Small Businesses Unite to Push Vaccinations

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Description: Vaccines are crucial for returning to business as usual. Employers are eager to help. Source: INC.com Date: Apr 07, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/mary-yang/small-businesses-vaccine-leaders-pledge.html ​Questions for discussion: What are the managerial issues related to participation in this initiative? How would you advise management to promote vaccination within their organization while dealing with expected rejection by some… Read more »

Jeff Bezos Is Taunting Politicians. Will They Take the Bait?

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Description: A labor battle in Alabama is a referendum on Amazon’s strategy. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 3, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/opinion/bezos-politicians-tech-regulations.html Questions for discussion: According to the article, what is the strategy being followed by Jeff Bezos and other tech firms? Do you think the labor movement will gain momentum from developments in this industry? What… Read more »

Populists are threatening Europe’s independent public broadcasters

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Description: If you can’t take them over, defund them Source: Economist.com Date: Apr 6, 2021 Link: https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/04/06/populists-are-threatening-europes-independent-public-broadcasters?utm_campaign=the-economist-today&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud&utm_term=2021-04-06&utm_content=article-image-2&etear=nl_today_2 Questions for discussion: What are the challenges facing these broadcasters and their management? What advice would you suggest to governments and the public? What would public defunding by governments do to the situation?

Google is accelerating partial reopening of offices and putting limits on future of remote work

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Description: Google, one of the first major U.S. companies to send employees home last year because of the coronavirus, is setting new remote work guidelines as it speeds up plans to get staffers back to the office. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/google-speeds-partial-office-reopening-and-puts-limits-on-remote-work.html ​Questions for discussion: Why do you suppose… Read more »

Canadian Tire ranked most reputable company in commerce during year of upheaval

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Description: Canadian Tire is the most reputable company in Canadian commerce, according to a report released today by Léger Marketing Inc. that offers a snapshot of how the pandemic has affected Canadians’ perceptions of certain companies and sectors. ​Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 24, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/canadian-tire-ranked-most-reputable-company-in-commerce-during-year-of-upheaval Questions for discussion: What does the report say about… Read more »

H&M blasted on Chinese social media for pulling Xinjiang cotton

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Description: Chinese net users have called for a boycott of Hennes & Mauritz AB because it won’t use cotton from Xinjiang, thrusting the world’s second-largest clothing retailer into the Asian nation’s human rights controversy. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 24, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/h-m-blasted-on-chinese-social-media-for-pulling-xinjiang-cotton-1.1581583 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues involved in this report…. Read more »

‘This is a low-cost peoples’ vaccine:’ Expert on India’s Biological E vaccine

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Description: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is getting lots of help both at home and abroad to get its COVID-19 jab out to the masses. In the U.S., Merck (MRK) stepped up to begin the process this month, while in Europe, Sanofi (SNY) has offered to help fill and finish vials. And in India, J&J has… Read more »

Already Diverse And Inclusive, ‘Sesame Street’ Names Exec To Make Sure

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Description: Sesame Street” is making every effort to ensure that the Muppets don’t offend anyone. It’s all about diversity, inclusion and equity these days, isn’t it? They are the new buzzwords of corporate America, and no less so in our sprawling entertainment industries. “DEI” is the shorthand for these new concerns. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Mar… Read more »

Toyota, Honda cut North America production amid supply chain woes

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Description: Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. announced on Wednesday new North American production cuts, citing supply chain issues that have wreaked havoc with the auto industry. ​Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 19, 2021 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/honda-toyota-production-cut-1.5954648 Questions for discussion: What does the report suggest is the nature of global supply management problems and their… Read more »

Global Business Ethics Survey® Report. The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace: A Look at Global Trends 

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Description:  Global Business Ethics Survey® Report. The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace: A Look at Global Trends Source: Ethics.org Date: Mar 09, 2021 Link: https://www.ethics.org/global-business-ethics-survey/ Questions for discussion: Review and summarize the key results presented in the report. What do you believe are the important take-aways for managers?