The six things your employees want

Happy employees equal a happy workplace and improved productivity. According to a Tinyhr report, there are six things most employees wish for in the workplace. Top of the list are more effective communication from managers and improved empathy skills among supervisors. Using the survey as a springboard, an article from article advises incorporating the following into your workplace:         1. Open communication According to Raphael Crawford-Marks, Co-Founder...

Governments can help. Interview with Peter Thorner – Head of the Norwegian Mobile Association

Governments can help to shape the odds of their country in many ways. One way is by supporting entrepreneurs and industry. There are great examples of some countries getting it right. An inspiration for many is Israel, a country which in view of its size has more NASDAQ companies than any other country. So, what exactly differentiates healthy government support from lacking, and what can be done to improve the situation? Shaping The Odds spoke to Swedish born Peter Thornér – head of the Norwegia...

Norwegian stand at MWC 2015

Norway at Mobile World Congress Mobile World Congress (MWC) takes place every year in Barcelona. The largest exhibition of its kind in the world for mobile, the show has grown from its humble beginnings in 1982 to having 93,000 attendees from 2-5 March 2015. This year, the exhibition featured more than 1,900 companies and occupied 98,000 square metres of net exhibition and hospitality space across eight exhibition halls and numerous outdoor spaces. Unless you are a Cisco, a Samsung, or a Sony, i...

Team Norway visits Spain

In February, Team Norway visited various parts of Spain. The delegation – including the Ambassador of Norway for Spain and the head of Innovation Norway for Spain – first went to Malaga to build relations between Norwegian companies and the Smart City cluster in Andalucia. The tour also took in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where meetings with various Spanish governmental institutions and Norwegian companies with business on the island were held. The aim of the trip was to forge closer trade links ...

Shaping the Odds for your country

A great boost to helping shape the odds in a company’s favor can often come in the form of governmental support. Many governmental organizations invest heavily in supporting businesses from their countries with subsidized learning, R&D grants, trade missions and attending important trade fairs around the world. Here we look at what some government organizations are doing to help shape the odds for their countries’ companies and start-ups. See the articles below. Governments can help. Intervi...

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