Companies used to avoid political issues at any cost. But knowing when—and how—to speak out is becoming a core skill for business leaders.
As the chaos and uncertainty of Brexit continues, the impact on UK business is starting to bite.
Industry’s strategy of abstention and neutrality has materialised into a freeze on spending and hiring, and economists warn of the increasing risk of recession. The government has warned that leaving the European Union without a deal could lead to delays at ports, food price hikes and disruption to medicine supplies.
Any deal that might be successfully negotiated with the EU and approved by Parliament is likely to cause significant economic harm to UK industry, not least because it would put the country in a far worse relationship with its
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Paul Randolph, barrister, professional mediator and expert in the psychological traits of conflict, examines the mindset of those who become entrenched in damaging boardroom disputes, and offers his expert tips on how to resolve matters quickly.