Edward Rogers’ case to turf Natale doesn’t tell the whole story

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Description: “Room for improvement” is how Edward Rogers phrased it on Oct. 18, when he made his first public comment since he tried to oust Joe Natale, the chief executive officer of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI), in late September. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 28, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/edward-rogers-case-to-turf-natale-doesn-t-tell-the-whole-story-1.1673292 Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

Why Accenture is giving VR headsets to thousands of new hires

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Description: Formula One drivers use virtual reality to simulate a race, Walmart (WMT) employees don the headsets to prepare for unruly customers, and Bank of America (BAC) workers practice sensitive financial conversations on the devices. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 20, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/why-accenture-is-giving-vr-headsets-to-thousands-of-new-hires-152631598.html Questions for discussion: What are the reasons given for using this technology? Do you think… Read more »

How an investor’s letter led to the sudden departure of Hexo’s CEO

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Description: The ousting of Sebastien St-Louis as Hexo Corp.’s chief executive officer from the pot producer he founded nearly a decade ago came shortly after an investor sent a letter to the board of directors demanding his resignation due to his poor stewarding of the company’s finances. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 20,… Read more »

Brooklyn Nets decision to bench Kyrie Irving until he’s vaccinated could cost the all-star guard $15 million

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Description: Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving won’t play for the team during the 2021-22 season as long as he remains unvaccinated against COVID-19, the team announced. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nbas-nets-will-not-allow-star-kyrie-irving-to-play-this-season-until-he-is-vaccinated-11634053039?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What are the managerial implications for this decision? What impact do you think it will have on… Read more »

Facebook Trumpets Plan To “Nudge” Teens To Stop Fixating On Instagram

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Description: Following a whistleblower’s well-documented public accusations that Facebook prioritizes money over the public good, a Facebook executive went on the Sunday news shows to announce new controls meant to better protect teens using its platforms. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367667/facebook-trumpets-plan-to-nudge-teens-to-stop-fi.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=123917&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What is FB proposing as a solution to… Read more »

Amazon will let managers decide how often employees come into the office

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Description: Amazon is giving its employees more flexibility to work from home even after its offices begin to reopen next year. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/11/amazon-to-let-managers-decide-how-often-employees-come-into-the-office.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Describe the options available to individuals and teams working at Amazon. What are the benefits and drawbacks to this sort of organization shift? What… Read more »

Apple TV+ Has Under 20M Subs In North America, Company Tells Production Union

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Description: Apple — which has never publicly revealed how many subscribers Apple TV+ has — told a production union that the streaming service, which will turn two years old on November 1, had fewer than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada as of July 1. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/367263/apple-tv-has-under-20m-subs-in-north-america-com.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readmore&utm_campaign=123778&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ… Read more »

Employees of United Airlines Are Suing Over Mandatory Vaccines. Is Your Business Next?

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Description: After making headlines with its rigorous vaccine mandate, the airline is facing several employee lawsuits. How to prepare for your own legal challenges. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 27, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/employees-of-united-airlines-are-suing-over-mandatory-vaccines-is-your-business-next.html?utm_source=incthismorning Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the law and dealing with employees who refuse to be vaccinated? What advice would… Read more »

Labour shortage or lack of decent work? What really ails Canadian restaurants

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Description: Restaurant operators across Canada are struggling to find enough staff to run their operations. This labour crisis has been highly publicized by Canadian media as a “labour shortage.” Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 28, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/labour-shortage-or-lack-of-decent-work-what-really-ails-canadian-restaurants Questions for discussion: Is there a labour shortage? Summarize what has happened to the restaurant industry and how… Read more »

Amazon says workers and applicants fired or barred during marijuana screening are now eligible for employment

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Description: Amazon is further relaxing its screening policies for marijuana, as it ramps up support for federal legislation to legalize the drug. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/amazon-will-lobby-government-to-legalize-marijuana.html Questions for discussion: Explain the decision-making followed by the firm to the present day. Why do you suppose attitudes at the firm have… Read more »