Description: Nelson Peltz declared his proxy fight with Disney was over Thursday after the entertainment giant unveiled a vast restructuring plan, cost cuts and 7,000 layoffs. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 09, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/09/activist-investor-nelson-peltz-declares-disney-proxy-fight-is-over-after-iger-unveils-restructuring.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the results of this settlement. How will this affect management decision-making and planning in the future?
Posts Categorized: Communication
Canadian employers face ‘resistance’ as they seek to increase office days
Description: Hybrid and remote arrangements that became commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic may not be going away any time soon, but some big Canadian employers want people to clock in from their office desks more frequently. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Feb 09, 2023 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canadian-employers-face-resistance-as-they-seek-to-increase-office-days-1.1881692 Questions for discussion: What does the report say… Read more »
The Great Construction Mystery
Description: Here’s something odd: We’re getting worse at construction. Think of the technology we have today that we didn’t in the 1970s. The new generations of power tools and computer modeling and teleconferencing and advanced machinery and prefab materials and global shipping. You’d think we could build much more, much faster, for less money, than… Read more »
ChatGPT Passed an MBA Exam. What’s Next?
Description: Wharton professors Christian Terwiesch and Ethan Mollick weigh in on ChatGPT and why the controversial software has limitless potential to improve education, business, and a range of industries. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/ Date: Jan 31, 2023 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/podcast/wharton-business-daily-podcast/chatgpt-passed-an-mba-exam-whats-next/?utm_campaign=KatW2023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=2-1-2023&utm_content=ChatGPT_Passed_an_MBA_Exam._What’s_Next Questions for discussion: Summarize the key evaluation points made about the software. What are the potential uses and… Read more »
Description: We need to reconceive managerial authority for today’s business environment — not eliminate it. Source: Sloanreview.mit.edu/ Date: Jan 25, 2023 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/rethinking-hierarchy/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=speed%20in%20decision-making&utm_campaign=Enews%20Leadership%202/2/2023 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas presented in this article. What distinguishes Mark I and Mark II authority? Do you agree with this orientation?
The Best Entrepreneurs Are Experts at Self-Improvement. Here’s How to Master That Skill.
Description: Entrepreneurs are the individuals who spark change and innovation in the world. But first, they must make changes within themselves. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Jan 26, 2023 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/living/the-best-entrepreneurs-are-experts-at-self-improvement/442228 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas about self-improvement, as presented in this report. What do you think about the suggestions made? What would you add… Read more »
Michele Romanow strives to ‘show up and take responsibility’ after Clearco layoffs
Description: Just days after stepping down as CEO of Clearco, founder Michele Romanow is still at the Toronto office every day and doesn’t have much time for extra hobbies. As she puts it, she remains “incredibly active” in the e-commerce company that went from being valued at $2 billion two years ago, to laying off… Read more »
How to Use Neuroscience to Build Team Chemistry
Description: Nano Tools for Leaders® — a collaboration between Wharton Executive Education and Wharton’s Center for Leadership and Change Management — are fast, effective tools that you can learn and start using in less than 15 minutes, with the potential to significantly impact your success. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/ Date: Jan 12, 2023 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-to-use-neuroscience-to-build-team-chemistry/?utm_campaign=KatW2023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=1-25-2023&utm_content=How_to_Use_Neuroscience_to_Build_Team_Chemistry Questions for discussion: What is meant by “shared… Read more »
Five Ways to Improve Communication in Virtual Teams
Description: As collaborative technologies proliferate, it is tempting to assume that more sophisticated tools will engender more effective virtual communication. However, our study of globally dispersed teams in a major multinational organization revealed that performance depends on how people use these technologies, not on the technologies themselves. Source: Sloanreview.mit.edu/ Date: Jun 13, 2018 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/five-ways-to-improve-communication-in-virtual-teams/ Questions… Read more »
The Era of Happy Tech Workers Is Over
Description: Silicon Valley as we know it — with its radically transparent company cultures, empowered employees, flat hierarchies and rarefied perks like nap pods and free food — is quickly disappearing. And it’s unlikely to return. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/opinion/tech-layoffs-meta-amazon-silicon-valley.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: Summarize the changes taking place in the tech-workplace, as described… Read more »