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Gyms in England could reopen in July

Gyms in England could be open in July if lobbying by the fitness industry comes to fruition. The government had initially indicated that gyms would be unlikely to reopen before October, however, Huw Edwards, chief executive of ukactive, has told the Guardian that talks are ongoing around reopening far sooner, saying “The government has said […]

Missing your workouts during lockdown?

4th Dimension are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Purchase It Home Fitness to be able to offer a 20% discount for all your fitness and nutrition needs straight to your door. Simply log on to find your fitness needs and put in the 20% discount code PITCOPSEY20 at the checkout (for […]

COVID-19: Can employers be prosecuted if employees are exposed?

Amidst all the coronavirus headlines, some commentators have speculated that employers may be about to face prosecution if they don’t take all precautions possible to protect staff and third parties from infection. Paul Verrico, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, investigates whether that is the case. It is, of course, correct that employers in the UK owe […]

How to balance business transformation with business as usual

Future-facing projects need to be designed for speed and tolerant of failure, says corporate innovation specialist Chris Locke. This year may well be remembered as the year of the retail apocalypse, with iconic brands including Thomas Cook and Mothercare succumbing. However, it’s not just the retail sector that’s felt the pinch. Across every business segment […]

Release – Peter Copsey

Peter Copsey, flanked by his two proud brothers – Tony (Co Founder – 4D) and John (Financial Advisor – 4D) It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce that Co Founder and Director of 4th Dimension, Peter Copsey, sadly passed away on Friday 17th January after a long battle with cancer. Understandably […]

The business books leaders should be reading in summer 2019

Our list of upcoming or newly released titles explores letters on life, what it takes to build unrivalled teams and the world beyond globalisation. There’s an art to ensuring that your sporadic customers come back for the long term, as Nicholaj Siggelkow and Christian Terwiesch outline in Connected Strategy: Building Continuous Customer Relationships for Competitive Advantage (Harvard […]

How to escape the productivity rabbit hole

Want your staff to be more productive? Stop expecting them to do more in less time, says professional organiser Joshua Zerkel. Management theorist Peter Drucker famously said, “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” For businesses, the need to boost team productivity is nothing new, however, […]

How anger and worry can make you a better leader

Emotions and business historically didn’t mix, at any level. Workers were supposed to be unthinking cogs in a machine; leaders were supposed to be unfeeling hands at the tiller. Since the 1980s, thankfully, there’s been a vast body of research in neuroscience, psychology, biology and organisational behaviour, showing that emotions are actually central to the […]