Elevating purpose to a global level

This short article is for all organisations, large or small in any sector, even down to the growing number of self-employed people representing an increasing proportion of the modern work force. Two vital considerations about the nature of purpose In “Designing the Purposeful Organization – how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries“, I stress (at […]

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Apprenticeship Levy: Everything UK businesses need to know

Businesses across the UK are gearing up for the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy, but what exactly is it? And why should your business take heed? These are just some of the questions we hope to answer in the following paragraphs

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Organisational resilience and the importance of mental toughness

Change is an inevitable factor of doing business in the modern world, with the fast-paced nature of many industries meaning those organisations that fail to keep up are often left behind. It is therefore important that businesses are able to cope effectively with the need to innovate and adapt

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Complex industry and creativity: Do they mix?

As industry becomes increasingly complex, with sectors like technology, oil exploration and pharmaceuticals requiring rigour, knowledge and effective processes in order to develop and produce new products and services, there is an increasing need to ensure creativity does not get left behind

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Top tips for executing innovation in the pharma industry

Research has shown that pharmaceutical companies that deliver strategic investment in commercial innovation and ensure this is aligned with a culture of execution are able to create positive results.

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Scientist to manager: What’s the big deal?

It’s one of those tricky issues that organisations across the pharmaceutical sector face frequently: how do we bridge the gap in skills that are needed for top scientists to become effective managers?

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Making the most of learning and development in a time-poor setting

One of the most common effects of the economic slowdown of recent years – and the resulting shift in focus for many organisations – has been the need to ‘do more with less’.  In a time-poor setting for many companies, does this mean that learning and development is falling by the wayside?

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Why business leaders should take an interest in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals by Clive Wilson

In September 2015, world leaders met at the United Nations in New York to make the most significant commitment in the history of humanity. They formally adopted seventeen new sustainable development goals (SDGs) with stretching targets to tackle critical needs ranging from poverty, through climate change to world peace. 

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Pharmaceuticals: How to get the best out of teams

Building effective teams that are able to deliver on their targets and work to their optimal efficiency is something that businesses of all sizes and backgrounds should strive to achieve, but perhaps it is in the field of pharmaceuticals that the challenges surrounding this ideal are now being most keenly felt.

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How pharma companies can diversify successfully

In the face of the patent cliff, healthcare reforms across key markets and what some are calling an ‘innovation crisis’, the pharma industry is being forced to make high impact strategic decisions. Among them is the choice of whether or not to specialise or diversify

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Delivering against UN development goals as a business

Our director Clive Wilson underwent something of an epiphany eight months ago: Around Christmas 2014 he read the United Nations’ (UN) paper on ‘Universal sustainable development goals‘ and pledged to spend the next 15 years of his life doing what he can to see them realised.

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Talent Forum in Scotland – Meeting the challenges faced as a small business within a global corporation

Since 2009, Primeast has been facilitating opportunities for business leaders and people management professionals in the UK to engage in the increasingly important and evolving subject of talent management

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