Well, what do you know? Strip back the dirty linen of history and there they are again: the cheeky boys from the likes of Enron and WorldCom. Those corporate bedbugs of the 1990s have caused some serious itching in the business world, so much so that the shareholders are finally starting to scratch back. As corporate scandal and excess have forced the door wide open onto an era of accountability and transparency, so investors have begun to poke around inside the company, exercising their shareholder rights to do some long-overdue spring-cleaning.
Above the Clouds: A Guide to Trends Changing the Way we Work Some of us work to live. Some of us live to work. Some of us, by design or default, don't work at all. Whatever your position, as a stakeholder in today's society, there is no avoiding the complex web that is the world of work. Everyone is affected to some degree by issues such as stress and work-life balance, teleworking, offshoring, stakeholder democracy, globalisation -- the list goes on. But, as things continue to change at an ever-faster rate, what can we expect work to look like in the next five, ten, or twenty years? Above the Clouds is the result of a future studies project carried out by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), a not-for profit foundation that promotes excellence in European business. The project aimed to identify trends that will have an impact on the world of work over the coming decade.