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The ‘always on’ workplace: opportunities, risks and how to make it work

Today there is potentially an “always on workplace”, and this introduces exciting possibilities of better balance between work and leisure with many reporting increased levels of satisfaction. However, a potential increase in work intensification, and people’s struggles to detach from work, reminds us that with the possibilities come the problems.

15th March 2016

Planning for extreme weather disruption

Headlines can paint a picture of the UK economy struggling with extreme weather conditions – businesses forced to close, employees not paid because they can’t get to work, and road and rail networks grinding to a halt. But we’ve found, from our three-year project investigating how businesses and people react during disruptions, that this isn’t the case.

14th March 2016

With Michigan triumph, Sanders proves the US need not settle for the ‘inevitable’

The media and political establishment have been ready to write off Bernie Sanders for some time. Not so fast.

9th March 2016

Has HR lost the strategic ground?

In this short video, Professor David Wilson, Professor in Organisation Studies at The Open University Business School, discusses the changes that have impacted on HR's standing in organisations over the past 10 years and what he sees as the challenges ahead.

1st March 2016

‘We need to talk about Money’: Breaking down personal finance taboos through online courses

Sharon Collard, Professor of Personal Finance Capability at the OUBS looks at the work being carried out by the True Potential PUFin, to help improve the UK’s personal finance capability through the development of online courses for the general public.

1st March 2016

OUBS launches Centre of excellence for Voluntary Sector Leadership

The Open University Business School has announced the launch of its first free online course as part of the newly established Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership.

1st March 2016

OUBS ranked sixth in QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016

This year’s edition is QS’s most comprehensive yet, with thirty online MBA’s being ranked. The Open University’s online MBA has risen two places from 2015 to stand sixth in the 2016 rankings.

23rd February 2016

What does the head of Ofsted do?

The government's search outside the UK for the next chief inspector of schools is misguided.

18th February 2016

Why are today’s progressive political heroes still old white men?

Left-wing grassroots movements are swelling their ranks and winning elections – but their standard-bearers are same old, same old.

12th February 2016

OUBS ranked sixth in Global Online MBA Rankings 2016

The OUBS is ranked joint sixth in the Global Online MBA Rankings, alongside IE Business School.

8th February 2016

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