How to Fight Back Against the Inhumanity of Modern Work

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Description: “It is easy for me to imagine,” wrote Wendell Berry in his 2000 book, “Life Is a Miracle,” “that the next great division of the world will be between people who wish to live as creatures and people who wish to live as machines.” I quote this a lot because so many of our social… Read more »

What The Office Of The Future Can Be

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Description: The other week, I wrote about the hesitancy to return to office. The fair question to ask is: So… now what do we do about it now? ​Source: SixPixels.com Date: Oct 19, 2022 Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/articles/archives/what-the-office-of-the-future-can-be/ Questions for discussion: What does the office of the future look like to you? How should management and employees approach the… Read more »

Employers look for new ways to recruit as aging workers contribute to ongoing labour shortage

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Description: More than 300,000 Canadians have already retired in 2022, Statistics Canada says Source: CBC.ca – video report Date: Oct 18, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/aging-workforce-labour-hiring-practices-1.6619256 Questions for discussion: What does the report say is the reason for labour shortages? How is Lee Valley Tools different in its hiring practices? What else would you advise this firm… Read more »

Anti-Defamation League urges Adidas to sever ties with Ye’s Yeezy

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Description: The Anti-Defamation League is urging Adidas to sever ties with Ye, calling out his recent hateful comments in a letter to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted and Chairman Thomas Rabe. The rapper and designer, formerly known as Kanye West, has in recent weeks made several degrading remarks about Jewish people and targeted his business partners with… Read more »

ESG investing ‘can make you a better business manager,’ professor says

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Description: Columbia Business School Professor of Professional Practice and Faculty Director Bruce M. Usher joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss ESG investing, developing new ESG products, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the opportunities and challenges in the era of climate change. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/esg-investing-better-business-manager-160548866.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Want to Promote–or Hire–the Best Candidate? Follow the Rule of Skill Over Talent

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Description: Understanding the difference between talent and skill can make all the difference for promotion decisions. And for starting a small business. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 07, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/promotion-hiring-skill.html Questions for discussion: What is the difference between skill and talent? Do you agree with the analysis and recommendations made in the article? Do you… Read more »

Hockey Canada’s problems show that the government needs to regulate sport in Canada

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Description: The departure of Hockey Canada CEO Scott Smith and the resignation of the sporting body’s entire board of directors are the latest signs of the deep problems within Canadian hockey. Source: TheConversation.com Date: Oct 12, 2022 Link:https://theconversation.com/hockey-canadas-problems-show-that-the-government-needs-to-regulate-sport-in-canada-192052 Questions for discussion: Summarize the damage done and how management failed. Do you think the organization can… Read more »

The economics of Costco rotisserie chicken

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Description: Costco’s popular chickens have stayed fixed at $4.99 for more than a decade — even in the face of raging inflation. But it’s come at a cost. Source: TheHustle.com Date: Oct 08, 2022 Link: https://thehustle.co/the-economics-of-costco-rotisserie-chicken/ Questions for discussion: Why has Costco kept chicken prices fixed? How has this strategy fit with overall branding strategy?… Read more »

Can Its New Partnership With Dick’s Fix Peloton? ​

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Description: Peloton may still be on the ropes, but its just-announced arrangement with Dick’s Sporting Goods shows it can go at least a few more rounds. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/378279/can-its-new-partnership-with-dicks-fix-peloton.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readnow&utm_campaign=127772&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for discussion: How does this arrangement change management operations for the firm and marketing to potential customers? Do you think… Read more »

SPOS #846 – Dr. Ella F. Washington On Making Real Progress On Equity And Inclusion

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #846. Candid conversations about diversity, inclusion and equity are never easy. Dr. Ella F. Washington is an organizational psychologist and DEI expert with a wealth of experience through her involvement as the Founder and CEO of Ellavate Solutions, a Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s McDonough School… Read more »