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SettlersThe Earth's days are numbered as a giant asteroid is about to strike the planet. Students, playing the part of a leading scientist, are asked to create a colony on Mars, thus saving mankind.They also have to find fractional amounts of resources...
A Message From
I'm writing this message to you on Budget Day of all days, so I have one ear on the radio (listening to George Osborne's speech) and one eye on the sunshine (as today has to be one of the most wonderful days we've had this spring). The Chancellor's mood...
Engaging with the Future. but Where's the Conversation?
We know, of course, what the council is trying to do here. They are trying to be upbeat, energising and visionary. They are trying to inspire change in the area. So why am I so cynical? Partly it's because of the spectacularly scruffy building they are...
Fayol - Standing the Test of Time
An organisation is a complex entity. It is an intricate mix of diverse individuals, corporate cultures, structures, systems, technologies and processes. Managers are tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that human resources are recruited and deployed...
Good Administration Can Grow a Business
Even with the expansion of the electronic recycling industry, there are still literally billions of pounds-worth of obsolete or outdated electronic devices like mobile phones, laptops, iPods and similar small items lying idle and unused in homes and...
Greenlight
Issue 67 - Helping you to help the environmentWelcome to the latest edition of 'greenlight'l In this issue we cover a wide range of topics, including environmental standards for products, managing scrap office paper and the sustainability agenda in colleges...
Iam Membership
Dear MembersWelcome to the spring edition of manager In last month's e.manager, we introduced two new 1AM training courses, developed by the awarding body and to be delivered by our own tutors. I have included more detail of these courses in this edition...
If You Want to Succeed, Know Thyself
In the February and March 2011 editions of e.manager, I promised you that in this issue of manager, I would be dealing with the subjects of releasing the talent within ourselves and the significant effect your personality can have on motivation and organisational...
Interactive Resources That Inspire Learning and Imagination
My aim was to develop an entire suite of resources for use in schools, and my initial problem was, quite simply, sourcing the funding to help me get going. It's a tough call raising money in these straitened times, but in 2010,1 finally secured enough...
IPublic to Private Sector - Managing the Transition of Employees
In the UK, a reported 330,000 redundancies are expected in the public sector over the next four years and, as reported in The Guardian recently, the Local Government Association is predicting that 140,000 posts will be lost in local government in 2011/12....
Legal Minefield
Although the internet and email undoubtedly provide significant opportunities for companies, whether through networking, research or the general conduct of business, they can also present a number of problems for managers in attempting to monitor and...
Managing by Design
When you first meet Mark Jerram, managing director of retail activation company RTC Europe, it's easy to assume that he's swallowed several management books whole. His personal mantra, 'Success is about people and you're nothing without your people',...
Managing the Modern Office
12. Hot-Desking: New Solutions for the Contemporary Business EnvironmentCarl Evans and Warren Wright from the Business School, University of Worcester consider the growing popularity of hot-desking and highlight the benefits of the 'Fetch' - an innovative...
Marching into a New Management Role
When I was presented with a guaranteed vacancy for the Army in 1986, at 15 years old I decided that I was not going to complete any examinations or attend school any further. After all, I was going to have a career for the next 22 years plus.During my...
Office Support Workers Are 'Vital to Business Growth'
A new survey of almost 1,000 office support staff and their employers reveals that a quarter of employers see the office admin role becoming more essential to the success of their business. However, competition is increasing, which means workers need...
Performance Related Pay for Senior Management Made Public
Public sector managers, including council executives, NHS chiefs and senior civil servants, will face a new pay regime that will relate pay with performance, as the Government accepts recommendations made by Lord Hutton in his independent review into...
Register Now for the IAM Centre Conference
Continuing from the success of 2010, this year's Centre Conference will take place on Friday 3rd June 2011 at the Kingsway Hall Hotel in central London.This free event is aimed at centre managers and decision-makers, and provides an opportunity for centres...
Rip off Your Necktie and Dance
RIP OFF YOUR NECKTIE AND DANCE Revitalise your business with innovation and entrepreneurship by Leen Zevenbergen Published by Global Professional Publishing Ltd, ISBN-13: 978-1906403690 Paperback: 244 pages RRP: £16.99. www.gppbooks.comReviewed by Michael...
Soft Skills Come out on Top in Google Review on Managers
Back in 2009 search engine giant Google embarked on an ambitious initiative named Project Oxygen in an attempt to survey and find out the key traits of a good manager. Their aim: to build better bosses.During the review, Google collated more than 10,000...
Spring 2011 Manager 21
It's has been a full year since my first article and as we are now in April again it's time to take a look at the notable new and impending employment legislation we can look forward to.The first point to remind you about is that the changes to paternity...
Survey Highlights Dangers of Data Theft by Ex-Employees
A recent survey* by Imperva, a global leader in data security, has indicated the dangers that management tace from insider threats. The results show that a worrying majority of normal, mainstream employees would think nothing of lifting company secrets...
Talent Liberation: A Strategy to Survive and Thrive
Some may argue that the corporate world has become fixated by the 'battle for talent', believing high performance results emanate from the talents of the top 10% of employees. But can success really come from a 'chosen few'? Is it really practical, or...
The IAM Launch New QCF Qualifications in Business and Administrative Management
The IAM has announced that it expects anew influx of students as registrations open for their new Diplomas in Business & Administrative Management The IAM are proud to announce that the following new professional qualifications have been accredited...
What's Wrong with Work?
The Five FrustrationsIn her new book, Blaire Palmer identifies five key 'Frustrations' which in some organisations can cause the work of managers to be needlessly unpleasant and which are also very bad for business. She lists these as:1. Waste-of-Time...
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