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Responding to 2024’s global risks

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 development is being chipped away slowly, leaving states and individuals vulnerable to new and resurgent risks. Global Risks Report 2024 shows that, against a backdrop of systemic shifts in global [&
Productivity: no longer the metric that matters most

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 is not only stagnant but declining. According to a recent Deloitte report, in the first quarter of 2023, productivity for the US nonfarm business sector dropped 2.1%, a historically low produ
BR TALKS | Geovana Quadros, Mulheres Inspiradoras

BR TALKS | Geovana Quadros, Mulheres Inspiradoras

Season 2024 is out What does Brazilian leadership have to inspire the world? BR Talks is back with an even more powerful new season. Talks with leaders who make a difference in their fields. In the first episode of the year, our Chief Media Officer Nathalia Toledo welcomes Geovana Quadros, CEO and Founder of Mulheres […]
Women improve decision-making on boards, research shows

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 the main conclusion of a study conducted by scholars Margarethe Wiersema and Marie Louise Mors, from the University of California and Copenhagen Business School respectively. According to the

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Responding to 2024’s global risks

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 development is being chipped away slowly, leaving states and individuals vulnerable to new and resurgent risks. Global Risks Repo...
Productivity: no longer the metric that matters most

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 is not only stagnant but declining. According to a recent Deloitte report, in the first quarter of 2023, productivity for...
BR TALKS | Geovana Quadros, Mulheres Inspiradoras

BR TALKS | Geovana Quadros, Mulheres Inspiradoras

Season 2024 is out What does Brazilian leadership have to inspire the world? BR Talks is back with an even more powerful new season. Talks with leaders who make a difference in their fields. In the first episode of the year, our Chief Media Officer Nathalia Toledo welcomes Geovan...
Women improve decision-making on boards, research shows

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 the main conclusion of a study conducted by scholars Margarethe Wiersema and Marie Louise Mors, from the University of Cal...
Thinking about work after hours may worsen efficiency, research finds

Thinking about work after hours may worsen efficiency, research finds

According to research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, thinking about work after hours can be a harmful habit, especially for leaders who have just taken over. The researchers say that constant ruminating can lead managers to burnout, which is detrimental to profes...
Eight CEO priorities for 2024

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 hundreds of interviews conducted with CEOs since 2021. The researchers compiled what they heard about how companies can do...
Fintechs expected to grow by double digits a year by 2028

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, fintechs – companies that combine technology and financial services – could grow by 15% a year by 2028 worldwide. ...
The Reskilling Revolution is on

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 the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2024, the community of leaders announced that it reached more than 680 million...
Gen Z is hungry for mentorship and development

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 it doesn’t have to be that way. At least if they were better trained in the skills employers ask for. When asked w...
Companies that adopt remote work grow faster, survey finds

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 that allow remote working have experienced revenue growth four times faster than those that are stricter about office pr...
What women really want at work

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 changing careers to find a better work-life balance), women and men are looking for the same things at work. According to updat...
Older workers: more people and more earnings

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 Center, roughly one-in-five Americans ages 65 and older (19%) were employed in 2023 – nearly double the share of those wh...
The 5 elements of wellbeing

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 wellbeing, that is, distinct facets of life that separate a prosperous individual from one who is struggling or sufferi...
Clean energy: investment at high levels in 2023

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 figure, more than US$1.7 trillion is earmarked for clean energy, including renewable energy, nuclear, low-emission fuels, a...
The tech trends shaping 2024

The tech trends shaping 2024

Leading organizations are balancing new investments in emerging technologies with redoubled efforts to strengthen foundational infrastructure, core systems, and technology teams. The latest edition of Deloitte’s Tech Trends report shows that generative AI is the tech story ...
Employers and employees are heading for a relationship reset

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 responsibilities; 51% cited the restructuring of teams; and 42% reported budget cuts. Moreover, other Gallup’s research indicate...
4 reasons to become a lifelong learner (if you’re not one yet)

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 personal and professional development throughout one’s life. It involves an active and intentional approach to lea...
What’s in store for business in 2024?

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 more than 260 global CEOs and institutional investors representing approximately $3.4 trillion USD of combined company an...
BR TALKS | Camila Colnago, Cidadão Pró-Mundo

BR TALKS | Camila Colnago, Cidadão Pró-Mundo

New talk out now! In the last episode of 2023, Nathalia Toledo welcomes Camila Kolnago, Institutional Director at Cidadão Pró-Mundo, elected the Best Education NGO in Brazil in 2020, promoting equal opportunities and broadening perspectives through English teaching and social i...
Finding a preferred working model impacts wellbeing and productivity

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-being at all levels. The finding suggests that location flexibility may be the best approach to supporting workers’...
The importance of the ‘voice of employee’

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 employee” refers to the collective opinions, feedback and perspectives of an organization’s workforce, in order to...
Key takeaways from COP28

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 summit calls on all countries to make an energy transition away from fossil fuels. The final report recognizes the need ...
The role of technology in the short – and long – term strategies

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 meant to help them create new opportunities beyond their walls, by capitalizing on the excitement—while acknowledging...
Green skills: why you should improve yours

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 whether or not our planet is livable for generations to come. In this context, there is a growing demand in the corporate w...
Girls who play, women who lead

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 have successful careers. The report “Impact of Sports on Women’s Professional Success,” released by Deloitte, reveale...
Jobs that mention AI attract greater candidate engagement

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 changes in the workplace, according to data from LinkedIn. The changes are already underway – job openings that mention ...
Raising capital: a go-to funding source

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 survey respondents represented the C-level, presidents, board members, and partners/owners said they intend to raise capital ...
US executives expect remote work to grow again

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 improving and there seems to be no loss of productivity. According to an article published in the Harvard Business Review,...
The future of corporate travel

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 attention for being a significant contributor to emissions.  A recent Deloitte survey of 334 travel managers, executive...
Vocational training: the key to adapting to a changing labour market

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 from the profound changes spurred by the green and digital transformations. The OECD Education at a Glance 2023 says that 4...
The women leading higher education in the US

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 by women, a rate that has been stagnant for years. This figure goes against the current context: 60% of university stud...
CEO turnover is the highest in 20 years

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 posts. This is a rise of 4.5% compared to the 157 changes in August and 122% compared to the 74 managers who left their po...
Creative Culture

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, rituals, costumes, habits, and props, among other manifestations, is the true anthropological heritage that we have cre...
The network effect on career-building

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 in the United States and found that networking plays an important role in achieving great things especially in w...
Leaders endorse revised G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

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 confidence and financial stability – have been endorsed at the last G20 Leader’s Summit in New Delhi, India.  The Pr...
Top AI solutions to revolutionize global healthcare

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 collaboration in driving its global adoption. In response to the systemic challenges that are straining health systems worl...
Generation Z is the least flexible at work, survey reveals

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 newspaper Valor Econômico, Generation Z has lower rates than older people regarding flexibility. The data comes from an unprece...
EU regulation drives the sustainability transition, report shows

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 economic benefits that can come from doing so. According to Deloitte’s EMEA Sustainability Regulation Hub, implemen...
Reschedule your meetings now

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 can. Organizational management scholars in China and the United States found that what has the greatest impact on executi...
Using generative AI responsibly

Using generative AI responsibly

Generative Artificial Intelligence technology is advancing quickly. And with expansion and advantages also come risks and precautions. A recent article published by McKinsey partners alerts that leaders who want to design their teams and processes to mitigate those risks should a...
Why employee wellbeing matters

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 more serious factors to consider when they think about their job, including if their employer cares about their wellbeing. ...
‘Dual-promotion’: bragging without backlash

‘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 several barriers, especially in the workplace – and among women. Boasting and self–promoting can be seen as arrogant...
The world’s top emerging technologies

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 next three to five years, bringing together the perspectives of over 90 experts in 20 countries from all world regions. T...
Workplace arrangements: top of mind

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 arrangements are top of mind. Flexibility and the ability to work remotely continue to be highly valued, so much so that...
The impact of the CEO’s personality on organizational culture

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 defining and shaping organizational culture is practically consensual, there are few studies that focus on the mechanisms an...
CEO decision-making in the age of AI

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-making and new technologies, especially generative AI. In a world where CEOs are making decisions faster than ever, at the sa...
Workation: the rise of a new trend

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 vacation experience. The concept of combining work and leisure in a new location has become more appealing to individuals a...
Gender equality is stalling, new report shows

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 Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2023. The report finds that the overall gender gap has closed by 0.3 percentage...
Eight habits to live 20 years longer

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 longer than those with few or none of these habits.  According to the results, men who have all the habits combined at ...
Earth’s Remembrance

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 call Earth, because the Romans decided so. The Earth gives us an example of its permanence, in its constant change. Man...
It’s not just what is said but who says it that matters

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 consumption and feedback online. MIT Sloan School of Management professor Sinan Aral and his colleagues from MIT and th...
Global demand for conscious luxury products increases, survey finds

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 June by Farfetch, one of the world’s leading high-end e-commerce retailers, found. Among the key findings, the study...
Scientists ever closer to the ‘holy grail’ of clean energy

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 reaction that generated more energy than they had used. The achievement, unprecedented worldwide, was celebrated as a game-c...
Work does get done in less time

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 day week pilot program. The results come from a series of four-day-workweek trials conducted in the U.S., Canada, the U....
The state of global emotions

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. More people felt well-rested, experienced enjoyment, and smiled or laughed the previous day: 71% of people worldwide sa...
People feel younger than ever, study shows

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 the past, the same chronological age. To reach this conclusion, the authors investigated data from the German Aging Surv...
AI tools bring welcome relief for overworked IT teams

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 workload and boost personal productivity. “Nearly all see benefits to employees using generative AI for work, as it free...
Group singing can benefit your health

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 life, social resilience, and biomarkers including pro-inflammatory cytokines, stress hormones, growth factors, and cell...
Leaders call for innovation, entrepreneurship and global cooperation to revitalize growth

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 Champions, to share their interests in advancing dialogue, innovation and collaboration to revitalize growth. Amid high ...
Key climate litigation cases shaping the future

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 are finding strong human rights linkages to climate change.  According to the United Nations, this is leading to greater...
Top 10 consumed business skills

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 complex challenges of today’s work world and to prepare for rapid future change. According to Udemy’s 2023 Workpla...
Addressing psychosocial risks at work

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, consultants Camilla Frumar, Patricia Hubbard and Mansi Sachdeva looked at the Australian government’s 2022 announcement o...
Happy employees are critical for an organization’s success, study shows

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 happiness made people around 12% more productive. The study, led by Professor Andrew Oswald, Dr Eugenio Proto and Dr Dani...
Fostering effective energy transition

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 transition, according to a new World Economic Forum report, Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2023. Enabled by increasing vol...
ChatGPT: it’s not only about speed, MIT says

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 AI could be a big advantage. According to the report, using chatbots for these tasks speeds up productivity by 40% and ...
Napping at work: maybe a good idea

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 adults in India and found that taking 30-minute naps in the afternoon led to an increase in workers’ productivity...
Labor market changes on the horizon

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” by the World Economic Forum indicates. Of the 673 million jobs reflected in the dataset, respondents expect structural...
Evolving board equity and representation

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 racial and ethnic groups, up from 17.5% in 2020. More than half of the Fortune 500 now have boards where more than 40% of se...
Remote vs. in-office work? Hybrid has won

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: hybrid work is here to stay since the demand for office and retail space is generally lower in 2030 than it was in 2019, st...
The most in-demand skills of the year

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 latest research on the topic reveals is that old skills have come back into the spotlight in 2023.  This year, the top s...
€2.5 billion to be invested in distributed solar generation globally

€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 solar additions globally in the coming years. The Portuguese group EDP announced an investment of €2.5 billion up to 20...
Women and the financial services industry

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) boards? And are organizations focusing enough on nurturing talent in the pipeline, talented women who could move into the...
The C-suite’s role in well-being

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 employees across four countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The main finding is that organi...
The core tool in delivering climate justice

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 Programme, climate court cases have more than doubled in five years, from 884 in 2017 to 2,180 in 2022. And it is growing w...
The best CEO is the one who combines integrity and innovation

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 Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA. Professors Prachi Gala and Saim Kashmiri analyzed financial and other information on...
5 pieces of advice Bill Gates wishes he’d received in college

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 Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences at Northern Arizona University in the United States. He began his speech by saying ...
Representation to overcome inequalities

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 them in the places I attended, and through the media, where also, in fiction, most of the heroic characters were just li...
How AI is changing the anatomy of work

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 a career and business ally. Making resumes, improving e-mails or simulating job interviews are some examples of simple t...
How women leaders seek to provide stability amid uncertainty

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 than 1,100 high-performing executive women who are 1-2 career steps away from the C-suite, with broad leadership experie...
The next productivity frontier

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 analysts took a first look at where business value could accrue and the potential impacts on the economy and the workforc...
Be aware. Then Act.

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 the amount of energy being produced globally through renewable and clean sources is rising. These are some of the good n...
Why efforts to promote DE&I are falling short

Why efforts to promote DE&I are falling short

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) is a topic that is being pursued by companies worldwide, but making it a consistent practice is still a challenge. Nearly two-thirds of employees think their companies are not doing enough to foster DEI&B in the workplac...
Give your business some legs

Give your business some legs

Everyone knows that regular walking is good for your health. But Australian executive Di Westaway argues that leaders who walk outdoors with their employees gain a “superpower” in the workplace: better engagement and productivity rates. According to a Stanford Univers...
Leaders who disconnect lead better, study shows

Leaders who disconnect lead better, study shows

The balance between personal and professional routines seems increasingly important in the corporate world. A study led by American scientists suggests that managers who “switch off” completely after work to dedicate themselves to their favorite activities are seen as...
Accelerating climate action with AI

Accelerating climate action with AI

Artificial intelligence is in the spotlight with its multiple functionalities in different areas and industries, already changing in practice the daily lives of people and organizations. Now, the technology of the moment is also proving to be an asset for a global team of educato...
Gen Zs and millennials: business still not meeting expectations

Gen Zs and millennials: business still not meeting expectations

Yes, employers have made some important progress since pre-pandemic times, but for the majority of more than 22,000 Gen Zs and millennials heard by Deloitte across 44 countries business is still not meeting expectations.  The new survey examined these generations’ shifting rel...
How exercises can boost work performance

How exercises can boost work performance

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Hong Kong indicates that physical exercise can improve performance at work the next day, as a result of increased sleep quality, energy, and ability to concentrate. To reach this conclusion, the scholars analyzed data from app...
Analytical thinking: the core skill of 2023

Analytical thinking: the core skill of 2023

According to the Future of Work 2023 report, released by The World Economic Forum, companies predict that 44% of workers’ core skills will be transformed by 2027 because technology is moving faster than firms can design and scale their training programs. In that vein, some ...
ON THE RECORD | The power of books

ON THE RECORD | The power of books

New episode out now! Voracious readers (and writers too) gathered for a powerful chat about the impact of reading on personal and professional lives. #OnTheRecord is back, in a new format: with big names as our special guests. Nathalia Toledo and Carlota Ribeiro Ferreira welcome ...
Gender equality: an action guide

Gender equality: an action guide

Despite more and more women reaching the top ranks of leadership, which is a hard-won achievement, the picture is still overshadowed by the fact that women remain acutely underrepresented in the middle management tiers, jeopardizing the prospects for a healthy pipeline of future ...
The board’s role in CEO succession planning

The board’s role in CEO succession planning

CEO succession planning can be a significant challenge for leaders and organizations. The process of identifying and developing internal candidates to fill key leadership positions, including the role of CEO requires careful consideration, a long-term perspective, and proactive e...
ESG: how to turn adversity into advantage

ESG: how to turn adversity into advantage

A new survey of 125 firms by The Conference Board shows that only about half of companies have experienced backlash related to their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies. However, 43 percent of executives expect backlash to increase. According to the authors, de...
Artificial Intelligence and I

Artificial Intelligence and I

By João Vale Moreira The advancement of times brings with it the advancement of Man and, consequently, the advancement of the machine. As we emphasize more than ever the role of everyone in society, across the whole spectrum – I mean gender, orientation, physiognomy, cultu...
Is there a proper age to change careers?

Is there a proper age to change careers?

Common sense might think that older people would be more settled or comfortable in their careers, not eager for a change of direction. A new survey, however, shows something different from this. By listening to 500 people from all age groups, social classes, and regions of the co...
Climate Leadership: what CEOs are doing

Climate Leadership: what CEOs are doing

CEOs are facing a huge global challenge, no denying. The UN Global Compact’s 12th CEO Survey in partnership with Accenture shows that the majority of leaders are facing ten or more simultaneous challenges in their business and 87% of them believe that the current level of c...
More than 70% of companies plan to adopt new technologies by 2023

More than 70% of companies plan to adopt new technologies by 2023

Most companies plan to adopt new technologies in 2023. This is the main finding of the Digibee 2023 State of Enterprise Integration Report. In its 2nd edition, the study presents the current scenario of corporate digital transformation, after hearing more than 1,000 CIOs, CTOs an...
Gen Z: prioritizing mental health is non-negotiable

Gen Z: prioritizing mental health is non-negotiable

A recent survey by TimelyCare, an American firm that offers emotional support to students, revealed that 92% of college students believe employers should offer mental health benefits, and more than a third are prioritizing these companies during their job search. Generation Z is ...
Companies are getting younger, and women are securing more CEO positions

Companies are getting younger, and women are securing more CEO positions

The C-level is getting a makeover, at least in the United States. A recent report from the global executive search and leadership consulting firm Spencer Stuart shows that the average age for new CEOs at S&P 500 companies dropped from 55.9 years old in 2021 to 53.8 years old ...
Why you should change the way your people are managed

Why you should change the way your people are managed

In 2022, employee engagement and job opportunities surged globally, coming back in line with pre-pandemic historical trends on economic development and growth. Gallup’s new report shows the rest of the world closing the gap with the U.S./Canada in positive aspects for worke...
Six ways that AI creates business value

Six ways that AI creates business value

More than at any time in recent history, businesses in all fields are moving closer to AI by incorporating it into their operations, whether through partnerships with experts and technology companies or investments in AI research and development. This is enabling companies to gai...