Matt Palmquist is a freelance business journalist based in Oakland, Calif.
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How Ads for Big Brands Could Benefit Rivals InsteadOctober 8, 2015 When market share is concentrated among a few companies, they advertise more. But that dynamic could actually benefit the competition.by Matt Palmquist
What Makes a Company More Likely to Protect LGBT Rights?August 13, 2015
Attracting new employees and doing right by its current workforce aren’t the only factors that lead a company to adopt LGBT-friendly HR policies.
by Matt Palmquist
How Corporations Can Slim Down with a Bottom-Up ApproachJuly 9, 2015 The streamlining of corporate operations is usually executive-led, but engaging frontline employees is crucial to genuine reform.by Matt Palmquist
What Does “Closing Time” Mean to Your Retail Business?June 30, 2015 Although supervisors profess to have stores’ closing routines under control, consumers and employees alike bemoan the lack of consistency in related management policies.by Matt Palmquist
Decentralization of the Corporate Structure Is Key for Workers with DisabilitiesJune 11, 2015 Firms can best accommodate employees with disabilities by delegating authority to their immediate supervisors and providing clear instructions in the HR manual on how to handle workers’ individual needs.by Matt Palmquist
Oops! I “Dropped” My Phone: A Consumer’s Justification for Buying New ThingsJune 4, 2015 Contrary to the popular notion that consumers care for the products they own, people are more likely to act recklessly toward certain items when a more appealing upgrade reaches the market.by Matt Palmquist
So Happy Together: The Right Kind of CollaborationMay 28, 2015 The success of projects involving several stakeholders can depend on achieving the right balance of internal and external contributions. by Matt Palmquist
For New Product Design, “Likes” Can Lead You AstrayMay 7, 2015 Your next innovation breakthrough probably won’t come from social media. by Matt Palmquist
In Customer Service, In with the New Doesn’t Mean Out with the OldApril 30, 2015
Customer service websites can help B2B firms keep their costs down, but they must invest in traditional hotlines and tech support to satisfy their neediest clients.
by Matt Palmquist
Protecting IP from 3D Printing: What Companies Need to KnowApril 2, 2015 Many companies were caught unawares by the threat of online music piracy in the 1990s. But the lessons they learned then can teach them how to deal with new technological dangers.by Matt Palmquist
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