Description: Companies around the world are embracing what might seem like a radical idea: a four-day workweek. Source: NPR.org Date: Feb 21, 2020 Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/807133509/enjoy-the-extra-day-off-more-bosses-give-4-day-workweek-a-try Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the results of a shorter workweek? What are the issues related to this for operations and HR decisions?
Posts Categorized: Communication
Description: Women are still disproportionately under-represented in the boardrooms of Canadian businesses but more companies are moving toward greater gender parity, says one of the few female CEOs overseeing a company today. Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 20, 2020 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-ceo-one-of-few-women-leading-tsx-listed-companies-1.5467911 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the representation of women in Canadian… Read more »
Description: Google’s head of human resources, Eileen Naughton, will step down later this year amid rising tensions between the company’s top executives and rank and file employees. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Feb 10, 2020 Link: https://fortune.com/2020/02/10/google-hr-exec-to-step-down/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues facing HR and management overall at the firm. What do these… Read more »
Description: One after the other as the morning wore on, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s most senior leaders — all men — took turns on stage describing their plan to restore its dimmed star. Much of it rests on a woman who’s being groomed to join them. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 13, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-02-13/the-woman-rising-from-goldman-trader-to-its-face-on-wall-street Questions for… Read more »
Description: ..rather than exaggerating your skills with fluffy words and phrases, best-selling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch says you should be realistic and transparent about the experience you bring to the table. This means removing common words like “seasoned,” “accomplished” and “experienced” from your resume “right this minute,” she tells CNBC Make It. Source:… Read more »
Description: Several former tech workers are releasing non-fiction accounts about their experiences in Silicon Valley and one of them says it’s largely because tech companies have fed women a story that, itself, is fictional. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 02, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/01/uncanny-valley-anna-weiner-why-women-are-souring-on-silicon-valley.html Questions for discussion: What is the narrative presented and what is the reality,… Read more »
Description: The man Justin Trudeau put in charge of repairing Canada’s ties with China acknowledged he has his work cut out for him. Source: Bloomberg,com Date: Feb 06, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-05/-chill-is-real-trudeau-s-envoy-to-china-says-of-huawei-feud Questions for discussion: What are the issues in this conflict? What conflict resolution strategies would you advise? Can this conflict be resolved without the… Read more »
Description: Sunday was advertising’s biggest night. The Super Bowl included ads from a mix of longtime and new entrants, and notably featured political ads from President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. Fox sold 30-second slots for as much as $5.6 million. Here are the Super Bowl commercials that aired. This list will be… Read more »
Description: With technology and capital rapidly increasing the pace of innovation, Christensen’s thinking is more relevant today than ever. What do we know now about the power of disruption and where it’s taking us? Source: SloanReview.mit.edu Date: Feb 04, 2020 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/an-interview-with-clayton-m-christensen/?utm_source=El1&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Chris0220 Questions for discussion: What are the important lessons directed at managers, marketers and investors? Which… Read more »
Description: With a brief explanation of why you absolutely should Source: Medium.com Date: Jan 28, 2020 Link: https://medium.com/the-difference-engine-llc/before-the-brief-how-to-do-desk-research-3032fa305ed5 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas presented to managers in this article. Using the suggestions, create a brief report about a firm or product of interest to your studies.