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Thought Leadership

Learn from the insights of a trusted source.

Our faculty across the university are informed opinion leaders and often the go-to people in their field of expertise. Here, they share their many insights and opinions gleaned from years of research and/or experience in their respective fields in order to further debate, inspire new ideas and help turn these into reality with a view to finding a way forward in meeting the many and diverse challenges of an increasingly uncertain and changing geopolitical and socioeconomic landscape.

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Saving governance: Beyond the tick-box

Governance needs to be about more than a set of rules. But behaviour is not easy to change, writes Professor Simon Lee.

23rd May 2017
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The case for curiosity

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein

17th May 2017

The Open University Business School in the News

The Open University Business School regularly features in the media. Most recent and notable articles are listed below.

4th May 2017
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The challenges of global L&D

Organisations are demanding more and more from their learning functions, but is L&D up to the job?

20th April 2017
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Failure to focus on cross-border learning risking profit, people and performance

Business performance is at risk because learning programmes have failed to keep up with globalisation, according to a new report from The Open University Business School.

19th April 2017
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Do you really want a workforce of critical thinkers?

Is having a workforce full of critical thinkers an impossible dream – or a nightmare to be avoided?

21st March 2017
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How to resist the political rise of the global nativist

The rise of the global natives raises a profound challenge to progressives. How to build a mass movement and consciousness that is international, anti-capitalist and post-colonial? Where is the direct response to a right wing global movement whose populism is championing nationalism, corporate power and ethnic division?

1st March 2017
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The learning propositions for millennials

We now have at least four generations in workplace, but do they really want different things from their development?

24th January 2017
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What is HR's role in ethics?

Multiple pressures can lead to undesirable business behaviour, so what can HR do to ensure companies remain ethical?

11th December 2016
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Open University Business School: A year of insight

Download this free ebook featuring a year of insights from The Open University Business School (OUBS). This ebook collates a year of world-class thinking from OUBS, one of HR Magazine's HR Most Influential partners.

30th November 2016

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