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CULTURE

INTRODUCED BY DANIEL NERLICH

MANAGING DIRECTOR

ODGERS BERNDTSON GERMANY

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The hiring strategies that will fire up your company culture

Organisations are increasingly prioritising ‘culture add’ over ‘culture fit’ when hiring, says Natasha D’Souza.

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Which unwritten culture rules make businesses great?

An open culture boosts the chances of success in today’s chaotic, rapidly-changing world, finds Steacy Sun, Partner at Odgers Berndtson, Shanghai.

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Where culture takes off

Canadian airline WestJet is lauded for an extraordinary people-focused company culture built on four values, writes Louise Hoffman.

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Why boards must lead on culture

Boards must take a much more active role in overseeing and assessing an organisation’s culture, reports Jonathan Arnold.

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How mining is discovering a richer diversity of talent

The mining industry is transforming fast due to a combination of new technologies and workforce diversification, writes David Craik.

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What a dance master can teach us about agile leadership

Nicola Müllerschön met with Akram Khan in the middle of rehearsals for his new company production.

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Time to conquer change

From energy to education, organisations are shaking up working and operational cultures to address changing global landscapes writes David Craik.

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New school rules

Education is being transformed by digital delivery and the growing involvement of ‘for profit’ providers, writes David Craik.

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Can AI learn good manners?

Bias and stereotypes must be rooted out for next-generation AI systems to become ethically acceptable, writes Louise Hoffman.

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Are energy sector leaders up for tech and renewables challenges?

Faced with major market changes, energy businesses need leaders with expertise in innovation, technology and customer focus, explains David Craik

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Why tapping the neurodiverse talent pool is a smart move

Candidates with neurological conditions such as autism often have exceptional problem-solving skills and other great attributes, says Laura James.

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How millennials are reshaping corporate culture

India’s fastest growing hospitality company OYO is among the businesses that have ditched tired old hierarchies writes Natasha D’Souza.

AWARD-WINNING DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER


AKRAM KHAN

DR. NICOLA MÜLLERSCHÖN


SENIOR CONSULTANT

ODGERS BERNDTSON GERMANY

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What makes a great culture?

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to creating outstanding culture in an organisation, writes Natasha D’Souza.

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