Surprisingly – or unsurprisingly – Yahoo has announced that it will shut down its Dubai office by the end of April 2016. There have been talks of the company shutting down its Middle East operations since January 2015 when it cut its staff down by half. However, when TRENDS’ sister publication Communicate reached out to Yahoo, we…

Employee loyalty and engagement are hot topics, and for good reason. Companies want to attract and retain talented people who really dig into their work. But most employers ignore two of the most powerful tools for making that happen. Tool No. 1 is enabling employees to build real ownership in the business. Many large corporations…

With start-ups driving and defining transformation and disruptive change across industries, what is the role of larger companies? Unable to compete with startups on focus and speed, large established organisations are considering ways to integrate new disruptive innovation with their core assets. Whether this is best done through acquisition, corporate incubators and accelerators or venture…

The UAE will invest more than AED300 billion on 100 national innovation initiatives in the fields of education, health, transport, space and water. Over the weekend, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, announced the adoption of the Emirates Science, Technology and Innovation Higher Policy, designed to build…