Monthly Archives: October 2002

Design-o-rama

Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová Photo by: Věroslav Sixt The first week of October will see an increased concentration of top design in our city. In one event after another, studios and showrooms will vie for a new generation of clients. THE MOST significant studios and galleries in Prague are entering the autumn season with the…

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Colorful tension

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: Hana Hamplová Not a single room in the Avenir offices in Vršovice is without its omnipresent white logo upon a loud red background. The interior is a mix of billboards in contrasting colors, revealing the focus of the company. The offices are dominated by green walls and columns finished…

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Training reimbursement

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: Věroslav Sixt The capital of know-how is highly valued in the labor market. New employees or staff targeted for promotion typically need not be concerned about specialized education and training, as many firms send prospective employees on costly short-term attachments abroad. Of course these firms want assurance that the…

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Build the trust first

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Věroslav Sixt A medium-sized company with decreasing sales and high staff turnover was looking for a quick fix. After assessing their predicament, I realized that as a result of a changed corporate strategy, the staff had completely distanced themselves from the management, and neither side trusted the other. My…

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Promo ting women within the ranks

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Jan Vágner Ľubica Hroncová Manager for internal communication Unilever Unilever has a clear principle behind recruitment process of individuals – to ensure that wherever we work, we access the best people – men and women regardless of background, religion, ethnic origin, nationality or sexual orientation. Merit is not about…

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Jiří Tutter: A split-personality boss

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: René Jakl Forms of protest common to Greenpeace members often involve risk to their own bodies. The head of the Czech branch of this radical organization outlines how to manage a team of such people. Greenpeace is a well-known international ecological organization with a wide range of activities throughout the…

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2003 Car novelties arrive in style

Written by: Jan Tuček The 2003 automotive year has begun in Paris at the Mondial de l’Automobile autoshow. It looks as if manufacturers have bidden farewell to conventions in the fight for customers, and are offering novelties to stave off the automotive run-of-the-mill? Dream fulfilled Citroen’s designers have fulfilled an old dream of motorists with…

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ISSUE #84

Written by: John Letzing Lighten the load IBM strips considerable weight from its ThinkPad notebook series with the X30. Weighing in at 1.6 kg, it’s capable of stretching battery life to eight hours if equipped with an optional second battery that attaches to the bottom of the unit. Available for CZK 78,270. New tune box…

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Online business in bloom

Written by: Martin Zika Did you remember at the last moment that your business partner is celebrating a special occasion? Do you have too little free time to go off shopping for a small gift? No need for despair – there are plenty of Czech websites through which you can buy a present or flowers,…

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New age panelstory

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo by: Petr Poliak Jaroslav Kalenda During its existence, Canaba has built over a thousand prefabricated, customized houses. As well as receiving many prestigious awards, the firm has become one of the market’s most significant players. THE CURRENT success of the Canaba development company was in fact spurred on by the…

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