Opinion: Coronavirus: five ways to be a better manager when working from home

Everyone is adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic. For many, working from home is the new normal and poses all sorts of new challenges. Anyone in a position of management has, overnight, lost many of the tangible aspects of doing their job – particularly the non-verbal aspects of communication and how we interact in space, in person. Here, Dr Thomas Roulet from Cambridge Judge Business School offers some advice for managers as we all adjust to new ways of working.  

Cambridge University News
March 25, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins   

Tags: coronavirus covid-19 work business

New approaches to help businesses tackle climate change

Climate change could add around 20% to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040, according to early findings from Cambridge researchers, who are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 26, 2020 | cambridge

~4 mins   

Tags: climate-change risk climate business

Women in STEM: Professor Laura Itzhaki

Professor Laura Itzhaki is a group leader in the Department of Pharmacology and a Fellow of Newnham College. Here, she tells us about forming her own spin-out company, pitching to investors and her research on the 'workhorses' of the cell. 

Cambridge University News
Jan. 23, 2020 | cambridge

~2 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem spin-out business commercialisation innovation protein

Value of manufacturing to UK economy significantly underestimated, report claims

The economic value of manufacturing to the UK is being underestimated in official statistics, potentially by as much as half, presenting significant issues for policymakers, according to a new report from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News
June 12, 2019 | cambridge

~5 mins   

Tags: manufacturing brexit industry business engineering

Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale

A recent University of Cambridge spin-out company, Paragraf, has started producing graphene – a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick – at up to eight inches (20cm) in diameter, large enough for commercial electronic devices. 

Cambridge University News
March 12, 2019 | cambridge

~3 mins   

Tags: graphene spin-out spotlight-on-advanced-materials business spotlight-on-innovation

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