Bill Baker spent some time at the BBC’s ‘Bush House’ in London discussing this summer’s investment banking failure. The BBC wondered if part of the failure was a result of bad leadership.
Are German companies different from American businesses? German textile manufacturer Rosch has an on-site kindergarten and more than 100 different ways for their employees to structure their work-week.
Richard Gaul, the former head of communications for BMW, says that 90 percent of the success of a company is related to the skill of the workforce. That means companies must fight to win the best employees. How do companies win the war for talent?
Dr. Schwalbach says Leading With Kindness, “is extremely important. It relates to values, to responsibility, to awareness that the health of the employee is very important to the success of the firm”.
Berlin-based 4flow AG has been named one of Europe’s 2008 top employers. Listen as Bill Baker talks to Dr. Wolff about his philosophy of business and how that creates a workplace that his employees love.
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