Pondering the moment

Pondering the moment…

Whilst browsing Management Today’s ’10 things we learned this week’ I was struck by how much things change in no time at all.

It wasn’t long ago that delivery by drone was a thing of the future, that it was inconceivable that MI5 would be recognised as the top LGBT employer by ‘Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers for 2016‘, that Microsoft would “…pledged to provide $1bn-worth (£700m) of cloud computing resources to organisations it considers to be working for the ‘public good’” and that London for Transport (TfL) would be taking back short train routes quoting “Handing over control of the services to TfL would allow the whole network to run more seamlessly“; something totally unexpected under a conservative government.

That said, some things don’t seem to change quickly enough, accusations that Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and VW are all implicated in an Amnesty report accusing them of “child labour…involving their supply chain in the Democratic Republic of Congo” is just unacceptable. Both Apple and Microsoft state that “…they couldn’t be sure where their cobalt actually came from”; the cobalt is used to make lithium batteries. This scenario should not be tolerated under any circumstances.

So, the world moves ever onward, in many ways positively, but in others not so.

A worthwhile ponder I feel.

I would highly recommend the MT’S weekly update. I wonder what it will be saying 10 years from now.

The MT’s 10 things we learned this week can be found at:
http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/1380597/10-things-learned-week/

Nigel stone has, over the last fifteen years, started, led, consulted and nurtured both UK and European businesses to achieve quite outstanding results.

 

 

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