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Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Learn More about Credit Unions

When you want to start saving for the children's college fund or take out a loan for a new home or the holiday, you don't have to run to the banks right away. Another option worth considering is credit unions. This article sets out a brief history of credit unions, some of their benefits and the 5 largest in the country.

Travel & Places
by Torquay
7 years ago
Malaysia Airlines Introduces Child-Free Zones

Although quite common these days amongst legacy carriers with children, normally below the age of 12 years old, being banned from first-class cabins, Malaysia Airlines is the first to introduce a children free zone on an entire airline deck. Malaysia Airlines is to ban children from the top deck of its new Airbus A380 that will be used on its premier London (Heathrow) to Kuala Lumpur route from July 1 2012. This policy is going to be then rolled out on its Sydney - Kuala Lumpur flights from September 2012.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Major Influences on Accounting Development in 19th Century England

The major influence on the development of accounting in 19th century England was the industrial revolution, bringing about a complete change to English society. It introduced a new form of conducting business through such reforms as separation of ownership, pooling of capital and the centralisation of labour. New legislation was introdued to cope with these changes, in particular dealing with company formations and reporting, and bankruptcy and insolvency. Because of the increasing demands by managers for better information, cost accounting was developed to provide better information on labour productivity, income determination and inventory valuation.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Effective Multi-Cultural Teams in the Workplace

 

A multi-cultural team can bring significant advantages to business delivery through its ability to potentially tap-into a wider range of stakeholders, perhaps be able to bring a wider range of experiences and be able to generate a greater variety in options. As Claire Halverson and...

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Effective Project Teams in the Workplace

A very common team seen in the workplace is one set up to run a project or special activity. These teams come together for a specific purpose and for a finite time. This article, continuing on our series about effective teams in the workplace, looks at what a project team is, the problems this structure can pose and steps that can be taken to overcome them.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Effective Cross-Functional Teams in the Workplace

The forth article in our effective teams in the workplace series looks at cross-functional teams; what they are, common problems faced and steps that can be taken to make them more effective in delivering personal development and growth for the individuals and the desired outputs and outcomes for the firm.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Business Alliance Teams in the Workplace

This article looks at business alliance teams and is the fifth in our series dealing with effective teams in the workplace. We have been highlighting that although teams play such an important part in personal development and business delivery we often do not appreciate the different team structures there are. Different arrangements or delivery requirements call for different team structures and the purpose in this series has been to set out what different structures look like and how they can be made to effectively deliver in the workplace.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Personal Growth, Learning and Development in the Workplace

Although team development and encouragement is important to success in delivery in the workplace, the personal growth, learning and development of the team's individuals is critical to this. A delicate balance between both priorities is what a team leader must achieve. This article carries on our look at how individuals and teams can be more effective in the work place and provides a complementary text to our article on Effective Coaching in the Workplace.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Effective Virtual Teams in the Workplace

Carrying on from our article on Effective Leadership Teams in the Workplace, this article examines the growth area of virtual teams and the particular challenges these team structures face. In the second of our on series on effective teams in the workplace, this article highlights the key challenges of virtual teams along with steps that can be put in place to minimise or avoid these affects.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Effective Leadership Teams in the Workplace

Teams form such a critical part of business delivery these days that we just take them for granted in the way we organise our activities. And as such we treat one team grouping, its purpose, function, obstacles and steps to ensure they are effective, just as we would treat any other team. However, not all teams are the same and have very different structure and purpose. In this series of articles about teams in the workplace, I will be looking at nine different models and highlighting their functions and characteristics.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Effective Time Management in the Workplace

Effective time management in the workplace is a critical skill in both the delivery of results and the management of people and processes. There is the old saying, and I have found this very true, that work expands to fill the allotted time you give it. The time management issues covered in this article may be very familiar to you. But like many good ideas we are often not good at consistently following through with them and a "refresher" is always a good step to bringing the ideas back into our conscious minds.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Managing Change in the Workplace

Managing change in the workplace can often be a difficult process for managers. This article provides some practical advice in how to deal with managing change and in particular understanding how change impacts on people, what stages they go through personally and how you can support them through the process.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Managing Conflict in the Workplace

This article follows on from my article Managing Change in the Workplace. It provides a practical approach to resolving conflict helping you identify which style may be appropriate and hints and tips on managing a process and providing others the opportunity to develop commitment to a solution.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Effective Coaching in the Workplace

Teams play an important part in how most of us work these days and the synergy that can be gained from an effective working team is a very powerful tool for all business. A critical part of team development is the coaching role a manager plays for team members. The purpose of this article is to provide some practical advice on how to go about an effective coaching role, what the difference is between coaching and mentoring and what will effective coaching actually look like.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Team Building Exercises in the Workplace

A brief summary of team exercises that may assist in building some team engagement and communication - or at least to break the ice.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Effective Communication in the Workplace

This article will step you through this process in stating a case for why we need to ensure our communication is effective and what actions can you take to start the process towards achieving this goal. Like many things in life working on being an effective communicator is a lifelong process. However, I hope the points covered below will be useful to you and help you in this process; no matter where you are on the journey.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
The UK Social Lending Market

This is a series of articles that will provide a review of social (or peer-to-peer) lending in the UK market, but with the focus on issues and concepts applicable to all of those considering social lending as an investment vehicle. For those well down the path I hope they will provide comments on their own experiences and so help others too

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
Greece Doesn't Have a Debt Crisis

 

Every day we read about the Greek debt crisis, a country unable to find her way out of financial hole it doesn’t understand how it fell into. Despite European rescue package after rescue package the Greek government is unable to generate sufficient revenue to cover...

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
THREAT AND ERROR MANAGEMENT

The loss of flight GLX888T highlights how no accident is the result of one threat or error, but rather a chain of events. Flight GLX888T was exposed to a number of organisational and environmental threats, including the non-standard nature of the flight, inappropriate documentation, errors in maintenance, incorrect flight plan preparation, automation failure, weather conditions and non-standard phraseology.

Business & Money
by Torquay
7 years ago
AVIATION SAFETY: HUMAN FACTORS ANALYSIS

Three case studies illustrate the importance of human factors within aviation safety. The first study illustrates how a breakdown in cognitive processing leads to a degradation of situational awareness, and consequently to tunnel vision and an inability to review actions already taken. The second study demonstrates the importance of pilots protecting themselves from the human body's limitations and the need for proper use of flight instruments. While the third study highlights the importance of clear communication in maintaining safety in aviation, through building and maintaining situational awareness and protecting pilot cognitive capacity.

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