Description: Devon Broglie is the latest figure in the Court of Master Sommeliers to be accused of an inappropriate relationship. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 06, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/06/dining/drinks/court-master-sommeliers-chairman-resigns.html Questions for discussion: How can the organization deal with this public issue in the short term? What can they do longer-term to reduce the chances of a… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Control
Description: Employers need to check in with their employees ‘or risk detrimental and long-term impacts on business performance’ Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 12, 2020 Link: https://financialpost.com/executive/executive-summary/posthaste-posthaste-nov-12-nearly-half-of-working-canadians-say-they-need-help-and-its-hurting-our-productivity Questions for discussion: What does the report say is happening to working Canadians? What should management be doing about these developments?
Description: Vogue’s September issue celebrated Black culture and contributors. But some employees say the magazine’s powerful editor fostered a workplace that sidelined women of color. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 24, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/24/business/media/anna-wintour-vogue-race.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the diversity issue at the firm and within the industry? What would you… Read more »
Description: Robotics and automation startups have seen a strong uptick in interest over the course of the pandemic. And it’s easy to see which companies have a newfound interest in automating their workforce amid a seemingly endless virus-driven shutdown. But Walmart, which has long promised to take an increasing focus on such technology, has reportedly pulled the… Read more »
Description: Source: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #745 – Host: Mitch Joel. One of the things that I miss most during these Covid times, is my breakfast meetings. Danny Iny is one of the usual suspects that I meet up with. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: Danny is a kind-hearted,… Read more »
Description: Companies with robot workers tend to have 15 per cent more human employees Source: CBC.ca Date: Nov 05, 2020 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/robot-workers-statscan-1.5786528 Questions for discussion: What does the research say about the relationship between the use of robots and human workers? Explain the changes to the roles of managers and management employment?
Description: Working from home is overrated and everyone will be back in the office before you know it. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Oct 29, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-29/brookfield-ceo-bets-work-from-home-won-t-last-when-cities-revive?srnd=premium-canada Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the future for office workplaces? Do you agree with these assessments? How should managers deal with the fast changing workplace… Read more »
Description: Amazon warehouse workers have a long history of agitating for change. But the coronavirus crisis has generated new momentum for employees to speak candidly about workplace conditions. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 24, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/24/how-amazon-prevents-unions-by-surveilling-employee-activism.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How does the report describe the attitude of Amazon management toward organization efforts to unionize? Do you… Read more »
Description: Restaurant Brands said it would modernize drive-thrus at more than 10,000 Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes outlets in North America, beginning the rollout with the chicken sandwich chain this year. Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Oct 27, 2020 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/restaurant-brands-to-modernize-drive-thru-at-10000-tim-hortons-burger-king-and-popeyes-as-profit-slumps Questions for discussion: What are the plans to revitalize sales? Do you… Read more »
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 »