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Description: Since the pandemic hit, I’ve interviewed many women who were forced out of their paying jobs to care for children at home. Many worried about their long-term career and financial prospects. Without work, one 31-year-old mother, Tommia Hayes said, “I’m worried about losing a piece of who I am.”

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Sep 01, 2021

Link: https://fortune.com/2021/09/01/is-your-job-title-your-identity/

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the relationship some people may have with work?
  • What are your thoughts on the tone of this article?
  • What lessons should readers take away?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #792 – Host: Mitch Joel. She’s known as a “tough-love” advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Juliet Funt is a keynote speaker and Founder of the efficiency training firm, Juliet Funt Group. Juliet is also the author of the newly-published book, A Minute to Think – Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, And Do Your Best Work. She is an evangelist for freeing the potential of companies by unburdening their talent from busywork, and she has brought her powerful concepts to brands like Spotify, National Geographic, Vans, Sephora, and beyond. According to Juliet: “The global workforce today is so fried that it belongs in a food booth of a county fair. We’re relentlessly behind the curve, dousing fires everywhere, and our 3 a.m. insomnia provides the only unscheduled thinking time of the day.” This pandemic hasn’t helped. Want to rethink your productivity and workflow? Enjoy the conversation…

​Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Sep 12, 2021

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-792-juliet-funt-on-beating-busyness/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights presented in the discussion.
  • What are the recommendations presented?
  • Do you agree with this line of thinking?
  • What would you advise?

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Description: Private companies are lagging behind publicly traded firms, but don’t receive the same scrutiny.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Sep 07, 2021

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/business/dealbook/board-diversity-private-companies.html

Questions for discussion:

  • How do private and public companies differ, with respect to diversity?
  • What is the explanation for this, according to the article?
  • What recommendations are provided?
  • What are your thoughts on the matter?

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Description: Any Canadian employers struggling with the labour shortage might be best served to tout the ability to achieve a healthy work-life balance on their job postings, according to a new poll.

Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/employees-talk-and-collaborate-less-when-everyone-works-from-home-study

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the current attitude toward work-life balance?
  • Do you think this shift will become a trend and more common in the future?
  • How should managers deal with this information?

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Description: Prices of goods online have now risen for an unprecedented 15 consecutive months, following what was a historical period of declines, according to a new report from Adobe Digital Insights.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/15/how-inflation-is-hitting-online-prices-of-apparel-to-furniture.html

Questions for discussion:

  • How would you explain the distribution of price changes by product categories?
  • How might this affect future consumer spending?
  • How should managers respond to this information?

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Description: Even after an 18-month pause, the show must go on. Several Broadway productions are reopening this month, a crucial step in New York City’s road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Great White Way welcomed back such fixtures as “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked” and “Chicago.”

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/with-the-reopening-of-hamilton-the-lion-king-and-other-shows-broadway-eyes-a-robust-comeback-will-that-include-high-ticket-prices-11631646349?mod=home-page

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize how the industry is trying to rebuild after the affects of the pandemic.
  • What advice would you suggest to the industry, with respect to pricing and managing future developments.

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Description: As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Sep 08, 2021

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/business/never-met-co-workers.html?smid=em-share

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about changes to workplace environments as more people return to their offices?
  • What are the special issues management should be concerned with and what should they be doing to mitigate problems?

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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — One year after U.S. workers indicated significantly less satisfaction with the physical safety conditions of their workplace, their satisfaction has rebounded to its pre-pandemic level. Workplace safety and relations with coworkers are the two job aspects that U.S. employees are most satisfied with, of 13 tracked by Gallup.

Source: Gallup.com

Date: Sep 08, 2021

Link: https://news.gallup.com/poll/354593/workers-satisfaction-job-safety-rebounds.aspx

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights presented in the research?
  • What should managers take away from this research and what should they be doing about it, if anything?

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Description: For Lo, September 11, 2001 ended with a sprint over the Brooklyn Bridge. Two decades later, it’s still motivating the doctor, chef, and entrepreneur to go his own way.

Source: INC.com

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Link: https://www.inc.com/marli-guzzetta/tom-lo-september-11-world-trade-center-spy-c-chinese.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this narrative say to you about personal character, goals and concepts of entrepreneurial success?
  • What lessons are there here for average people to learn who may never face anything like the experience Tom Lo 20 faced years ago?

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Description: Information sharing and collaboration suffer when you work from home — or when your colleague works from home

Source: FinancialPost.com – video report

Date: Sep 09, 2021

Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/employees-talk-and-collaborate-less-when-everyone-works-from-home-study

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report have to say about the impact working from home has had on employee performance?
  • What do you think management should do with this information?
  • Do you think there are strategies to mitigate the losses in employee performance?