57% of workers support a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine for return to office: CNBC Survey

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Description: A majority of workers (57%) in the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Happiness Survey say they would support a requirement that everyone at their workplace or office receive a Covid-19 vaccination soon after it becomes available to the public. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 18, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/18/require-covid-19-vaccine-for-work-return-heres-what-americans-say.html Questions for discussion: What does this research suggest about employees’… Read more »

How to Manage Performance Evaluations in the Work-From-Home Era

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Description: A guide for managers in assessing 2020 and looking ahead to next year. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 21, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/business/work-performance-evaluations-covid.html Questions for discussion: What are the key recommendations to managers? Do you think these make sense? What else would you suggest?

SPOS #754 – Todd Henry On Motivation And Drive

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #754 – Host: Mitch Joel. There is no doubt that when it comes to writing business books on the creative process and how it flows in business today, Todd Henry is the gold standard. He bills himself as “an arms dealer for the creative revolution,” and that’s just one of his… Read more »

Businesses likely can’t force staff to get COVID vaccine, experts warn

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Description: As the first shipments of coronavirus vaccines are injected into the arms of frontline workers across the country, important conversations have begun about how this will impact the return to work, or the continuation of work, for millions of Canadians. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Dec 30, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/businesses-likely-can-t-force-staff-to-get-covid-vaccine-experts-warn-1.1540979 Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Blunders Eroded U.S. Confidence in Early Vaccine Front-Runner

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Description: The Oxford-AstraZeneca effort held great promise to help arrest the pandemic. But a series of miscues caused it to fall behind in the U.S. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 08, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/business/covid-vaccine-oxford-astrazeneca.html Questions for discussion: How was the issue of transparency a factor in the story? Do you think either the firm or health… Read more »

Hudson’s Bay Co asks court to intervene against Ontario government’s lockdown order

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Description: Restrictions banning in-store shopping in Toronto and Peel called ‘unreasonable,’ ‘irrational’ and ‘arbitrary’ Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Dec 10, 2020 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/hudsons-bay-co-asks-court-to-intervene-against-ontario-governments-lockdown-order Questions for discussion: What are the management issues related to taking this position? How might some employees respond? What would you advise retailers during this shopping season?

U.S., States Poised to Sue Facebook for Monopoly Abuse

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Description: Facebook Inc. will soon be hit by federal and state antitrust lawsuits accusing the social media giant of abusing its dominance and thwarting competition, according to three people familiar with the matter. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Dec 07, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-07/u-s-states-poised-to-sue-facebook-for-monopoly-abuse?srnd=markets-vp Questions for discussion: What does the report say about why FB is a target of… Read more »

About 150 Cadillac dealers take GM buyouts rather than invest in EVs

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Description: DETROIT – About 150 General Motors dealers have accepted buyouts and will stop selling Cadillacs as the Detroit automaker pivots the luxury brand to lead its all-electric vehicle efforts, a person familiar with the details confirmed to CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 05, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/04/about-150-cadillac-dealers-take-gm-buyouts-rather-than-invest-in-evs.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Explain why some dealerships… Read more »

Face It: Emojis Are Vital in Business

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Description: This year’s lasting legacy may be how the remote workforce made emojis an integral part of written language. Source: INC.com Date: Nov 30, 2020 Link: https://www.inc.com/burt-helm/emojis-at-work.html Questions for discussion: Why are these symbols better tools for communication in an online work environment? How might they be considered a potential problem to management?

‘I Don’t Wear a Mask’: the TikTok Confession That Left a Nurse Unemployed

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Description: The user, who is responsible for treating cancer patients, was suspended after revealing that she does not follow health measures in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Dec 01, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/360738?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Do you think management handled this situation properly? How else could management have used this publicity… Read more »