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There is a clear generational divide in wealth: - In the UK, approximately £5 trillion GBP of wealth is projected to be inherited by Millennials (born 1981-1996) and Generation Z (born 1997-2012) from Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) - In the US, this amount explodes to approximately $35 trillion dollars Coupled with the wealth divide, there is also a generational divergence in the value systems influencing consumer behaviour, such as sustainability and company ethos. It is therefore vital for financial services organisations to understand what the next generations are looking for and how to ensure they are meeting those needs. To read the original article CLICK HERE.

Upgrading a business website can be a large and important undertaking.

It can be much tougher to achieve these days because of the changing nature of the workforce, however.

Flipping the conversation: the aftermath of COP26

Jonquil Hackenberg, PA Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Response

While there were certainly achievements, there were also disappointments.

You can read edited highlights from Bob’s speech below, or head over to Bloomberg to watch the session in its entirety. To read the original article CLICK HERE.

Life-Changing Technologies

PA Consulting together with WIRED

Technology has the potential to answer many of the world’s toughest challenges, but it takes human ingenuity to unleash it.

Consulting Hubs/Internal Consultancy Article

Iain Greenwood and Harry Rawson

HM Government has done this before, whether at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which was wound up or through a control of costs via the Consultancy Control (which has been changed and loosened).

The four questions that bring ingenuity to life

By: Kim McCann, PA Consulting Sustainable Aviation Expert

The world needs our ingenuity now, more than ever, as it faces existential challenges like pandemics and climate change.

Reaches People Directly When you put an advert in a newspaper or put up a billboard, you cannot have complete confidence that it will reach the people you want to target.

Last week, four of our colleagues joined the Financial Times for the Global Moral Money Summit—a two-day virtual event that convened leaders from the worlds of business, academia, policy, and beyond—to explore what that opportunity looks like and how the smartest organizations might seize it. To read the full article please CLICK HERE.

COVID-19: A game changer for climate risk?

Fergus Navaratnam-Blair of Source Global Research

Even now, fully half a year into this pandemic, asking people to think about non-COVID-related business risks can feel a bit, “How was the play, Mrs.

How To Be A Good Leader Post Lockdown

By Dr Lynda Shaw, neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist.

Post lockdown we may well be looking for something else in our business leaders including empathy for our employee and customer concerns and limitations, those who can show honesty, transparency and integrity, those who can adapt their business quickly and successfully to the completely different marketplace and those who know how to energise their workforce in difficult times. Dr Lynda Shaw shares her top tips of how to be a good leader during the global challenges we are currently facing and how to manage stress and performance within the workforce in these difficult and changing times. 1.

Mastering the art of mastering others isn’t easy.

If you are looking for the right international market to take your business, then there are many reasons why Singapore might just be the ideal location. Legal Requirements When you move your company to a foreign country, you will most likely have to face a number of new legal requirements in order to properly do business there.

Will strategy consultants (again) be the masters of the universe?

Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research

What the film tapped into, of course, was the public perception that consultants were arrogant know-it-alls, spotty business school graduates who felt they had the experience to tell captains of industry what to do.

As we noted in a recent article on this blog, many previously non-core activities (technology is the big one) are now viewed as being integral to most organisations.

However, before you start taking the necessary steps to become qualified within this sector, it is extremely helpful to know exactly what type of jobs will be available to you once you complete your studies. So, let’s take a look at the most popular (and rewarding) careers that you could pursue within the supply chain and logistics management sector as well as the skills and qualifications needed to become a success within this industry.

CxOs? They’re the easy ones.

Edward Haigh of Source Global Research

It found them to be harder-working, more patient, and easier to please than their subordinates, challenging the notion that they’re all tearing around with their hair on fire, with about three nanoseconds to read whatever you’d like to put in front of them. The more you think about it, the more that stands to reason: CxOs tend to be older than their subordinates and are more likely to have grown up at a time when you had to go looking for content rather than waiting for it to come and find you.

If you want to reap all of these benefits, be sure to put the advice laid out below into practice.

Two-dimensional transformation: Are you doing both?

Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research

Ninety-six percent of senior executives we surveyed in the US said they think this will be the case; 75% think that the future of consulting lies, not in traditional advice, but in combining deep expertise with software and proprietary data.

Translate Your Talents into Skills For many people, it is a challenge to put your personal attributes and talents into words that will entice a recruiter looking through your CV.

Establishing a data-driven culture is a matter of influencing mindset and behaviours rather than of control...

We explore why emotional intelligence (EI) is especially important for leaders.

Traditionally, businesses have expended great time and effort to assess and avoid risk.

Ensure your company is fit, not fragile, by building a workforce that can adapt to rapid change.

We speak about agility.

Traditionally, businesses have expended great time and effort to assess and avoid risk.

Twenty years ago, McKinsey predicted that the success of organisations would primarily depend on their ability to identify, develop, and retain top talent.Today, few companies would disagree .

Everyone can think of at least one well-known brand that went bankrupt recently.

Innovation doesn’t happen by chance.

This story is part of Big Thinkers, a series of profiles on business leaders transforming industries with bold ideas .

Everyone with a tech mandate is feeling pressure to use AI.

Change management can be an amorphous concept and capability in business operations.

Attracting, developing, and retaining digital talent can give companies a competitive edge .

Given all the media and analyst coverage about digital transformation these days, one can be forgiven for assuming their company is limping hopelessly behind the pack.

Your digital transformation efforts will need people who can play four critical roles.

Thought leadership: It’s all relative

Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research

But that doesn’t mean it was all bad.

A Positive Human Future

Parsifal Publishing

At PA, we believe a positive human future is perfectly achievable.

Let's talk about the power of a well-placed question – and other underrated skills for leaders doing digital transformation work .

How to craft a successful pitch – with a bit of psychology

By Seema Menon, Toastmasters International

Here are my hard-earned tips for a successful pitch. Begin with something different By this I mean don’t launch straight into your pitch.

Even complex, sophisticated ecosystems can be broken into small digestible components .

The global market for artificial intelligence products is supposed to grow roughly 10 times by 2025 to almost $120 billion, according to market research firm Tractica.

Finance function (re)design starts with centralization decisions. Long gone are the days when finance just reported numbers.

The future of mobility

Parsifal Publishing

What does the future of mobility look like? While many of us can no longer imagine doing without our apps and the on-the-go, contextualised experience our mobile devices provide, the future of mobility promises greater disruption still.

By the end of this year, there will be 83 million more people on Earth.

In parallel, there is significant change happening in the way people want to work and their career aspirations.

You’ve got the horse, you’ve got the water…

Edward Haigh of Source Global Research

A survey we conducted in 2018 found that 55% of clients rarely or never receive thought leadership recommendations from personal contacts within the firms they know.

Climate change consulting: Does it have a future?

Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research

It’s a question worth asking because we’ve been “here” before.

In an era of hard-hitting hashtags championing gender equality, as well as the rise of “lean in” culture, women leaders have never been so publicly recognized — or scrutinized.

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