The Future of Work has become one of the defining debates of our generation. Whilst the greening of our economies will create millions of jobs, many traditional forms of work will disappear. The digital economy fosters greater connectivity and access to technologies, but also has the potential to disrupt labour markets.
Operations and supply chain management has never been more important than today when global supply chains have been disrupted heavily by the Covid-19 pandemic. Mitigating the negative impacts and building a more sustainable, digitally-driven, and resilient supply chain is regarded as a common goal for many companies and leaders. (more…)
“Leadership is a powerful weapon to combat racism and we must not forget that we all have a part to play”. These were the words of Professor Palie Smart, Head of the School of Management, exactly one year ago today, when the world witnessed George Floyd’s tragic death.
Here at the University of Bristol our students can benefit from working with our Professional Liaison Network (PLN) to find opportunities for work experience. We found out more about student Ali’s recent experience on his work placement with Fortil UK, a consulting firm specialising in engineering.
We asked our Head of School, Professor Palie Smart, to provide her top 5 tips for those leading in a crisis.
It’s December, and that can only mean one thing…our TVs are filled with new Christmas adverts! (Okay, we know we’ve been watching them since September). We asked some of our marketing academics to share their favourite Christmas adverts and why they enjoy them so much.
One of the most anticipated Christmas advert every year is probably the John Lewis ad. And we’ve got two in our favourite Christmas ads list!
Across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, today’s leaders are facing the most challenging operating circumstances for generations. In this landscape of global uncertainty, leaner workforces, budget cuts, and reliance upon digital communications and the competencies needed to lead organisations successfully have shifted. Leaders now need to be skilled at crisis management, dealing with uncertainty and high-level strategic leadership.
For my dissertation, I researched how young women perceive gender and the female body within the marketing of sanitary products. My passion for studying this topic predominantly stemmed from personal frustrations with constant patriarchal standards women are forced to meet within marketing standards.
However, it also grew from previous feminist studies covered in the courses, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, and Organisation Theory.