A variety of resources exist for companies looking to gain insight into current business issues. Some recommendations are below:
How to Keep You Team Motivated, Remotely. Harvard Business Review has great practical advice. How do you keep employees motivated when they are not working from the office? Play, purpose and potential all tend to decline if people don’t have inclusion and development. The short article has a simple weekly framework for managers.
McKinsey & Co looks at ways to problem-solve trends. The Next Normal: How companies and leaders can reset for growth beyond coronavirus contains a number of articles on addressing current workplace challenges and includes a podcast looking at holistic healthcare.
Do you think your subconscious values don’t affect your work? Think again. MIT Sloan posted The Hidden Values Driving Strategy: Leaders’ subconscious biases can influence their choices of growth strategies. Interesting, huh?
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Oliver Bossert, Alena Kretzberg and Jürgen Laartz from two of McKinsey and Associate’s offices in Germany put together a useful read about how to engage agile teams in the workforce-namely through “driving ambition, removing red tape, and helping managers adjust to the new norm.”
Not unlike the tale of the emperor who was a bit self involved and hired two swindlers to make a outfit of the finest caliber but who, in reality, makes an “invisible” outfit, some companies get caught in a similar situation by hiring expertise that makes no sense to their firm—or worse yet, don’t seem to see how an outdated business model, change in the market or even how unethical practices may cause the organization much harm. Read more.
In an era where directions change quickly and many businesses need to be fleet footed, does the formal approach to strategic planning still apply? How do companies that have a decent strategic planning process fare in terms of effectiveness against those that don’t have a plan or don’t have a process for working their plan? Read more.
Ever wonder what management tools are used most in business? Bain & Company provides a top 10 list of candidates year over year.