FORUM

Drug Testing in the Workplace

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Why pressures are growing for random drug testing at work - to save accidents and loss of life, and to improve performance. With 8% of all UK adults dependent on alcohol or illegal drugs, workpace drug testing is now an important but controversial issue. On current trends within two years it will be almost impossible for recreational drug users to get a job with larger companies.

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Surviving the future

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Managing through the downturn

Many CEOs I know are feeling battered and bruised right now. Hit by one event after another, there’s little time to regroup or reflect, and the top of a corporation can be a lonely place. Profit warnings, share price pressures, painful layoffs and great geopolitical uncertainties can sweep away even the most comprehensive strategies – and that’s despite outstanding management over many years.

Article published June 2002 - but also applies to 2009

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Why corporate and social responsibility is now a "success" issue

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Shifts in public opinion wrong-footed many multinationals, now needing to prove strong commitment to responsible and ethical business practice.

Winners and losers in the values revolution.

How to make a business case for corporations doing the right thing - even if senior leaders are reluctant.

Can ethical behavior translate into profitable success?

Where should every corporation get their values from and the ultimate ethical test.

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Corporate responsibility: how to persuade business leaders

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How to make business case for increased corporate and social responsibility (CSR?).  Show your board examples of how market share has grown because of strong corporate values. Prove business case of corporate and social responsibility, by showing impact on bottom line, market share, brand strength, corporate image, war for talent, retention and recruitment.

CSR reduces risk of reputational damage. Should be part of the air we breathe. Sustainability is good example where energy savings mean extra profits while saving planet.

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Virtual Teamwork and Global Leadership

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* Virtual Teamwork is about managing people at a distance using technology.
* Virtual Teamwork can produce travel cost reductions of up to 50% with huge gains in team productivity and morale.
* Virtual Teamwork can be a high risk strategy unless corporations are committed, and requires significant investment in technology as well as in team training.
* Virtual Teamwork means maintaining close working relationships with colleagues in many different locations, without the need for as many meetings as traditionally needed.

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Discover Your Future: Key Trends and Scenarios for Growth

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Welcome to your FUTURE - select drop down menu at top of page for your topic / industry.

* 15.5 million visitors, 6 million video views, conference keynotes by Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change Ltd, ranked one of 20 most influential business thinkers alive today (Thinkers 50 2005), Futurist author of 16 books including The Future of Almost EverythingFuturewise, Building a Better Businesss and Sustainagility with 43,000 Twitter followers, 700,000 links to this site. Book Patrick Dixon for your event.

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Teams and Tribes Make it Happen. Change Management, Leadership Styles.

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Change management - leadership styles to change teams, structures, processes, organisations, businesses.

Take hold of your future: my personal story as a Futurist. Lessons from the past in trends analysis, growth strategies, leadership training, motivational speaker.

Future corporate events: motivational leadership programmes, executive...

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Dr Patrick Dixon at the World Economic Forum

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(ARCHIVE ONLY - 1997 PRESENTATION ON GLOBAL TRENDS TO 60 CEOs and CHAIRMEN OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES)

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