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Visualisation for all

Visualisation tools and techniques can help Chartered Accountants unlock the value in a company’s data.By Richard Day and Alannah Comerford Excel has been the tool of choice for Chartered Accountants for the last two decades. While it has served us well so far, the capabilities of newer tools and the proliferation of data requires us… Read More Visualisation for all

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The business case for sustainability

Kate van der Merwe explains why businesses must incorporate sustainability in all financial decision-making processes in order to remain relevant. Ray Anderson, the founder of Interface, once said: “I always make the business case for sustainability. It’s so compelling. Our costs are down, not up. Our products are the best they have ever been. Our people… Read More The business case for sustainability

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How do you change an organisation’s culture?

The Institute’s new guide, a five step approach to considering organisational culture,  serves as a useful starting point for a board, or those in executive or senior management positions. By Níall Fitzgerald The Business Roundtable is a group of influential CEOs from America’s leading companies, and it recently renewed its “statement of purpose”. Having spent… Read More How do you change an organisation’s culture?

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Report the whole story

The provision of environmental reporting clearly aligns to our profession’s core values, so we can all play a role in the drive for sustainability.By Kate van der Merwe Since the 1970s, the influential Business Roundtable has exclusively represented CEOs of the most prominent US companies. In August 2019, 181 CEOs issued a new mission for the group… Read More Report the whole story

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Psychological safety at work

The most successful managers and leaders help their teams learn from mistakes in an atmosphere of respect and acceptance. By Annette Clancy Your doctor tells you that you will need to undergo major surgery for a life-threatening condition. Fortunately, you have private health insurance, which will allow you to choose the hospital in which the procedure will… Read More Psychological safety at work

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The art of work-life balance

Work-life balance can have enormous value in any organisation,  but meeting the needs of a broad spectrum of employees is more art than science.By Ed Heffernan For well over a decade now, work-life balance has been part of the conversation. The 2019 Leinster Society Salary Survey cited, perhaps unsurprisingly, that 86% of respondents said it was a… Read More The art of work-life balance