What is the impact of a weaker Pound?

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Last updated: October 2016 What is the impact of a weaker Pound? The value of the Pound has recently suffered a sharp fall. The result of the EU referendum has largely been blamed for that. Regardless of who or what to blame, it is certain that this fall in the Pound will have a significant impact not only on the UK companies and consumers, but also on those outside the United Kingdom. The British consumers will pay higher prices for imported goods like clothes, food, petrol, electrical goods and many […]

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A Brief Introduction to Fruit and Vegetable Carving

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Last updated: September 2016 Image: www.howandwhat.net The origins of fruit and vegetable carving have long been disputed between China, Japan and Thailand. All have laid claim to this exquisite art and each have their own extensive history regarding it. During the Tang Dynasty, between the C6th and C9th in China it was believed that the Emperor Zhongzong commanded his chefs to celebrate his return to the throne with creating food of exceptional brilliance, and they produced, among other things, mythical creatures with fruit and vegetables. The Chinese claim that as […]

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What is the difference between an aim and an objective?

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Last updated: September 2016 Image: Pixabay Aims and objectives are two widely used concepts in business literature. They are sometimes used interchangeably and loosely refer to targets or goals. However, these terms are different from each other. This article will focus on the key differences between aims and objectives. Aim is usually considered a general statement, whereas ‘objectives are statements of specific outcomes that are to be achieved’ (Johnson, Scholes & Whittington, 20O6, p.209). Objectives usually follow SMART criteria, whereas this is not the case with aims. Aims are statements […]

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How to deal with workplace conflict?

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Last updated: August 2016 Conflict is something inevitable in workplace. A number of issues come up when two or more people start working together. Different personalities, differences in objectives, disagreement about work activities and so on, push people to disagreement with each other. However, regardless of what the causes of conflict are, dealing with it is one of the important managerial responsibilities. This article will focus on some techniques which can be used by managers to deal with workplace conflict. Definition of conflict ‘Conflict is disagreement between two or more […]

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