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February 15th 2021

Permanent Flexibility: Reimagining Remote Working Post-COVID

How has the role of the office changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? After almost a year of working from home, organisations are turning their attentions to reimagining remote working for a hybrid future.

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  • Remote Working
  • Coronavirus
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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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January 25th 2021

The Economist Articles

A collection of articles from The Economist.

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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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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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January 26th 2021

The New Realities of Global Trade with Edward Carr

This years’ annual update on the geopolitical environment focused on the impact geopolitical and social developments are likely to have on international trade. Our guest speaker, Edward Carr, Deputy Editor of The Economist, led our discussion and gave the benefit of his in-depth knowledge of a rapidly shifting global business environment.

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December 3rd 2020

Review of 2020 with Tom Newton-Dunn

This year, our end-of-year review and 2021 Programme Launch was very different from usual in that it was an online event rather than a formal event with after dinner speaker, but then 2020 has been an unusual year and 2021 is likely to be no less challenging. As our speaker Tom Newton Dunn said, in his 25 years of political commentary, we have never gone into a new year with so many unknown variables. Against this uncertain background, Tom focused on four key themes: The impact of Covid on UK politics; The economy and the likely speed of recovery; Brexit; The Biden presidency.

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  • Politics
  • Economy
  • Brexit
  • COVID-19
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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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