Jeff Bezos’ 3-question rule for hiring new Amazon employees—and how to answer them right

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Description: It takes a lot more than an impressive resume to land a job at Amazon. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 20, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/20/jeff-bezos-3-question-rule-for-hiring-new-amazon-employees.html Questions for discussion: What do you think these questions and answers reveal about a candidate and the firm? What other questions would you say are valuable questions to ask? What sorts of answer would… Read more »

Opinion: COVID is superspreading efficient and convenient health care

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Description: Twentieth-century health care required patients to book an appointment — well in advance — and then meet their doctor in-person at the doctor’s office or hospital. The status quo worked well for physicians, who have many demands on their time. Patients generally received good care but, it now seems, probably not in the most… Read more »

COVID-19 and Remote Work: An Update

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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The coronavirus pandemic has affected U.S. workplaces like nothing else in modern history, including high unemployment, the shuttering of businesses, and the shift of many workers to off-site, remote work. Source: Gallup.com Date: Oct 13, 2020 Link: https://news.gallup.com/poll/321800/covid-remote-work-update.aspx Questions for discussion: What does the report say about workers’ attitude toward office… Read more »

Keith Ferrazzi On Leading Without Authority – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: When I first read, Keith Ferrazzi‘s book, Never Eat Alone, something clicked. In a big way. Since then (putting aside the pandemic, which makes this activity near-impossible), I always book breakfast, lunch (and even coffee) meetings with different kinds of people. It has been one (of many) invaluable life (and work) tools that have simply worked… Read more »

Microsoft will let employees work from home half the time

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Description: Microsoft informed employees this week that they will have more flexibility to work from home, even after it’s safe to return to offices, a company spokesperson told CNBC Friday. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 09, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/09/microsoft-implements-new-hybrid-remote-work-policy.html Questions for discussion: How would you suggest management at Microsoft monitor employee output and other metrics of performance?… Read more »

New Study: How Covid-19 Is Derailing Your Employees’ Career Growth (and What to Do Next)

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Description: Nearly half of employees don’t feel like they’re getting enough training, coaching, or mentoring to advance their careers. Source: INC.com Date: Oct 09, 2020 Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/new-study-how-covid-19-is-derailing-your-employees-career-growth-and-what-to-do-next.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the gap between what employees want and what they feel they are getting? What should employers be doing about… Read more »

Yelp adds alerts for businesses accused of racism

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Description: Businesses accused of “overtly racist actions” from customers may soon see a warning on their Yelp page. The crowd-sourced review platform said it will allow customers to flag racist behavior, and it will place an alert on an establishment’s page when it “gains public attention for reports of racist conduct, such as using racist language or… Read more »

First-hand accounts of what racism looks like in Corporate Canada

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Description: Over the span of more than two-and-a-half years working on live events and music projects at Canada’s largest bank, Amara Nwogu’s dream job turned into a burden she says she could no longer bear. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/first-hand-accounts-of-what-racism-looks-like-in-corporate-canada-1.1501573 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about… Read more »

SPOS #743 – Gary Hamel On Creating Amazing Organizations

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #743 – Host: Mitch Joel. It’s hard to imagine a more recognized business thinker than Gary Hamel. He is, without question, one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has worked with leading companies across the globe, and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker…. Read more »

Enough Already: Multiple Demands Causing Women To Abandon Workforce

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Description: Here’s a stunning stat: Women are leaving the workforce at four times the rate as men. Source: NPR.org Date: Oct 02, 2020 Link: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/10/02/919517914/enough-already-multiple-demands-causing-women-to-abandon-workforce Questions for discussion: What does article say about women leaving the workforce and their reasons? Do you think this is a fair assessment of the situation? What are the managerial consequences for… Read more »