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As Jobs Are Automated, Will Men and Women Be Affected Equally?

Harvard business - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 08:00

The outlook is mixed.

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Using Remote Monitoring to Reduce Hospital Visits for Cancer Patients

Harvard business - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:00

A pilot at Memorial Sloan Kettering shows promising early results.

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Your Employees Have All the Creativity You Need. Let Them Prove It.

Harvard business - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 06:05

If people aren’t sharing good ideas, the problem might be you.

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LeadershipNow 140: October 2019 Compilation

Leadershipnow - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:05

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2019 that you don't want to miss:

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Heavy Workloads

Harvard business - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:57

Do you or your team have way too much to do? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Amy Jen Su, an executive coach and author. They talk through what to do when you’re struggling to get things done at a new job, a coworker is stressed about their work, or you and your team disagree about whether they’re overworked.

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Attractive People Get Unfair Advantages at Work. AI Can Help.

Harvard business - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 09:00

Algorithms can make sure decisions are about performance rather than looks.

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What a Companywide Book Club Could Do for Health Care Systems

Harvard business - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 08:05

Novant Health’s reading program has been a powerful tool for influencing company culture.

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Why the Best CEOs Are Already Thinking About Their Exits

Harvard business - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 08:00

Your legacy depends on a good succession plan.

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Choosing What You Actually Want: Annastasia Seebohm and Luxury Lifestyle Management

Harvard business - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 07:47

As your options increase, so do the likelihood that you’ll be swept away in them. Enter Quintessentially, whose worldwide team of agents, led by CEO Annastasia Seebohm, can curate the perfect experiences… for a price.

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The Trillion-Dollar Opportunity in Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

Harvard business - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 06:05

Women-led companies outperform men-led firms over time, according to an analysis.

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Have You Ever Contemplated Your Own Demise?

Greatleaders hipbydan - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 06:00
Guest post from Nick Liddell:
Imagine that three years from now your career will be in tatters. You will have no job and your prospects of future employment will seem bleak. Your carefully manicured career path simply won’t materialize.
Now ask yourself: What are the most likely reasons for things going wrong?
And now ask yourself: What could you start doing today to prevent those reasons from happening?
Whether it’s a career plan or an organizational strategy, we tend to feel far more comfortable developing positive, purpose- or mission-driven strategy. It’s what some people call ‘backcasting’: setting a vision and then working back from it to identify the steps you’ll need to take in order to achieve it. It’s our go-to approach to strategy development because it helps us to break down long-term growth planning into practical, incremental activity. During implementation, progress can be measured against the plan and corrective action taken. Backcasting is positive. It’s practical. It’s logical. But in the real world, it’s far from a guarantee of success.
Failure is commonplace. Which is why in 2007 research psychologist Gary Klein pioneered the idea of a pre-mortem: imagining that a project has failed and using the thought experiment to identify flaws in your plans. Pre-mortems function the opposite way to backcasting; rather than thinking positively about how to achieve a desired outcome, teams are tasked with identifying potential sources of failure and finding ways to mitigate those sources to make the strategy more resilient. In many respects, pre-mortems are the perfect complement to vision-led strategy planning.
There’s also a cultural upside to embedding pre-mortems into your (or your team’s) approach to planning: a 2017 study by researchers at Harvard and the University of North Carolina found that people tend to avoid precisely the type of feedback that pre-mortems are designed to elicit. One of the biggest issues with vision-led strategy development is that it encourages us to seek out confirmatory feedback; the moment we establish and communicate a plan, we create a strong incentive to search for evidence that it’s a good plan and that it’s working. Conversely, we tend to avoid disconfirmatory feedback because it fails to confirm our own view of how good a job we’re doing. Pre-mortems have a cultural benefit because they create a safe space for disconfirmatory feedback.
What’s the worst that could happen?Like many things in life, strategy is rarely perfect the first time round. And even the most carefully conceived plans can go awry. As Mike Tyson famously observed, ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.’ Whether your plans are personal or organizational, they must eventually confront reality – and reality always wins. Contemplating the worst that could happen to your plans won’t turn you into one of life’s great cynics or pessimists. It will demonstrate to the people you work with that you’re realistic about your human fallibility, that you’re open-minded about outcomes and that you value alternative points of view – particularly when they differ from your own. Introducing pre-mortem thinking won’t just make your strategies and plans more resilient: it will make you more resilient, too.

Nick Liddell is co-author, with Richard Buchanan, of Wild Thinking: 25 Unconventional Idea to Grow Your Brand and Your Business. He is Director of Consulting at The Clearing, helping global brands grow and make a difference. For more information, please visit:
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Compliance Does Not Have To Be Frightening

Hr Bartender - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 02:57

Compliance is a necessary part of business. Accounting departments have to be compliant. Manufacturing processes have regulations they need to follow. Organizations have rules they need to adhere to. And of course, human resource departments have compliance matters they must also follow.

The point is, compliance is a part of the work we do. Today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos illustrates how we should spend our time finding ways to make compliance easier instead of getting angry, frustrated, or worried about it.

Technology can help us monitor compliance. One of the best things about today’s technology solutions is that compliance is being built in. As a user, we don’t have to remember all of the compliance related matters because they’re accounted for in the programming. For example, good technology engages an algorithm when it comes to calculating hours for benefits eligibility or overtime.

Employees need the right outlook about compliance. IMHO, there’s no reason to make compliance a villain. Yes, there will be laws we don’t like, but there will also be some that we’re very happy to have. Employees should not be placed in a position where being compliant is drudgery or something that only the “uncool” kids do. No employee should be asked to bend or break the rules for the company.

Organizations should regularly monitor the compliance landscape. Compliance is usually legal, or government related (i.e. laws and legislation). If organizations think that there are laws which negatively impact their business, they should speak to their legislators about it. Educate lawmakers on how proposed (or existing) legislation impacts the business and employees. Don’t ignore the law, get it changed.

Compliance is always going to be a part of our jobs. Organizations have the ability to make compliance-related matters less scary and worrisome by purchasing technology solutions with compliance built in and letting employees know that being compliant is important and expected. Also, getting involved and educating lawmakers can allow us to make a difference in what types of compliance are created and enforced.

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