Telemedicine

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Description: When the coronavirus hit, medical practitioners started ramping up their virtual offerings – notably appointments via videoconferencing apps such as FaceTime and Zoom – as a way to continue caring for patients and keep their businesses alive. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Sep 12, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/quicktake/telemedicine?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about… Read more »

Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

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Description: Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 05, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/05/technology/parents-time-off-backlash.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about how employees reacted to these new policies? How should management deal with this reaction, in your… Read more »

4 Strategies to Build Business Resilience Before the Next Disruption

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Description: If the pandemic has taught business leaders anything, it’s this: The question isn’t if the next crisis will come, but when. Source: Gallup.com Date: Aug 05, 2020 Link: https://www.gallup.com/workplace/316325/strategies-build-business-resilience-next-disruption.aspx Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the current disruption taking place? What does the report recommend to management?

Op-ed: The hyperloop will revolutionize transportation in the post-coronavirus world

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Description: Even though hyperloop capsules can reach speeds of 760 miles per hour, on a practical level, this transportation sector appears to be stalled. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/02/hyperloop-will-revolutionize-transportation-in-post-coronavirus-world.html Questions for discussion: How would hyperloop disrupt the transportation industry of today? What are the advantages to the consumer and… Read more »

Howard Levitt: Why employees can’t refuse to return to work because they fear an unsafe workplace

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Description: An employee cannot refuse to return to work because they lack confidence in the employer’s measures or believe that leaving their home or taking public transit is unsafe. Nor can they necessarily refuse to return to work because they are older or believe they bear a special risk because of their or their family’s… Read more »

These restaurant chains are unveiling new designs inspired by the pandemic

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Description: The coronavirus pandemic is spurring on a growing number of restaurant chains to build restaurants with new bells and whistles focused on convenience and safety. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 04, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/05/restaurant-chains-are-unveiling-new-designs-inspired-by-the-pandemic.html Questions for discussion: How have these restaurant chains responded to the coronavirus pandemic? Do you think these are good decisions? What else would… Read more »

Crisis Management: Walmart+ ‘not aggressive enough’ to take on Amazon

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 Description: Yahoo Finance Canada’s Alicja Siekierska and strategy expert Mark Satov discuss Walmart’s new membership service and how it will stack up against Amazon Prime. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/crisis-management-walmart-not-aggressive-194154877.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about Walmart’s effort to launch a competing plan against Amazon Prime?… Read more »

What we’ve learned about how remote work is changing us

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Description: Arianna Huffington says that a series of clear stages of working from home are being revealed, and they include a great deal of stress and require strategies for workers and leaders to overcome them. Source: CNBC.com Date: Apr 09, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/09/heres-what-we-know-about-how-remote-work-changes-us.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does the article say about how employees are… Read more »

How to Establish Marketing Authority in a Niche Industry

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Description: You’ve got to stay focused on a single market until you prove loyalty and expertise. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Apr 08, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/348002?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: What does the article say about focusing resources and building out from your niche? Do you have any objections to the advice presented? Do you think the advice… Read more »

How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

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Description: (Reuters) – The managers at Green Circuits — a small Silicon Valley electronics factory — thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to shut almost three weeks ago. Source: Reuters.com Date: Apr 5, 2020 Link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-factory-staffing/how-one-silicon-valley-factory-keeps-running-in-the-age-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN21N0DG Questions for discussion: How did the firm adapt to the… Read more »