John Brooker, a former Senior Vice President of Visa International who is now running his own creative organisation Yes! And… will lead a unique and highly creative interactive session aimed at managers and businesspeople on the Channel Islands.
The Innovate in Style event aims to demonstrate how a knowledge of creative style can help managers improve their own, their teams’ and their organisations’ innovation.
The event is organised by the MBA Alumni Association of the OU Business School. It will be held at the Jersey Museum on the evening of Monday May 8th 2006.
Delegates will complete their own Basadur Creative Problem Solving Inventory, learn their own preferred style of creative problem-solving and discuss how they can use this style...
Small businesses report that government regulations and paperwork has been the biggest problem facing them, with 19 per cent citing this as the biggest barrier to their growth, during 2005. Back in 1986, red tape was much further down the agenda with only eight per cent believing it was their biggest problem.
The findings are announced as the 20th anniversary of the NatWest SERTeam Quarterly Survey of Small Business in Britain is marked.
The survey is carried out by the Small Enterprise Research Team, an independent charity based at the OU Business School.
Contact Open University media relations officer Neil Coaten for more information.
Organisations working together to gain advantage through collaboration will be the focus of a forthcoming key event for managers and businesspeople.
Experts in collaborative working in partnerships and networks will present Creating Collaborative Advantage: Understanding the challenge and making it happen on:
Wednesday, March 22 (6.30pm networking and buffet for 7.15pm start)
at Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast, BT9 5PB
The event is organised by the MBA Alumni Association of the Open University Business School and supported by Invest...
Residents of closed Nuclear Cities of the Russian Federation are developing their workplace skills in an innovative programme for managers, thanks to the Open University Business School and its Russian partner organisation.
More than 20 people in Zheleznogorsk, one of the closed cities in the programme, have studied with the International Institute of Management LINK – on programmes developed and awarded by the OU Business School – with a view to switching careers in the face of a declining nuclear weapons industry. The Professional Certificate in...
OU Business School student Linda Morrison has been presented with a special commendation in the undergraduate section of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise's National Business Plan Competition.
Her idea for Thistle Images - a series of gift shops and a website that trade only in gifts and crafts made in Scotland - impressed the judges.
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Small businesses have embraced new technology such as broadband and wireless networking, according to the latest Natwest/Small Enterprise Research Team quarterly survey of small businesses. In less than two years, the proportion of small firms with a broadband ADSL connection has doubled to 56 per cent.
The Small Enterprise Research Team is based at the Open University Business School.
Contact OU media relations officer Neil Coaten - details right - for more information.
Many exempt small firms still continue to file audited accounts and their net use of accountants has increased - despite exemptions from the requirement to file audited accounts at Companies House, according to Accountancy and Auditing for Small and Medium Companies.
It is the latest report published by the Small Enterprise Research Team, which is based at the Open University Business School.
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Entrepreneurs Mike Walley and Sue Judd are using skills they developed during their studies with the Open University Business School to capitalise on the growing fascination with dinosaurs.
MBA graduate Mike and partner Sue, who holds the Business School’s Professional Certificate in Management, have launched Everything Dinosaur, which specialises in supplying dinosaur-related merchandise, toys and games.
The inspiration for the business came as Mike took a short break to the United States before he completed the final part of his MBA studies. While at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, he noticed the interest among children in a reconstruction of a fight between dinosaurs.
Open University Business School MBA graduate John Farrell has been named as a finalist in the MBA Student of the Year 2005 awards from the Association of MBAs.
Dr Farrell, the medical director for Pfizer Ireland, is the third OU Business School student in four years to have been honoured by the association.
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