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  • Aneeta Rattan confronts bias in the workplace
    by by Laura W. Geller on April 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

    In this Young Profs interview, London Business School professor Aneeta Rattan discusses her research on bias, mindsets, and how to promote inclusivity and belonging in the workplace.

  • The secret recipe for organizational culture is no recipe
    by by Eric J. McNulty on April 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Culture emerges from a variety of ingredients within your organization, and cookie-cutter approaches won't get it right.

  • Giving CFOs more power in the marketing ecosystem
    by by Derek Baker, Ravi Patel, and Alison Lisnow on April 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

    In the digital marketing industry, only about 25 cents of every dollar spent results in the placement of an ad seen by a human. Derek Baker, Ravi Patel, and Alison Lisnow of PwC suggest that chief financial officers are well positioned to help their organization make the most of its ad spending.

  • Sustainability and digitization hold the key to long-term value for family businesses
    by by Peter Englisch on April 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Family businesses have shown resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic, but PwC's 10th Family Business Survey shows they have significant blind spots that threaten their future success. They are not making environmental, social, and governance issues a priority, and they are behind the curve on digital transformation.

  • The challenges of the seriously successful 1940s businesswoman
    by by Daniel Akst on April 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The 1943 novel In Bed We Cry, which tells the story of the fictional cosmetics titan Devon Elliott, highlights the enduring challenges women face as business leaders.

  • Expansionists, brokers, and conveners
    by by Theodore Kinni on March 31, 2021 at 5:00 am

    In Social Chemistry, organizational behavior professor Marissa King delivers a wide-ranging primer on personal networking and connecting with other people. The book explores the whys and wherefores of three common network styles and structures: expansionists with large loosely connected networks; brokers, who ferry information between unconnected people and networks; and conveners, who have dense networks of interconnected contacts.

  • The power of power consciousness
    by by Josh Levs on March 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

    There are many different types of power that influence the way people relate to one another in the workplace. Josh Levs writes that businesses must strive to build a greater sense of power consciousness in their organizations.

  • Mutual respect
    by by Mike Jakeman on March 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

    In her new book, Mutualism, Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz urges people to rely less on government and more on a powerful cooperative spirit. Mutual organizations with a purpose and a sustainable and independent way of generating revenue, she argues, can deliver benefits and aid to workers more effectively than government can.

  • The cyborg behind the sales counter
    by by Matt Palmquist on March 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Cyborgs -- people whose abilities have been augmented by technology -- are already becoming part of the consumer experience. This latest research suggests consumers will be put off if companies don't carefully consider the ethical considerations when they deploy superhuman customer-facing staff.

  • Women's sports face a post-pandemic reinvention
    by by Ben Lyttleton on March 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Women have been hit harder by the pandemic across all areas of life, including in professional sports, where they will need to fight for equality to survive, writes Ben Lyttleton. Though some sports give equal prize money to women, equal pay would be better.

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