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First coffee store built from recycled shipping containers opens in Taiwan

Starbucks, the international coffee brand, opened its first store in Asia Pacific built from recycled shipping containers. Located in Taiwan, the 320-square-metres store was structured by 29 recycled shipping containers to complete the company’s commitment to building sustainable stores. 

Six Thinking Hats: A role-playing model to successful decision making

There is not only one way to think of a problem; you can look at it from an emotional, intuitive, and creative or risk management viewpoint. For example, people who are optimistic by nature, tend to not always consider potential downsides. Similarly, individuals who have a risk-averse outlook, might not be able to realize that new opportunities emerge. So, what is our instinctive approach to decision making?

Leadership styles at workplace

Men vs women leaders; same responsibilities, different lead styles shaping how they run their teams. Are we talking about another gender battle? And who wins?

7 tips to boost productivity at the workplace

Do you find your workdays getting out of control? The key is to work smarter, not harder. This article will walk you through 7 simple and effective strategies for increasing performance at the workplace.

First ship agent in UK joins Green Award scheme

Green Award certification scheme welcomed GAC UK as new incentive provider. Green Award provides a platform to maritime organisations and companies for promotion of the best practices and elimination of sub-standard shipping on a voluntary basis.

10 Tips for a better conversation

A conversation requires balance between talking and listening and somewhere along the way this balance is frequently lost. Stereotypical advice, such as making eye contact, smiling back or nodding may be misleading. Below are the 10 crucial tips in turning a conversation into an enjoyable experience.

The power of mentoring in shipping industry

The value of mentoring is becoming increasingly recognized in almost every industry, mostly because of the impact mentoring can have on the achievement of organizational goals. However, many of us do not really know a few key things about mentoring.

Ways of effective meetings management

Every minute spent in an unproductive meeting is a minute that wasted from individual employees’ work and, therefore, essential for creativity and efficiency of the organization. Here are some tips for meetings management.

Shipping survey reveals growth in CSR as industry embraces sustainable practices

SAFETY4SEA’s annual survey, the so called ’’Shipping CSR500 Survey’’ highlights once again the many benefits that CSR practices offer to the industry’s organizations which realize their responsibility as part of the society and their contribution to the environmental sustainability in order to move forward.

Organizational culture vitally important for sustainable shipping

The term of culture in the organizational context encompasses values and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. But, what does an ideal organizational culture look like? And, how can we embed sustainability into shipping organizations?

Poll

Does enclosed space entry need more regulation?

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