At a second after we are reevaluating the aim of enterprise, Richard Powers’s 1998 novel Achieve makes for compelling studying. Daniel Akst writes that the e book’s intertwined sagas of a long-standing manufacturing firm and the individuals residing close to its headquarters power us to reckon with the complexity of enterprise’s contribution to communities.
Serving to workers embrace change, in keeping with Adam Bryant, requires leaders to de-risk disruption by emphasizing its advantages. COVID-19 kick-started digital transformations as a result of there was no various. Discovering methods to influence folks to not default to “no” within the face of change means consciously making a “path to sure.”
The correlations hidden in huge knowledge are invaluable, however they don’t seem to be sufficient to tell all the wide-ranging and sophisticated choices that executives should make. Director of UCLA’s Cognitive Techniques Lab and Turing Award winner Judea Pearl clarifies this problem together with his ladder of causation, and in doing so, presents leaders a approach to perceive their resolution wants and consider their firm’s analytical prowess.
The daily onslaught of challenges faced by caregivers has been one of the biggest forces shaping work over the past year. Whether they are dealing with children engaged in remote online schooling or caring for loved ones ill from COVID-19 — or, in some cases, both — tens of millions of workers have been struggling to cover all of their responsibilities.
Business leaders have by and large expressed concern. And many have offered flexible schedules and extended benefits aimed at easing the burden. Still, many workers have long dealt with bosses who don’t get it. “Too many working parents and other employees with extensive caregiving responsibilities have stories of a manager who gives them an assignment at 4 pm and asks for it the next morning, or a boss who makes disparaging comments about another working parent who doesn’t seem loyal to the company,” journalist Rebecca Knight wrote in Harvard
In September 2020, Steve Hare, chief executive of Sage Group, became Glassdoor’s highest-rated CEO in the U.K. during the COVID-19 pandemic. The workplace review site cited the level of communication and employee engagement Hare and his management team maintained during the crisis. “It is the key for all of us, including me personally, to make sure that we’re all keeping connected,” Hare said recently.
This focus on connection also holds true for Sage Group’s relationships with its customers, the small and medium-sized businesses that buy or subscribe to its accounting and back-office management software, including systems for payroll, HR, and payments. At the start of the crisis, Sage began offering short-term payment holidays to help clients as they