Bill Gates once predicted that as competition for talent gets tougher, “companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge.” And, he might be right. According to recent research from the UK’s Advisory, Conciliation, and Arbitration Service (Acas), flexible work arrangements can actually improve the effectiveness of both individuals and teams—with 91% of HR professionals reporting that employees
Introduction The goal of any contractor is to build a project on time and within budget. To be an effective and productive contractor, one must have a complete understanding of the construction process, which includes not only building the project, but, more importantly, effective scheduling and management of the project. The contractor is ultimately responsible
In three centuries the heresies of two bankers became the basis of our modern economy. When the Venetian merchant Marco Polo got to China, in the latter part of the thirteenth century, he saw many wonders—gunpowder and coal and eyeglasses and porcelain. One of the things that astonished him most, however, was a new invention,
Like many medications, the wakefulness drug modafinil, which is marketed under the trade name Provigil, comes with a small, tightly folded paper pamphlet. For the most part, its contents—lists of instructions and precautions, a diagram of the drug’s molecular structure—make for anodyne reading. The subsection called “Mechanism of Action,” however, contains a sentence that might induce sleeplessness by
Around the year 2000, Apple’s Steve Jobs saw a grim version of the company’s future: Apple would be increasingly dependent on major technology retailers who sold their products. The company had great products, but without their own way to sell those products, Apple would only be as successful as other retailers. Thus the idea for
AECOM, in conjunction with its strategic partner the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch, has launched its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20. “Our goal is to unlock the transformational change and innovation required to move the industry forward,” director – PCC, Africa Dean Narainsamy comments. “In each of the
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