Why Accenture is giving VR headsets to thousands of new hires

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Formula One drivers use virtual reality to simulate a race, Walmart (WMT) employees don the headsets to prepare for unruly customers, and Bank of America (BAC) workers practice sensitive financial conversations on the devices. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 20, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/why-accenture-is-giving-vr-headsets-to-thousands-of-new-hires-152631598.html Questions for discussion: What are the reasons given for using this technology? Do you think… Read more »

The Problems With Servant Leadership

Posted by & filed under Communication, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Organizations with a servant leadership approach are more trusted and tend to attract more long-term stakeholders. Source: Entrepreneurship.com Date: Oct 15, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/384496 Questions for discussion: What is meant by the term, servant leadership? How does it compare to other leadership styles or ways of thinking? Do you think it has practical application… Read more »

3 Business Strategy Lessons From Jeopardy! Champion Matt Amodio

Posted by & filed under Decision Making, Management, Strategy.

Description: Create more value for customers by arraying your strengths against your rivals’ weaknesses Source: INC.com Date: Oct 20, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-business-strategy-lessons-from-jeopardy-champion-matt-amodio.html Questions for discussion: Describe the strategy. Do you think this has practical implications in business and management?

How an investor’s letter led to the sudden departure of Hexo’s CEO

Posted by & filed under Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management.

Description: The ousting of Sebastien St-Louis as Hexo Corp.’s chief executive officer from the pot producer he founded nearly a decade ago came shortly after an investor sent a letter to the board of directors demanding his resignation due to his poor stewarding of the company’s finances. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 20,… Read more »

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ success opens doors for competition to take advantage of cheaper global production costs

Posted by & filed under Decision Making, International Business, Management, Strategy.

Description: In the streaming wars, one company’s hit is another company’s failure. Netflix’s “Squid Game” is an exception. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 16, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/16/netflixs-squid-game-success-shines-light-on-international-discounts.html Questions for discussion: What is happening in the global marketplace of entertainment production? Why is it so critical that the product appeal to an American audience? What… Read more »

David Schonthal On Innovation And New Ideas – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

Posted by & filed under Communication, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, International Business, Leadership, Management, Strategy.

Description: David Schonthal is a Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches courses in new venture creation, design thinking, business acquisition, healthcare entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and creativity. He also serves as the Faculty Director of Kellogg’s Zell Fellows Program, a selective venture accelerator program designed to help student entrepreneurs. Outside… Read more »

Brooklyn Nets decision to bench Kyrie Irving until he’s vaccinated could cost the all-star guard $15 million

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving won’t play for the team during the 2021-22 season as long as he remains unvaccinated against COVID-19, the team announced. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nbas-nets-will-not-allow-star-kyrie-irving-to-play-this-season-until-he-is-vaccinated-11634053039?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What are the managerial implications for this decision? What impact do you think it will have on… Read more »

Facebook Trumpets Plan To “Nudge” Teens To Stop Fixating On Instagram

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, International Business, Leadership, Management, Strategy.

Description: Following a whistleblower’s well-documented public accusations that Facebook prioritizes money over the public good, a Facebook executive went on the Sunday news shows to announce new controls meant to better protect teens using its platforms. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367667/facebook-trumpets-plan-to-nudge-teens-to-stop-fi.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=123917&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What is FB proposing as a solution to… Read more »

Amazon will let managers decide how often employees come into the office

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Amazon is giving its employees more flexibility to work from home even after its offices begin to reopen next year. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/11/amazon-to-let-managers-decide-how-often-employees-come-into-the-office.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Describe the options available to individuals and teams working at Amazon. What are the benefits and drawbacks to this sort of organization shift? What… Read more »

SPOS #796 – Indira Samarasekera On Leadership And Nerve

Posted by & filed under Communication, Leadership, Management.

Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #796 – Host: Mitch Joel. Internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading engineers, Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera has led an amazing career. Indira has been awarded the E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship, the Peter Lougheed award for leadership in public policy and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She… Read more »