One of the stereotypes of the business world is of organisations competing savagely, red in tooth and claw. Certainly, competition is very real. When it comes down to it, a business will usually be successful if it can meet the needs and wants of its customers more cost effectively than other businesses.
Use of complementary medicine in the NHS is increasing. For example, a survey of GPs by Sheffield University found that 49% of practices offered access to some form of complementary medicine in 2001, compared with 39% in 1995.
The first of our interviews with Dr Anita Houghton looks at the special considerations of being in the medical profession – for doctors thinking about a change of direction (inside or outside medicine).
The financial services sector encompasses organisations that deal with the management of money, including banks, investment banks, insurance companies, credit card companies and stock brokerages. Financial services are the largest market resource within the world, in terms of earnings.