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THE BOTTOM LINE
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The Bottom Line
Saturday 5.30-6.00pm
The Bottom Line
Insight into business from the people at the top
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09 June 2007
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Evan Davis
This week we’re discussing PC use and perks.
Dull-looking plastic boxes have transformed the way we work, but there have been downsides along with the greater efficiency provided by computers. We seem to be tethered to our PCs, obsessed with our PDAs, and helpless if the network goes down.

On this week’s programme we talk – yes talk, not text or email – about ways around technology’s problems, and we also find out what computers will do for us 20 years from now.

Also this week, the subject of perks.

Company cars and health-care plans used to be key parts of the traditional bonus package, but our guests this week have a different view of what entices today’s workers.

We’ll find out how companies give out extras and even why some employees wouldn’t swap their perks for higher pay.

Guests this week:

Giles Daubeney
Chief Operating Officer, Robert Walters PLC

Philip Green
Chief Executive Officer, United Utilities

Trudy Norris-Grey
Managing Director, Sun Microsystems UK
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The Bottom Line cuts through the confusion of modern life to find out what's really important to consumers and businesses: the gimmicks, the people, the products - and the relationships.
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