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The stories we tell ourselves: narrative, emotion and fantasy in strategic decision-making

This session considered tools for strategic decision-making in uncertain times which draw on an understanding of human strengths in adaptive reasoning and the decision-traps we are prone to; drawing on cases such as Nokia and the design of the Thames barrier.

25th January 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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OUBS shortlisted for Association of MBAs Innovation Award

The Open University Business School (OUBS) has been shortlisted for the Association of MBAs (AMBA) Innovation Award 2016, for a second consecutive year. The AMBA Awards celebrate MBAs at the forefront of leadership excellence.

12th 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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A better way of doing business: Why it’s time to revisit John Lewis

With poor governance hitting the headlines, it's worth revisiting the John Lewis Partnership for a case study of a different way of doing things.

22nd November 2016

Investors more concerned about cost of foreign holidays than Brexit effect on investments

Fallout from the Brexit vote has seen the foreign exchange value of the pound sterling plummet 17% against the US Dollar and 14% against the Euro. Research has found that consumers have insufficient knowledge about the impact and ramifications of the falling foreign exchange rate of the pound on equity markets.

21st November 2016
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Trump and the triumph of hopeful nihilism

For many US voters, the election of President Donald Trump is a worrying step backwards. But for many others, his rise to power is an exciting opportunity for national renewal.

10th November 2016
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Smaller charities top the list for consumer trust

Small and local community charities are second only to doctors on a list of the professions and organisations most trusted by UK consumers, according to research conducted by The Open University Business School’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership.

7th November 2016
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Both Trump and Clinton would see the US run like a corporation

There is little evidence that his view is shared by the current candidates. Between Trump’s self-proclaimed business acumen, and Clinton’s Wall Street funded campaign, what we have is new escalation of corporate power in politics. It is not enough for corporations to pull the strings of government behind the scenes. They also want to fundamentally transform democracy and its leaders into their own self-obsessed image.

3rd November 2016

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Upcoming Events

Apr 18

The Open University Law School Symposium: Belonging

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 09:30 to Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

May 2

The Future of Work 4.0: Disruptive technologies, opportunity or threat?

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 -

12:00 to 17:15

Crowne Plaza London The City, 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB

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