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What is your management style?

Many business leaders state the importance of their human resources. A workforce that is skilled and motivated is desirable for any organisation. OPITO, The Oil and Gas Academy, works with employers and trade unions to establish agreed safety standards in the oil and gas industry. It also helps employers in...
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Change management

The vision for London 2012 is 'to use the power of the Games to inspire change'. The London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) wants to instigate change in a range of social, economic and environmental ways. The LOCOG particularly wants to achieve a sustained improvement in...
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What are the benefits of training and development?

Training and development can result in many benefits for organisations and their workers. The Forestry Commission is a government department which is responsible for protecting and expanding Britain's forests and woodlands. With over 3,000 employees in a range of jobs, from engineers to education rangers, training is central to the...
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Positive about disability

Around 16% of working age adults in this country have a disability. Lloyds TSB has adopted a positive approach towards disability which has resulted in the development of good working practices. It has created an inclusive culture where all employees are encouraged to reach their full potential. Lloyds TSB goes...
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Using the marketing mix to drive change

The marketing mix is the combination of the product, price, place and promotion which is used by organisations to ensure they meet the needs of their customers. Parcelforce Worldwide is a leading provider of parcel deliveries and is part of the Royal Mail Group. Using a network of partners across...
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Balancing stakeholder needs

All businesses have stakeholders - those groups or individuals with an interest in the decisions they make. Shell, the multinational energy company, is no exception. In its challenge to meet the energy needs of both current and future generations, Shell aims to satisfy the needs of all of its stakeholders while...
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Supporting new business start-ups

Many people choose to start their own businesses instead of working for someone else. Over 400,000 new businesses started up in the UK last year. Some people spot a gap in the market that they wish to exploit; others aim to use a skill they already possess. Barclays, the major...
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The product life cycle

The product lifecycle shows the period of time over which customers will want to buy a product. It goes through different stages depending on the level of sales. ASOS is the UK's market leader in online fashion retailing. It has more than 22,000 product items on its website and introduces...
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