May 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Wasat resumes publishing Help by sharing this information Organisation The opposition newspaper Al-Wasat announced that its board had reversed its decision to close and intended to continue publishing. Closed by the information ministry on 3 May for allegedly disseminating false information that undermined the country’s international image and reputation, it was allowed to resume publishing the next day but three of its most senior journalists – editor Mansour Al-Jamari, managing editor Walid Nouihid and local news editor Aqil Mirza – were forced to resign. Several of its journalists were also arrested (http://en.rsf.org/bahraini-and-syrian-authorities-04-04-2011,39946.html). News RSF_en
In a theatrical and highly individual keynote speech, Jonas Ridderstrale,author of the best-selling Funky Business, called on HR directors to lead aworkplace revolution. He warned that all sources of competitive advantage can only bring temporarysuccess and that HR needed to respond to sweeping changes in the economy andsociety as a whole. He argued that HR should champion emotions in the workplace. “Forgetabout your core competencies and focus on your core compassions,” he said.”Why shouldn’t you be able to love your company. If you can love a pet youshould be able to love your employer.” Other themes were the challenges of managing talent, the need to find newways to motivate staff, the end of employee loyalty and the need fororganisations to exploit temporary monopolies – he cited Microsoft as a companythat had succeeded in capitalising in this way. He told delegates to look beyond MBAs which he described as an acronym for”mediocre but arrogant” and pointed out that all MBAs used the samemanagement books and therefore offered no route to competitive advantage. Brandishing a Viagra pill in one hand and a Prozac pill in the other, hesaid that delegates who failed to rise to the challenge of a changing businessworld would only find fulfilment in artificial solutions. Previous Article Next Article Four-letter word that can inspire HROn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.