Why ethics are important in business

Stories about underpaid staff in several Australian franchises, not to mention allegations that Australia biggest bank has aided and abetted criminal syndicates to launder ill-gotten gains, often leave us shaking our heads. Why do people do it? How can they get away with it? How can we trust institutions and businesses?

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Collaboration: a key competency for future businesses

Project management is becoming an increasingly critical component of business operations. It requires the right people with the right skills to deliver projects on-time, on-budget, while meeting performance objectives. Southern Cross academic, David Noble discusses the need for ‘collaborative competency’ within businesses of all sizes.
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How to start your online Masters in project management

So, you’re an experienced project manager and you’ve been thinking about formalising that experience with a Masters for a while, but it just never seems to be the right time. You make enquiries between projects, and you’re keen to sign up, but another project lands on your desk and you know it’s going to be more 60-hour weeks.

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Manage conflicts through smart management

Though we try our best to avoid conflict, sometimes it feels inevitable – especially in the world of project management. Thankfully, there are practical ways to avoid common clashes that can occur during projects. The perfect place to start is by tackling one of the greatest sources of conflict: resource management.

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Five project management tools compared

With an overwhelming catalogue of project management tools on the market, how can you find the best one for you? Ideally, you should look for features and benefits that will complement the specific needs of your company the most, while weighing up which cons (because every project management software has them) will concern you the least.

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