Business

The nation’s system for providing unemployment benefits to jobless workers has produced inaccurate data and lower-than-appropriate payouts to some workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a government watchdog said Monday. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Facebook is nearing a deal to buy Kustomer, which specializes in customer-service platforms and chatbots, according to people familiar with the matter. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
At brands such as Subway and Econo Lodge, owners and store operators once pulled in the same direction but now increasingly squabble. It’s a worrisome trend for an industry that gives individuals a way to become their own boss and that employs more than 8 million in the U.S. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
DoorDash plans to sell 33 million shares at $75 to $85 apiece in an initial public offering, giving the food-delivery company a valuation topping $25 billion. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
U.S. regulators on Monday pressed banks to transition away from using the London interbank offered rate on new transactions by the end of 2021 while announcing that some transactions based on the troubled benchmark would be allowed to mature before Libor fully winds down in June 2023. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
The auto maker will supply fuel cells to Nikola for commercial trucks but will no longer take an equity stake in the electric-truck startup. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Big Tech’s legal woes are expected to worsen in the coming weeks as federal and state antitrust authorities prepare to file as many as four more cases targeting the tech giants by the end of January. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Moderna will ask U.S. and European health regulators today to authorize use of its Covid-19 vaccine after it was shown to be 94.1% effective in a full analysis of a pivotal study, keeping it on track to go into use in the U.S. by the end of the year, alongside the [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Companies need millions more cybersecurity professionals to fill roles around the world, but researchers say outlandish job requirements are the problem, rather than a lack of workers. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
A year ago, Chinese electric-vehicle startup NIO was near ruin. Today it is worth more than General Motors. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Women at Work is a podcast from Harvard Business Review that looks at the struggles and successes of women in the workplace, hosted by HBR's Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Emily Caulfield. In this episode, you'll hear about the tension that comes from feeling like you are a shy person, [...]
Mon, Nov 23, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Sunil Gupta, Harvard Business School professor, has spent years studying successful digital strategies, companies, and leaders, and he's made Amazon and its legendary CEO Jeff Bezos a particular areas of focus. Drawing on his own in-depth research and other sources, including a new collection of Bezos' own writing, "Invent and [...]
Tue, Nov 17, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Ellen Ernst Kossek, management professor at Purdue University, is researching how the pandemic is putting an enormous strain on working parents and the new challenge that poses for their managers. She shares how supervisors can offer much-needed consistency and predictability for working parents on their teams. She also outlines specific [...]
Tue, Nov 10, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Suzanne Peterson, associate professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management, says many talented professionals get held back from leadership roles because of relatively intangible reasons. She argues aspiring managers can intentionally alter their everyday interactions in small ways to have a large influence on their professional reputation. She explains how [...]
Fri, Nov 06, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury, associate professor at Harvard Business School, was studying the growing work-from-anywhere movement long before the Covid-19 pandemic forced many more of us into virtual work. He says that more and more organizations are adopting WFA as a business strategy, one that not only reduces real estate costs [...]
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Roger Martin, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, says that for decades the U.S. corporate system has been obsessed with eliminating inefficiencies. There's a point, his research shows, when these efficiency gains come with even greater social and economic costs. And he believes that the [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Bruce Tulgan, founder of the management training firm RainmakerThinking, says that the key to career success isn't only embracing opportunities; it's also declining projects, tasks, and requests for help so you create time for the most value-added work. He explains how to evaluate each ask, determine which you should prioritize, [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Katina Sawyer, assistant professor at the George Washington University, says transgender workers continue to be overlooked even as organizational diversity initiatives become more widespread. Her research shows that many trans employees experience ongoing discrimination, from microaggression to job loss. Sawyer shares effective formal policies and details the informal ways managers [...]
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Willy Shih, professor at Harvard Business School, says that the complex, global, and just-in-time manufacturing processes we've developed in recent decades are highly susceptible to breakdowns, especially during a global pandemic. He explains why the shortages we’ve seen in 2020 - in goods from toilet paper to appliances - are [...]
Tue, Sep 08, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Shasta Nelson, relationship expert and author, says that work friendships are critical to individual and organizational success but acknowledges that it's not always easy to build these personal -- but still professional - connections, especially when work is virtual. She explains why consistency, vulnerability, and positivity are fundamental to friendship [...]
Tue, Aug 25, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review

 

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