Description: New research suggests that when big companies increase wages, they drive up pay in the places where they operate — without a notable loss in jobs. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/business/economy/amazon-wage-effect.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about influences over wages? What about job losses? What should management take… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Decision Making
Description: Many people forget that job interviews are a two-way street — and that, when done right, turns into an engaging conversation between the candidate and the interviewer. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 03, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/03/interview-questions-i-wish-more-candidates-had-the-guts-to-ask-career-expert.html Questions for discussion: What does asking these questions say about the candidate? What do you think an interviewer would think about… Read more »
Description: The ultimate impact of a year of social isolation on workplace relations remains to be seen Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/executive/careers/howard-levitt-after-a-grim-year-new-set-of-workplace-challenges-await-canadians-in-post-covid-era Questions for discussion: What are the key workplace challenges cited in this article? What can be done by managers to address those challenges?
Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #764 – Host: Mitch Joel. Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. A professor in the University of Michigan’s Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships. He moved… Read more »
Description: It is not the first boycott of a company or organization and it will not be the last. But an ongoing protest against Publix Super Markets— a multi-billion dollar grocery chain with 1,200 stores in southeastern U.S.—has an interesting plot twist that created international headlines. Source: Forbes.com Date: Feb 22, 2021 Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardsegal/2021/02/22/heres-what-executives-need-to-know-before-responding-to-consumer-protests/?sh=666c0fe43c5e Questions for discussion: Summarize… Read more »
Description: Film sets are up and running, offering a safe but costly blueprint for business owners to follow. Source: Inc.com Date: Feb 23, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/return-office-tips-hollywood-covid-compliance-officer.html Questions for discussion: What does the article suggest to managers and employees? Do you think other interventions should be considered by management? How do you think the typical office… Read more »
Description: Facebook is restoring news to its platform in Australia, and has already reached a deal with one major media company, after the government agreed on Tuesday to last-minute changes to a media content payments code. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Feb 20, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/360810/facebook-drops-australian-news-ban-negotiates-pay.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121520&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What was the basis of the dispute with… Read more »
Description: BlackNorth Initiative working to address all three to create accessible, equitable opportunities in marginalized communities Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 19, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/entrepreneur/progress-on-work-wages-and-wealth-needed-to-boost-black-economic-empowerment Questions for discussion: What is the BlackNorth Initiative doing to boost economic empowerment? What else would you advise the organization and related associations, including governments?
Description: Welcome to our first-ever live podcast recording from Clubhouse (the new social audio app that is all the rage). This conversation was recorded this past Friday (February 19th, 2021). Our conversation this week is with my old friend, Jeremiah Owyang, to discuss the present and future of social audio, Clubhouse, smart audio, podcasting and beyond. Jeremiah is… Read more »
Description: The motorcoach sector has been devastated by the drop in pandemic-era travel, but there’s been little federal aid for this 3,000-company transportation industry. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 23, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-23/there-s-no-covid-bailout-for-the-bus-industry?srnd=premium Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the state of the motorcoach industry? Do you think the government should do more… Read more »