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We learn better from people we like, research shows

The process of learning has been widely studied in psychology and neuroscience. Many factors influence the way we integrate information into our brains, namely

The 4 most common mistakes made by new CEOs

Drawing a hasty portrait of the company and belittling the achievements of the teams are two of the main mistakes that newly hired leaders often make in their f

Preparing the workforce for ethical and trustworthy AI

Inspired by the findings in Deloitte’s annual “State of Ethics and Trust in Technology” report, Deloitte surveyed 100 C-suite executives with a lens on pr

4-day working week in Brazil: first results

Following the example of the United Kingdom, Portugal, the United States, Canada, Switzerland and South Africa, among others, Brazil was the first country in So

Getting Inspired to Inspire

The Importance of Corporate Gatherings to Enhancing Personal and Business Growth  By Nathalia Toledo Relevance. This is what prevails in today’s world. R

Today’s older workforce is different. Here’s why

Although some members of Generation X are approaching retirement age and all the Baby Boomers will arrive before 2030, more and more workers are still in the wo

Big changes early in life can help later on

A recently published study about social networks finds that so-called long ties — connections between people who otherwise lack any mutual contacts — are hi

Companies are heating up on AI

Generative Artificial Intelligence has “invaded the corporate agenda at a speed unmatched by any previous technology”, a new Fortune survey in collaboration

Hiring for skills

Taking into account what candidates know rather than the places they’ve been and the degrees they hold is a trend in talent acquisition for this year, acc

The impact of psychological safety in talent retention

The need to create psychological safety in the workplace has never been more urgent. New Boston Consulting Group (BCG) research shows that when empathetic leade

The business value of inclusion

Every year, billions of dollars are poured into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, yet business leaders have minimal insight into what works—

The Inner Development Goals are bringing introspectiveness to sustainability

In recent years, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have entered the political and corporate agendas as guiding lights towards more sustainable and fairer

Generative AI and its implications for business

Gen AI is the top priority among business executives with potential for the greatest impact on business operations and performance over the next few years. That

Fresh perspectives on jobs and work

Updated data from Gallup reveals that U.S. workers’ remote workdays have stabilized after spiking during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The impact of arti

Fintechs expected to grow by double digits a year by 2028

In the wake of what is happening in the innovation ecosystem as a whole, sustainable growth is the order of the day. And with their flight plan in place, fintec

Managing the downsides of tech

The fourth edition of Deloitte’s Connected Consumer Study researched consumers attitudes and behaviors around adopting connected devices (technology, entertai

‘Extroverts do better at work’. Do they?

According to a study published by Harvard Business Review, regardless of the degree of commitment displayed during working hours, extroverted professionals are

Managing talent, governance, and risk are top challenges with Gen AI adoption

During the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, the Deloitte AI Institute has unveiled the first wave of a quarterly survey, which explores how actions take

The major challenges of the time

Leaders from some of the largest global economies have declared that tackling climate change and economic inequality are “existential” and “co

There is potential for AI in the social sector

AI is a tool that increasingly more sectors are using to achieve their results efficiently. Although one might think of the tech, health or retail industries, a

Bold measures to close the climate action gap

The Alliance for CEO Climate Leaders, a CEO-led community facilitated by the World Economic Forum that is committed to accelerating the net-zero transition, rel

Trust and human sustainability: the 2024 top human capital trends

With one eye on the most pressing issues for organizations, leaders and workers, Deloitte’s new report, “Thriving Beyond Boundaries: Human Performance i

Small habits are a key part of wellbeing

The topic of burnout has been talked about extensively in recent years: as a reality that plagues many workers and companies, awareness on how to prevent it has

Responding to 2024’s global risks

Drawing on nearly two decades of original risks perception data, the World Economic Forum warns of a global risks landscape in which progress in human developme

Productivity: no longer the metric that matters most

For decades, productivity has been a valuable tool for assessing performance, but lately, productivity growth data shows an undesirable scenario: productivity i

Women improve decision-making on boards, research shows

Women arrive highly prepared for a board meeting, ask in-depth questions and are willing to acknowledge that they don’t know a certain subject. This is th

Eight CEO priorities for 2024

A new study by global consultancy McKinsey & Company points to the most urgent issues on the top management agenda around the globe. The list is based on hu

The Reskilling Revolution is on

Launched in January 2020, the Reskilling Revolution aims to empower one billion people with better education, skills and economic opportunity by 2030. During th

Gen Z is hungry for mentorship and development

It’s well known that many young people have lied once or twice about having an advanced level in Excel or Powerpoint to get a job. But Generation Z feels

Companies that adopt remote work grow faster, survey finds

Workplace flexibility not only boosts productivity but also contributes significantly to companies’ financial success. A new study reveals that companies

What women really want at work

Despite what many people might think when they see social media trends like “lazy girl jobs” (which is nothing more than younger generations changin

Older workers: more people and more earnings

Not only are older workers increasing in number, but their earning power has grown in recent decades. According to a new report released by the Pew Research Cen

The 5 elements of wellbeing

Through decades-long global studies in partnership with leading economists, psychologists and other scientists, Gallup has discovered five universal elements of

Clean energy: investment at high levels in 2023

US$ 2.8 trillion is the estimated value of investment in energy in 2023, according to the global Sector Atlas report, released by Allianz Trade. Out of this fig

The tech trends shaping 2024

Leading organizations are balancing new investments in emerging technologies with redoubled efforts to strengthen foundational infrastructure, core systems, and

Employers and employees are heading for a relationship reset

What changes have managers made in their organizations in 2023? According to recent Gallup’s data, 64% said employees were given additional job responsibi

4 reasons to become a lifelong learner (if you’re not one yet)

Actively seeking to acquire knowledge, skills, and experiences throughout the entire life: being a lifelong learner is a mindset and a commitment to continuous

What’s in store for business in 2024?

“Disruption breeds opportunity”. This is a resounding theme from Teneo’s annual CEO and Investor Outlook Survey. The study captures the views of m

Finding a preferred working model impacts wellbeing and productivity

The study “Panorama of corporate well-being”, released by Gympass, found that employees in their preferred working environment report greater well-b

The importance of the ‘voice of employee’

It comes from a Human Resources background, but more than ever it is being recruited by corporate leaders in decision-making. The concept “voice of employ

Key takeaways from COP28

This week, COP28 concluded with a historic agreement by 198 Parties to deliver a new era of climate action. For the first time, a text agreed at the UN climate

The role of technology in the short – and long – term strategies

Today’s innovation chiefs are working with organizations that are capturing new value in a rapidly changing marketplace. These companies are developing assets

Green skills: why you should improve yours

A report recently released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) forecasts: the actions we take over the next decade will determine whe

Girls who play, women who lead

Amid record-breaking attendance and viewership of women’s sports worldwide, a new survey found that playing competitive sports often helps set women up to hav

Jobs that mention AI attract greater candidate engagement

Worldwide, the competencies required for jobs are expected to change by at least 65% by 2030, as rapid developments in Artificial Intelligence accelerate change

Raising capital: a go-to funding source

A new survey of private companies reveals that raising capital is the big bet of the moment for financing growth initiatives. The vast majority of the 100 surve

US executives expect remote work to grow again

Executives expect remote and hybrid working models to grow over the next five years, according to a new survey. The reasons: employees like it, technology is im

The future of corporate travel

As more and more companies seek to reduce their carbon footprint to meet regulatory requirements or their own sustainability goals, corporate travel is drawing

Vocational training: the key to adapting to a changing labour market

Boosting access to vocational training will be critical to ensure more young people can meet increasing demands for skilled workers and adapt to and benefit fro

The women leading higher education in the US

A recent survey on the profile of US university presidents, conducted by the American Council of Education, found that only a third of the presidencies are held

CEO turnover is the highest in 20 years

Bosses are changing jobs – at least in the United States. The pace of CEO turnover in US companies escalated in September, when 164 managers left their po

Creative Culture

By João Moreira  Cultural diversity is one of humanity’s greatest assets. The ability we have to multiply ourselves in languages, religions, traditions,

The network effect on career-building

More than 80% of women use networking to reach important positions in companies. A new report, published by Chief, a North American women network, spoke to 751

Leaders endorse revised G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

The revised G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance – a joint G20/OECD effort to help companies navigate changing capital markets while promoting market c

Top AI solutions to revolutionize global healthcare

A new World Economic Forum report highlights the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and the importance of public-private col

Generation Z is the least flexible at work, survey reveals

Easy adaptation to change and the flow of activities doesn’t seem to suit those born after 1997. According to a survey published firsthand by the newspape

EU regulation drives the sustainability transition, report shows

Multiple new regulatory proposals are making rapid progress in the European Union, leading the way in addressing climate change and stimulating the social and e

Reschedule your meetings now

Can the way meetings are scheduled during the day hinder performance at work? A study published by the American Psychological Association reveals that yes, it c

Using generative AI responsibly

Generative Artificial Intelligence technology is advancing quickly. And with expansion and advantages also come risks and precautions. A recent article publishe

Why employee wellbeing matters

Employees’ expectations about their jobs have fundamentally changed in recent years. According to Gallup’s analysis, many employees now have new and mor

‘Dual-promotion’: bragging without backlash

‘If we don’t promote and value ourselves, who will, right?’ Although this popular maxim is called for in moments of support and self-esteem, it faces

The world’s top emerging technologies

A new report released by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Frontiers Media S.A outlines the technologies poised to positively impact society in the n

Workplace arrangements: top of mind

A new survey released by Deloitte in collaboration with independent research organization Workplace Intelligence reveals that for both men and women, workplace

The impact of the CEO’s personality on organizational culture

Organizational culture is widely considered to be an essential factor that influences the triumph or downfall of a company. Although the role of leaders in defi

CEO decision-making in the age of AI

“It is an epic challenge.” This is how IBM researchers introduce a recent study investigating the relationship between CEOs and their decision-makin

Workation: the rise of a new trend

With the rise of remote work arrangements, ‘workations’ seem to be the trend of the hour. Essentially, it involves blending work responsibilities with a vac

Gender equality is stalling, new report shows

Gender parity globally has recovered to pre-COVID-19 levels, but the pace of change has stagnated as converging crises slow progress, according to the World Eco

Eight habits to live 20 years longer

A recent study involving over 700,000 U.S. veterans reports that people who adopt eight healthy lifestyle habits by middle age can expect to live substantially

Earth’s Remembrance

By João Vale Moreira To this unique and beautiful collection of rocks, water, lava, air, plants, and beings – from which fertility and life spring – we

It’s not just what is said but who says it that matters

In recent study published in Nature Human Behavior, researchers conducted a large-scale longitudinal field experiment to measure how identity cues shape content

Global demand for conscious luxury products increases, survey finds

Luxury consumers are increasingly concerned about buying conscious products. That’s what the Conscious Luxury Trend Report 2023, launched at the end of Ju

Scientists ever closer to the ‘holy grail’ of clean energy

In December last year, the US Department of Energy announced that scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory had carried out a nuclear fusion reac

Work does get done in less time

New research from non-profit, 4 Day Week Global, has found that companies’ average working hours continued to fall beyond the conclusion of their six-month 4

The state of global emotions

Gallup’s annual Global Emotions Report found that positive emotions recovered in 2022, after dropping for the first time in 2021 following years of stability.

People feel younger than ever, study shows

Recent research released by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) suggests that people have been feeling “younger” than those who had, in

AI tools bring welcome relief for overworked IT teams

A new Freshworks survey conducted with 2,000 IT professionals around the world found that 71% of IT professionals are already using A.I. to support their worklo

Group singing can benefit your health

Over the last 15 years, studies have demonstrated the impact of meditation, exercise, relaxation sessions, and emotional expression on mental health, quality of

Leaders call for innovation, entrepreneurship and global cooperation to revitalize growth

More than 1,500 leaders from around the world gathered in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, at the World Economic Forum’s 14th Annual Meeting of the New

Key climate litigation cases shaping the future

The Global Climate Litigation Report: 2023 Status Review, based on a review of cases focused on climate change law, policy or science, demonstrated how courts a

Top 10 consumed business skills

Business leaders have an essential role to play in helping their employees build the skills they need. This effort is critical both to address the unique and co

Addressing psychosocial risks at work

“Australia is leading the way on a new generation of policies aimed at addressing mental health at work.” In a recently published article in Gallup, consult

Happy employees are critical for an organization’s success, study shows

Happiness makes people work harder, according to recent research from the University of Warwick (UK). Economists carried out a number of experiments and found h

Fostering effective energy transition

Major emerging economies with high future energy demand including China, India, Brazil and Indonesia, have made significant improvements on the energy transitio

ChatGPT: it’s not only about speed, MIT says

When it comes to everyday types of communication like writing emails or short reports, a new MIT study published in the journal Science suggests that generative

Napping at work: maybe a good idea

A study conducted by researchers from American institutions such as MIT, Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania explored the sleep quality of 450

Labor market changes on the horizon

Employers anticipate a structural labor market churn of 23% of jobs in the next five years. That’s what the recent report “The Future of Work 2023”

Evolving board equity and representation

A recent report from Deloitte and the Alliance for Board Diversity shows that 22% of Fortune 500 board seats were held by individuals from underrepresented raci

Remote vs. in-office work? Hybrid has won

In a new research, the McKinsey Global Institute has modeled future demand for office, residential, and retail space in several scenarios. The main finding: hyb

The most in-demand skills of the year

In recent years, much has been said about soft skills and the importance of extra-curricular skills for good leadership performance. But what Linkedin’s l

€2.5 billion to be invested in distributed solar generation globally

Solar distributed generation (DG) has become one of the fastest growing businesses around the world – which is expected to represent close to 50% of all new s

Women and the financial services industry

How are women faring in ascending to the highest levels of leadership? How was this tracking with the share of women on financial services institutions (FSIs) b

The C-suite’s role in well-being

In a recent survey in collaboration with the independent research firm Workplace Intelligence, Deloitte surveyed 3,150 C-suite executives, managers, and employe

The core tool in delivering climate justice

Climate litigation is becoming an integral part of securing climate action and justice globally. According to a new report by the United Nations Environment Pro

The best CEO is the one who combines integrity and innovation

Commitment to innovation and the ability to analyze risk are a rare combination among CEO profiles, according to a new survey conducted by professors at Kennesa

5 pieces of advice Bill Gates wishes he’d received in college

In May, Microsoft founder Bill Gates spoke to recent graduates of the College of  Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences and the College of the Environ

Representation to overcome inequalities

By Filipe Reduto Gaspar I grew up surrounded by examples of people who look like me – white men – occupying most of the leadership positions. I saw

How AI is changing the anatomy of work

There are those who fear the advance of artificial intelligence in the labor market, making pessimistic forecasts, but there are also those who see the tool as

How women leaders seek to provide stability amid uncertainty

Executive women believe that trust in business leadership is paramount to providing stability in today’s climate. That’s the result of a survey of more

The next productivity frontier

According to the latest paper by McKinsey & Company, generative AI is poised to unleash the next wave of productivity, bringing a big economic impact. The a

Be aware. Then Act.

By Nathalia Toledo The UK has almost halved its emissions over the past three decades; the price of lithium-ion batteries fell by 97% in the last 30 years; and