In this briefing, OUBS Academic Liz Moody explored where the meaning of work comes from and why it might be important. We will also consider what it is that leaders do (and sometimes don’t) that has an impact on how people think and feel about work.
Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them, become truly mainstream. More importantly, it gives legitimacy to the idea that cryptocurrencies and blockchain are here to stay. And, as I have argued in my research, must be taken seriously, not least by regulators.
The Open University has this week launched The Carers Scholarships Fund, which will provide 50 UK-based carers with a full fee-waiver scholarship of up to £18,000 to study an OU course of their choice. To ensure young adult carers are encouraged to apply, 15 places have been reserved for those between the ages of 18-28.
The 11th International Critical Management Studies Conference will be held at Walton Hall on Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 June. The conference is proudly hosted by the Department for People and Organisations in collaboration with VIDA (the Critical Management Studies Women’s Association).
Technology has been a great enabler for consumers. However, technology in the workplace is often painted in a negative light as automation expands. The reality is that technology can deliver high levels of engagement and productivity if businesses and organisations are transparent about their reasons for using it.