Harvard Business Review (HBR) Arabia launched a special issue entitled "The Power of Communication" to mark the 7th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF).
The HBR Arabia special edition was distributed among attendees of an IGCF session under the rubric "The Future of Communication".
The special edition was a fruit of a partnership between the Sharjah Press Club (SPC) and Haykal Media – publisher of HBR Arabia.
The special edition's launch underlined Sharjah’s
ongoing efforts to build a knowledge-based society and economy, and bring the
latest global know-how and experience to the UAE and the greater Arab world.
The special issue featured a selection of articles by some of the world’s leading experts and researchers in the fields of management and communication.
During the session, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Qasimi said: “The launch of the special edition of Harvard Business Review Arabia is in line the efforts of Sharjah and IGCF to promote the latest know-how and best practices in government communication, enriching industry professionals with valuable insights and expert advice, which will add value to their knowledge about developments in the field of government communication and future prospects.”
Abdulsalam Haykal commented that “Haykal Media values the collaboration with visionary partners in Sharjah to bring to the Arab world this unique access to knowledge in the Arabic language.” He added that “IGCF provides a platform for key interactions on pushing the boundaries of communications, and enabling leaders and managers to use it as a strategic tool to achieve their goals, and create meaningful discussions and feedback loops among constituencies.”
Hamoud Almahmoud, Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Business Review Arabia, said: “HBR Arabia continues our long-held commitment to enhance management and leadership content in the Arabic language to enable growth and development in our region. This special edition provides research-based articles on the best practices of the new trends of communications, a pivotal area for leaders and manages both on the individual and institutional levels”.
The 96-page magazine features an outstanding collection of articles that were selected carefully from the original edition of the Harvard Business Review, published by the revered academic institution that carries the same name. It is one of the world’s most prestigious publications in management and business, and the first edition appeared in 1922.
Arabic edition also features special reports on Sharjah Press Club, Sharjah
Award for Government Communication and the American University
The articles address crucial topics like how to become an influential person and make others listen to you explain the skills that should be possessed by decision makers to deliver their messages to people with lesser expertise and experience. Other articles examine the basics of communication for the youth; how Artificial Intelligence can help government sectors to provide better services; social networking technologies; emotional intelligence and its impact on communication.