- Many employees are unaware of their firm’s policy on personal social media use, which creates perceptions of unfairness when they cross the line.
- April 22, 2020 by Matt PalmquistIt isn’t mandatory for U.S. firms to report potential environmental risks, but shareholders increasingly seek the information.
- December 13, 2019 by Matt PalmquistA "stop-doing" culture frees employees from embedded routines and perspectives, which makes room for innovative thinking.
- November 14, 2019 by Matt PalmquistFirms facing pressure to add women to the board tend to increase the number of seats, not replace incumbent men — which dilutes the female directors’ power.
- October 23, 2019 by Matt PalmquistA case study shows how a small business arm can deliver real value and innovation to a multinational.
- August 23, 2019 by Matt PalmquistIt’s the sentiment, not the volume, of posts that matters.
- August 8, 2019 by Matt PalmquistCorporate social responsibility can be tricky, especially for multinationals. A new study lays out some guidance.
- June 6, 2019 by Matt PalmquistWhen a company’s ads run next to fabricated articles, its reputation suffers.
- May 2, 2019 by Matt PalmquistIn the gig economy, more companies are employing temporary workers for greater flexibility. But that strategy comes at a cost.
- March 4, 2019 by Matt PalmquistEconomists often warn that an abundance of elders will be problematic for the economy. But new research shows that such a demographic shift could be a good thing.
- January 31, 2019 by Matt PalmquistTo deter turnover, managers can watch for the behaviors that employees exhibit when they are considering leaving.
- December 21, 2018 by Matt PalmquistChristmas displays make shoppers more forgiving of employee mistakes but more judgmental of unfairness.
- November 15, 2018 by Matt PalmquistTraditional HR practices won’t suffice when firms seek to attract the sometimes quirky, and always necessary, idea people.
- October 25, 2018 by Matt PalmquistEmployees who know what their bosses earn work harder, but the opposite is true if their colleague’s paycheck is bigger.
- August 20, 2018 by Matt PalmquistA study of firms in 43 countries finds that treating employees well pays off.
- July 2, 2018 by Matt PalmquistAlthough supervisors’ humor can boost workplace morale, too many jokes or the wrong sort can leave employees feeling disengaged and more apt to break the rules.
- June 13, 2018 by Deborah UngerThe ability of a small country to field a world-class soccer team can teach businesses about the power of good management for team building.
- May 31, 2018 by Matt PalmquistEmployees often take a pay cut to participate in CSR programs, but many do so to gain career skills.
- May 9, 2018 by Matt PalmquistHigh-profile companies that frequently use consumer data are targets, and negative effects linger for years.
- April 11, 2018 by Amy EmmertPeople want more human touch in their shopping experiences, but in this increasingly digital, automated world, how can brands deliver?
- March 9, 2018 by Matt PalmquistConsumers’ bonds with brand characters are much like trusted friendships. And when that old pal gets a makeover, certain consumers will be resistant to the change.
- January 18, 2018 by Matt PalmquistFor people who put in long hours but love their jobs, a sense of fulfillment seems to offset unhealthy stress.
- October 26, 2017 by Matt PalmquistA subtle suggestion from management can positively influence employee behavior, but a heavy-handed approach is likely to backfire.
- September 27, 2017 by Matt PalmquistAlthough crowdfunding has been hailed as a brilliant new tool for edgy entrepreneurs, Internet investors tend to back safer, less groundbreaking products.
- August 24, 2017 by Matt PalmquistAs business and technology strategies become more integrated, companies need an IT manager who can watch the bottom line and communicate, as well as do the hard coding.
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