Description: Wharton’s Matthew Bidwell thinks the slew of new salary transparency laws sweeping the nation will help advance pay equity, although it may not raise salaries overall. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/ Date: Feb 07, 2023 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/podcast/wharton-business-daily-podcast/will-salary-transparency-become-standard/?utm_campaign=KatW2023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=2-8-2023&utm_content=Will_Salary_Transparency_Become_Standard Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments over salary transparency. How is greater transparency expected to influence workplace relationships? What are… Read more »
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Description: If you’re the CEO of a company that just announced it would lay off a large number employees, you probably expect your next all-company meeting to be rough. Your employees are going to have some questions, many of which won’t have easy answers. Source: INC.com Date: Feb 02, 2023 Link: https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/googles-ceo-answered-criticism-over-layoffs-at-a-heated-all-company-meeting-this-1-word-stood-out.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Inc%20-%20Top%2010.Newsletter%20-%20Inc%20-%20Top%2010%202-5-23&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGJwN0SShqig6EJGYCV-UYmpvsmCp_PlE857cgKFayjr6y7Y9I52F4EaZRHVK_318t0P-ebxNkBm6n-uZKo3VAWEzQ6hkRqz2hiog7mJ0E Questions for discussion: What was… Read more »
Description: Nelson Peltz declared his proxy fight with Disney was over Thursday after the entertainment giant unveiled a vast restructuring plan, cost cuts and 7,000 layoffs. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 09, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/09/activist-investor-nelson-peltz-declares-disney-proxy-fight-is-over-after-iger-unveils-restructuring.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the results of this settlement. How will this affect management decision-making and planning in the future?
Description: Hybrid and remote arrangements that became commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic may not be going away any time soon, but some big Canadian employers want people to clock in from their office desks more frequently. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Feb 09, 2023 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canadian-employers-face-resistance-as-they-seek-to-increase-office-days-1.1881692 Questions for discussion: What does the report say… Read more »
Description: In 1986, a New York zoning activist made a startling discovery: A newly constructed building was over a dozen floors too high. What followed was one of the strangest outcomes in the history of big-city housing. Source: TheHustle.co Date: Feb 03, 2023 Link: https://link.thehustle.co/view/6336092910af034736048108i4gus.4amh/236068f4 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the… Read more »
Description: Here’s something odd: We’re getting worse at construction. Think of the technology we have today that we didn’t in the 1970s. The new generations of power tools and computer modeling and teleconferencing and advanced machinery and prefab materials and global shipping. You’d think we could build much more, much faster, for less money, than… Read more »
Description: Wharton professors Christian Terwiesch and Ethan Mollick weigh in on ChatGPT and why the controversial software has limitless potential to improve education, business, and a range of industries. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/ Date: Jan 31, 2023 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/podcast/wharton-business-daily-podcast/chatgpt-passed-an-mba-exam-whats-next/?utm_campaign=KatW2023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=2-1-2023&utm_content=ChatGPT_Passed_an_MBA_Exam._What’s_Next Questions for discussion: Summarize the key evaluation points made about the software. What are the potential uses and… Read more »
Description: We need to reconceive managerial authority for today’s business environment — not eliminate it. Source: Sloanreview.mit.edu/ Date: Jan 25, 2023 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/rethinking-hierarchy/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=speed%20in%20decision-making&utm_campaign=Enews%20Leadership%202/2/2023 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas presented in this article. What distinguishes Mark I and Mark II authority? Do you agree with this orientation?
Description: Entrepreneurs are the individuals who spark change and innovation in the world. But first, they must make changes within themselves. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Jan 26, 2023 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/living/the-best-entrepreneurs-are-experts-at-self-improvement/442228 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas about self-improvement, as presented in this report. What do you think about the suggestions made? What would you add… Read more »
Description: Just days after stepping down as CEO of Clearco, founder Michele Romanow is still at the Toronto office every day and doesn’t have much time for extra hobbies. As she puts it, she remains “incredibly active” in the e-commerce company that went from being valued at $2 billion two years ago, to laying off… Read more »