Corporate Inclusion Policies and Diversity Managers

Author: Future Manager Research Center The key to the success and good functioning of a company lies, in addition to the value of the product, in the importance that is attributed to each individual and in human relationships. To achieve excellent synergy in a teamwork, collaboration and communication should be prerogatives, although each individual is…

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Business and Cultural Misunderstandings

Author: Future Manager Research Center Being misunderstood, in everyday life as well as in the workplace, is part of our normality. Things get complicated when, in a professional environment, we relate to interlocutors who come from countries very far from ours and with different cultures and customs. In the world of economic interests, even a…

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Fashion and Engineering: Two Opposite Worlds colliding

Author: Future Manager Research Center In the years of digital transformation, where there is a very high competitiveness at an international level and a continuous increase in customer expectations, the fashion industry has revolutionized its traditional schemes. The figure of the fashion engineer developed and now, unlike a simple fashion designer, they take care of…

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The Art of International Negotiation

Author: Future Manager Research Center In an era in which globalization is no longer a utopia and in which societies  can count on the shortening of distances made possible by technological innovations, companies have the possibility (if not the obligation) to open their horizons to global level. A company that feels the need to emerge and expand…

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Silence Culture in Cross-Culture Corporate Communication: the Japanese Case

Author: Future Manager Research Center You may think that silence during a conversation, especially if it is focused on business, is disorienting, as well as it is a negative signal in the development of a business deal. Actually, it has a huge strategic value when approached to some cultures and customs in which implicit and non-verbal communication…

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Clock-Building, not Time telling

Author: Future Manager Research Center It is possible that the expression “clock-building, not time telling” sounds somewhat strange to you. However, the metaphor of the clock perfectly explains what it means to create a successful company. In order to build an organization that lasts over the years, it is necessary to have one of the…

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Being Global is great, but what a Struggle!

Author: Future Manager Research Center The internationalization process of a company inevitably leads to important changes. For a leader it is a very delicate decision to make their company global and it is important that this evolution is not a long shot. Leaving aside the bureaucratic aspects of the issue, what emerges from the observation…

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Cohabitation of Different Generations in the Workplace

Author: Future Manager Research Center In almost all companies, people are divided by a large generation gap and they find themselves living together. In the article “From Baby Boomers To Millennials: Different Generations At Work” it has already been highlighted how each generation has specific and different characteristics depending on the historical context in which…

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A Cashless Society

Author: Future Manager Research Center   Technology is a daily topic, from some decades now. The revolution has involved sectors that we thought impossible to innovate and today nothing comes as a surprise. Even when people start talking about a cashless society it has not the effect of a shock. Indeed, over the past decade,…

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"Working better with age": older workers and prosperity

Author: Future Manager Research Center   The results of the recent researches conducted by OECD, demonstrate that most of the countries are ageing rapidly. The suggestion is, indeed, to start taking actions in order to improve the labour market situation of older workers; some measures are necessary in order to put a brake on further…

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