Business incubators are often on the radars of new businesses with no prior or current affiliation with any other business ventures. But despite its potential for broader applications, the incubator concept is often overlooked by fledgling subsidiaries or associated businesses of well-established entities.
More and more we’re seeing the modern workplace make the shift from a traditional, individualized office space design to something more open-concept and collaborative. Take a moment to Google a few innovative or up-and-coming companies in the communication or technology spheres. It’s very likely that one or more of these companies will offer a virtual tour of their office space for potential candidates, using words like “fun”, “innovative”, and “collaborative” to describe the working environment.
Workplace diversity efforts often focus on employees' gender, race and ability. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants wants to broaden employers' horizons and help them see the larger picture of diversity. "The concept of diversity encompasses factors including age, culture, personality, skill, training, educational background and life experience. The influence of a variety of perspectives and viewpoints can contribute to flexibility and creativity within organizations, which can help them thrive in a complex and competitive global economy."
Is she suggesting organizations hire unskilled and inexperienced workers with poor personalities? Probably not.
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