Many leaders lack the skills needed to manage in the digital age

A study conducted by The Oxford Group (registration) claims that companies are struggling to adapt to a digital workplace as leaders lack the critical digital skills they need to transform the organisation. Whilst 96 percent of respondents said the onus is on leaders to drive the adoption of new technologies …

Tyra Banks is creating a tech-driven attraction called Modelland

Tyra Banks, the supermodel-turned-entrepreneur, has unveiled her latest venture. Dubbed Modelland, the in-person theme park-like experience will bring technology to the forefront, Banks told TechCrunch over the phone last week. “We’re very open to partnering with and having integrations with different brands that bring technology to the forefront and make …

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the workforce as we know it

It may seem like an inevitable fact of administrative positions that anyone who fills them will be subjected to a never-ending litany of repetitive tasks. Employees in these jobs often don’t receive work that engages their brains or peaks their interests. Rather than flexing their critical thinking skills, these workers …

Generations differ on what makes them happy at work but agree on flexibility

A new survey into happiness at work suggests it is viewed differently according to age. Baby boomers: aspire to have job security and think careers are defined by employers. Gen X: aspire to have a work-life balance and although are loyal to a profession will not necessarily stick with the same employer. …

NGD Studios applies 16 years of indie success to publishing with Hellbound

EXCLUSIVE: NGD Studios has been making games in Argentina for 16 years. Now it wants to help a fellow Argentinian gamemaker bring their debut effort to the market. Today, NGD announced it’s publishing Saibot Studios first game: Hellbound, a 1990s-style first-person shooter that’s a bit of an homage to Doom …

Investors and entrepreneurs need to address the mental health crisis in startups

Jake Chapman Contributor Share on Twitter Jake Chapman is a managing partner at Alpha Bridge Partners. More posts by this contributor Driving the new American century Specialization, Polymaths And The Pareto Principle In A Convergence Economy Colin Kroll, was the co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, both consumer sensations that …

This Is the Best Day to Shop at Target, According to Two Superfans

Jen Coleman and Laura Wiertzema are always at Target. Literally. It’s their job. Six years ago, the pair decided to start an Instagram dedicated to Target finds and received 10,000 followers overnight. After posting their favorite items every day, now @targetdoesitagain has nearly 900,000 followers, and brings Dallas-based Coleman, 35, …

Biophilia and nature in the corporate HQ and a post-utopian artificialised landscape

In recent years the concept of biophilia and the inclusion of greenery in the working environment has captured the media’s attention, which has depicted it as an important aspect of wellbeing in the workplace, seemingly the crucial indicator of a great office. For this reason, and beyond the superficial or …

For $5,800 per year, Chief helps women reach the C-suite

For decades, women in business have lacked the resources necessary to navigate to or sustain executive roles. Finally, venture-funded projects have emerged to fill this gap. The latest is Chief, a private network for New York-based women in senior roles in tech, retail, enterprise, finance, media and more. The company launches …

Construction and property firms call on Government to set binding environmental targets

Twenty-three of the UK’s most influential built environment businesses have signed an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking for the Environment Bill to provide the foundation for economic growth that is restorative and regenerative by design. In the letter, which was coordinated by UK Green Building Council …

PayPal shutters Malaysia office as part of customer service reorg

Payment giant PayPal has closed its office in Malaysia as part of a restructuring of its customer support teams. The office, located in capital city Kuala Lumpur, was home to a team of customer service agents that catered to PayPal users across Asian region and beyond. Now, its responsibility will …

The IRS Just Made it Easier to Save for Retirement. Here’s How to Take Advantage

Savers can put more money into their retirement accounts in 2019. The IRS announced on Thursday that under annual inflation adjustments, the agency would increase the limits on 401(k) and IRA contributions for next year. The cap on annual contributions to a traditional and Roth IRA, which hadn’t changed since …