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July 7th 2020

Briefing Paper: Thriving After A Crisis: Ramp Up Strategic Strength Through This Tough Time

This paper discusses, creating a culture and organisation design that facilitates fast decision making and learning from experiments is an area where HR can make a significant contribution to organisation performance. Yu, Greeven and Shan show us that it’s not just digital startups that are poised to benefit from the economic rebound, and outline some steps we all can take to be better prepared.

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  • Competitive Strategy
  • Coronavirus
  • Innovation
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March 18th 2020

The UK Tax Regime - What Impact Does It Have On Investment, Performance and Productivity?

You might not be interested in tax but tax is interested in you. It may not be something that has crossed the mind of most HR professionals but it is likely to rise up their agenda over the coming years. The upward pressure on public spending caused by ageing populations mean that taxes will have to increase, services will have to be cut or public debt levels will have to rise beyond what most economists believe is sustainable in the long-term. Something will have to give and at some point over the next decade the problem will become acute. This report focuses on the major direct taxes and those that impact most directly on business and employment.

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October 8th 2019

Is Stewardship Really the Role of the Investor

In the context of Corporate Governance, the idea of ‘stewardship’ marks a shift in the expectations placed on shareholders. Those who invest in a company are now expected to take a more active interest in its overall sustainability – and in its behaviour as a good corporate citizen, i.e. its ‘ESG’ (environmental, social and corporate governance) performance.

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  • Shareholding
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September 2nd 2019

Performance Management: Its Impact on Business Performance

This report explores what performance management is and how to create a high performance culture. Why is performance management so important and why do many discussions surrounding it fail to focus on the business as a whole? What does performance mean for the company?

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  • Performance Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance
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Articles

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June 1st 2017

Progress - Issue 5 (Full Edition)

The fifth issue of e-magazine Progress is now available.

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July 14th 2016

Progress - Issue 4 (Full Edition)

This latest edition of our e-magazine - Progress - takes a look at a number of topics including the implications from Brexit, how to counter complexity with 'smart simplicity', the challenges of digitisation for workers' lives and how the current practice of talent management can be improved.

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July 2nd 2015

Progress - Issue 3 (Full Edition)

Welcome to the third edition of our regular e-magazine - Progress - which was launched to assist in the development of your role, to support your career and broaden your awareness of the changing business environment we all operate within.

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  • Recruitment
  • Effectiveness
  • Development
  • Performance
  • Performance Management
  • Strategy
  • Board
  • Corporate Governance
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July 2nd 2015

Progress - Issue 3: British Business After the Election

Within this third edition of our e-magazine - Progress – Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator at the Financial Times, discusses the outlook for British business after the 2015 UK Election.

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  • Economy
  • Politics
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Presentations

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November 9th 2020

Global Economic Outlook - Planning for 2021

These slides are from the PARC Zoom Interactive event, Global Economic Outlook - Planning for 2021. Chris Giles, Economics Editor, The Financial Times discusses the state of the economy on a global scale and how to best prepare for the year ahead.

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  • Coronavirus Crisis
  • Economy
  • Crisis Management
  • Policies
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October 28th 2020

Brexit Update Meeting Structure

This presentation sets out the structure and topics discussed in the PARC Brexit Update Meeting with Dmitry Grozoubinski. Topics include; a summary of the current state of affairs, how the UK will continue to trade with the EU, what the negotiation process will look like and what is likely to happen after January 2021.

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September 9th 2020

Politics, Covid, Economy, Trade

These slides are from the PARC Zoom Interactive event that took place on Wednesday 9 September 2020. We were joined by Peter Lilley, Former MP, to discuss world politics and the current state of the economy. Lilley explores trade deals, the update on Brexit, and interestingly, what weaknesses have been revealed from the Coronavirus pandemic within the government.

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  • Politics
  • Coronavirus
  • Economy
  • Crisis Management
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August 12th 2020

Radical Uncertainty - Decision Making for an Unknowable Future

These slides are from the PARC Zoom event, Radical Uncertainty, held on 12th August 2020. John Kay discusses uncertainty and whether it is resolvable or radical. He also explores the ambiguity of language and negated risk.

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  • Risk
  • Risk Factors
  • Crisis Management
  • Planning
  • Uncertainty
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Videos

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November 11th 2020

Global Economic Update: Planning for 2021 with Chris Giles

For this year’s PARC economic update, we invited Chris Giles of the Financial Times to help us reflect upon, and make sense of, the most tumultuous year most of us can remember. Following two announcements with global significance over the previous few days, he had plenty to talk about.

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  • Economy
  • Planning
  • Planning, Uncertainty
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October 27th 2020

Brexit Update with Dmitry Grozoubinski

Four years after the referendum, Brexit still arouses strong opinions in the UK. However, as a former Australian trade negotiator, PARC's speaker for this Brexit Update webinar, Dmitry Grozoubinski, was able to bring us a well informed but dispassionate view of the current situation, the short-term implications and the probable longer-term effects.

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  • Brexit
  • Politics
  • Crisis Management
  • COVID-19
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September 9th 2020

World Events – Mid-year Update with The RT Hon Lord Peter Lilley

This PARC annual mid-year review of global political and economic events was rescheduled as an online event. Bringing to bear his extensive experience of government, politics and business over the last half century, The RT Hon Lord Peter Lilley gave us his thoughts and insights by outlining and responding to five ‘conventional wisdoms’.

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  • Politics
  • Economy
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
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August 12th 2020

Radical Uncertainty Zoom Interactive Event with John Kay

On 12 August 2020, PARC members gathered for "Radical Uncertainty", a Zoom Interactive Event led by economist John Kay. John latest book, co-authored with Mervyn King and also titled "Radical Uncertainty" explains that we deal with uncertainties by attaching prior probabilities to uncertain events. Contemporary approaches to things we simply do not and cannot know rely on a false understanding of our power to make predictions.

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  • Economy
  • Risk
  • Risk Factors
  • Coronavirus
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