Posted by & filed under Communication, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: A habit of constantly monitoring work hours is feeling more and more out of place amid a changing work environment.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Mar 10, 2022

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90728516/why-the-new-productivity-model-is-no-longer-about-watching-the-clock

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about productivity and popular thinking about work?
  • Do you agree with these sentiments?

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: After two years, giddy executives appear on the brink of welcoming their workforces back to the office, whether their employees are ready or not.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Mar 08, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/08/return-to-office-why-executives-are-eager-for-workers-to-come-back.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail

Questions for discussion:

  • Why are executives eager to get employees back in the office?
  • What are the issues related to this debate?
  • What would advise management and employees during this adjustment period?

Posted by & filed under Control, Decision Making, International Business, Leadership, Management, Strategy.

Description: Fueled by manic demand during the early days of Covid, the company spent the next two years chasing a dream of fitness dominance.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Mar 10, 2022

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-03-10/peloton-stock-drop-puts-bike-brand-on-path-to-nowhere?srnd=businessweek-v2

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the strategic planning at the firm and why it fell apart?
  • What do you think of this analysis?
  • What would you advise the firm do today?

Posted by & filed under Communication, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: The pandemic has highlighted how the nature of work is rapidly evolving away from traditional employment to a more flexible, freelance model

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Mar 11, 2022

Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/howard-levitt-the-gig-economy-is-here-to-stay-and-ontario-is-ahead-of-the-curve-in-recognizing-it

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the legal changes taking place and the nature of work?
  • Do you think these proposals are moving in the right direction from a worker’s point of view?
  • How should management respond, in your opinion?

Posted by & filed under Decision Making, International Business, Management, Strategy.

Description: A “major overhang” on Tesla’s stock has been removed after German authorities said the carmaker could start production at a new factory in Berlin, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 07, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/07/tesla-berlin-gigafactory-approval-removes-major-overhang-on-the-stock.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is so significant about this announcement for the company production plans and the marketing of the brand?
  • How do supply issues play into this analysis?
  • Would you be a buyer of the stock at this time?

Posted by & filed under Control, Decision Making, International Business, Management, Strategy.

Description: The war in Ukraine has highlighted the risks of doing business with authoritarian countries — not just Russia, but also China.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Mar 07, 2022

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/07/business/cars-russia-china-trade.html?

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about supply chains, globalized manufactuering issues and the current crisis?
  • What are the possible changes going forward, in your opinion?
  • What do you think major businesses will do?

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Translating opportunities for networking, mentoring and advancement to the virtual world isn’t easy.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Mar 03, 2022

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/business/dealbook/remote-work-careers.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the challenges facing businesses and their employees who work remotely?
  • Why is the office an important contributor to employee develomment and career advancement?

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management.

Description: Marco Polo co-founder and CEO Vlada Bortnik watches her home country under siege, both filled with fear and inspired by the strength of her people

Source: INC.com

Date: Mar 02, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/lindsay-blakely/ukraine-russia-vlada-bortnik-marco-polo.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about how Vlada Bortnik’s experiences helped shape her entrepreneurial business attitude?
  • How did they influence her development of leadership?

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy.

Description: In New York City, neighborhood stores are struggling to confront the crimes that have cascaded from the disruptions of the pandemic.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Feb 28, 2022

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/28/nyregion/new-york-stores-robberies-theft.html?

Questions for discussion:

  • What can small business owners do to mitigate the problems described in the report?
  • What are the managerial issues related to these problems as they affect employees and business operations in general?

Posted by & filed under Communication, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Women in Canada have more than regained the jobs they lost early in the pandemic, but they still face pay and career imbalances, especially in key child-rearing years, says a new report.

Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report

Date: Mar 03, 2022

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/women-s-participation-in-labour-market-rebounds-but-pay-gaps-remain-1.1732070

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the participation of women in the labour market and what businesses should do about it?
  • What do you think about this analysis and discussion?