Business skills for the 21st century

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This new student textbook draws authoritatively on a wide range of actionable, conceptual, practical, case and visual material to help develop vital business skills for the 21st century within the organizational and societal contexts of problem-solving, identifying opportunities and finding solutions. Skills and competencies covered include: communication; co-operation; creative/critical thinking; and data-driven decision-making. These are essential skills needed in workplace and social environments that are increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). They are integral to solving not just business problems but largescale societal challenges including global injustices and sustainability, and the author draws accordingly on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout the text to help emphasise and impart the role of business skills in balancing prosperity and purpose. Includes short videos from the author to provide overviews of each chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages392
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2024


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