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66 PCB007 MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2020 where the employer does not fulfill promises, and the now-employee overexaggerated their experience. Training Is Not Only Valid for New Colleagues Regardless of the reason why training is re- quired, the act of educating human capital is essential for any company to remain compet- itive. As a leader, one is responsible for un- derstanding the competence matrix for cur- rent and future demands of the company and the training required by existing and new col- leagues to fulfill those demands. This theo- retical approach might sound simple, but it is quite challenging and requires constant moni- toring of the entire business flow of the com- pany on an internal and external level. Once the competence matrix has been es- tablished, it is a case of addressing the cor- rect resources and implementing the training. As long as it is analyzed and linked to the com- pany as described previously, the implementa- tion should be the lesser challenge. Leadership Strategies: Buzzwords or Business? The company should have a continuous fo- cus on aligning the competence matrix with the strategic development of the company and consequently securing the process from staff- ing to training. There are numerous leadership strategies in the corporate world. Most con- tain fancy buzzwords and sound impressive, but in the end, it's all about being a good hu- man being, showing respect, focusing on in- cluding people, leading by example, and cre- ating a good atmosphere with clear mandates, goals, and objectives. That is what we aim for and what we want all our new and existing colleagues to feel. PCB007 Didrik Bech is the CEO of Elmatica. To read past columns or contact The PCB Norsemen, click here. the development of perovskite-inspired materials, which are instead based on safer elements like bismuth and an- timony. "The materials can turn light into electricity with an ef- ficiency already in the range of commercial technologies," said co-author Dr Robert Hoye from Imperial College Lon- don. "We have also already identified several possible im- provements, which would allow these materials to sur- pass the performance of current indoor photovoltaic tech- nologies." Though more environmentally friendly, these perovskite- inspired materials are not as efficient at absorbing sun- light. However, the team found that the materials are much more effective at absorbing indoor light, with efficiencies that are promising for commercial applications. The power provided by these materials under indoor illumination is al- ready sufficient to operate electronic circuits. This research was funded by EPSRC and National Natu- ral Science Foundation of China. (University of Cambridge) Researchers from the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Soochow University in China have dis- covered that new green materials currently being devel- oped for next-generation solar panels could be useful for indoor light harvesting. They report their findings in Ad- vanced Energy Materials. The team investigated perovskite-inspired materials. Al- though perovskites are cheaper to make than tradition- al silicon-based solar panels and deliver similar efficien- cy, perovskites contain toxic lead substances. This drove New Green Materials Could Power Smart Devices Using Ambient Light

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