Work Smarter, Not Harder

'Work smarter, not harder' is common advice for increasing effectiveness, but how can we achieve this? In the latest SBE podcast, Professor Piet Eichholtz shares inspiring examples and practical wisdom derived from his successful career.

Keeping on Working Means Keeping on Learning

Due to the increase of Dutch state pension age since 2013, people now work longer and retire later. At the same time, it is also clear that in the past three years employers have invested less in their staff, concludes ROA’s Raymond Montizaan.

HR and the New World of Work

With COVID-19, the challenge of developing organisation resilience and sustainability is top of the leadership agenda. One important question linked to this challenge is, what role will HR play in shaping the new world of business and work?

Schools are in a Hurry to Spend ‘Corona Billions’

How can schools limit the damage and eliminate the backlog that students have incurred as a result of the corona lockdowns? Inge de Wolf advises taking a dual approach that affects the quality of education both in the short term and the long term.

The Making of the Modern Elder Marketplace

Older workers who have decided to continue working are the new focus for HR policy and management. How do we engage the older worker? How do we take advantage of their wisdom? Three emerging trends on the horizon point to promising possibilities.

Retaining a Global Mindset in the New Normal

Restrictions imposed on international travel, as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, have limited individual mobility across borders. However, a global mindset is also created by how people perceive themselves and others, despite their location.

How Do Professionals Learn?

In this short video, Therese Grohnert shares some of the key findings from her research which demonstrates how organisations can create the perfect conditions for workplace learning for sustained performance and innovation.

How do we Make Up for Learning Disadvantages?

Dutch schools have been closed for a long time due to COVID-19. It is clear that all primary school students have fallen behind in arithmetic, language and reading comprehension. Lex Borghans discusses how we can make up for learning disadvantages.

Please Don’t Revolutionise Education!

Education needs proper insight into the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis for students and better knowledge of what works if we are to eliminate adverse consequences, argues Inge de Wolf, Professor of Education Systems.

The Similarities between Playing Chess and Working from Home

The game of chess got a worldwide boost after Netflix broadcast their hit series The Queen’s Gambit in late 2020. But, what if lead character Beth Harmon would have had to face her competition via a computer screen? And what can we learn from it?