that directly serve patients; pharmaceuticals and healthcare. So are the changes here to stay?

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Business unusual – moving on after the crisis

Advaita Naidoo, IRC South Africa | Aug. 11, 2020

The past few months have seen the world thrown into turmoil; as one popular meme puts it, we’re all awaiting a return to “precedented” times. But we all know that won’t happen.

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A chance to rethink the Luxury & Branded Goods sector for the future

IRC Consumer & Retail Practice Group | Aug. 4, 2020

When crisis strikes, surely the first sectors of the economy to suffer are non-essentials, such as luxury goods. But how badly has the luxury goods market been affected, and how quickly will it rebound?

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From crisis, opportunity: Industrial sector sees new trends

IRC Industrial/Production Practice Group | Aug. 4, 2020

The Covid crisis has touched almost everyone on the planet, and the Industrial sector is no exception. It has led to both depression at lockdowns and falling numbers and anticipation at the potential for transformation and new opportunities.

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What does your personal brand say about you?

Javier Iglesias, Managing Director, IRC USA, Mexico & Brazil | July 9, 2020

Ever wonder what the impact of your reputation is? Think about the people whom you most admire. What do you find appealing about their combination of personal attributes, values, drivers, strengths and passions? It is this combination of things that define their reputation. So how about yourself? What word best describes you? Would it be the same word others use to describe you? If so, that word is most likely your reputation and your reputation is your personal brand.

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The way NGOs must operate in the future

Malcolm Duncan, IRC Global NGO & Not For Profit Practice Leader | June 2, 2020

The current criticism of the World Health Organisation for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic highlights a major issue for the way NGOs must operate in the future.

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Human potential – the key to a restart

Mirek Hofírek and Petr Kulhánek, IRC Czech Republic | May 19, 2020

We find ourselves in a time that is unfortunately affected in all aspects of our lives by an invisible threat. It’s a threat that not only affects human health, but has entered people's minds with devastating effect, upsetting their psychological balance and the economic health of society, and as a result posing existential questions by part of the population itself.

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Retain and rebuild to brave the storm

Raj Kumar Paramanathan, Managing Partner, IRC Malaysia & Thailand | May 7, 2020

If there’s anything we’ve learned from crises since the Great Depression, it’s that companies that choose to transform and innovate are those that will continue to thrive and grow. A study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) showed that companies that invested significantly in innovation delivered 4% higher shareholder value when the economy recovered from 2007 – 2012.

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Technological megatrends affecting industrial and production industry

Michael Kantel, IRC Global Industrial/Production Practice Leader | May 6, 2020

The velocity with which the fourth industrial revolution is progressing is now challenging manufacturers to roll up their sleeves even further to keep the momentum going as they achieve various milestones along their digital journey.

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