Opinion: Coronavirus: five ways to be a better manager when working from home

Everyone is adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic. For many, working from home is the new normal and poses all sorts of new challenges. Anyone in a position of management has, overnight, lost many of the tangible aspects of doing their job – particularly the non-verbal aspects of communication and how we interact in space, in person. Here, Dr Thomas Roulet from Cambridge Judge Business School offers some advice for managers as we all adjust to new ways of working.  

Cambridge University News
March 25, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins   

Tags: coronavirus covid-19 work business

A business edge that comes with age

Economist Pierre Azoulay answers three questions about his finding that middle-aged entrepreneurs fare better than twentysomethings.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 19, 2020 | mit

~4 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management business-and-management entrepreneurship economics research faculty 3-questions

Why are workers getting smaller pieces of the pie?

Market concentration in the form of “superstar” firms has been lowering labor’s share of GDP in recent decades, a new study finds.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 10, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: social-sciences economics business-and-management research national-science-foundation-nsf sloan-school-of-management school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Tax incentives for business leave states worse off

Tax incentives for business are a bad idea, researchers say. They found that the incentives left states in worse shape than doing nothing.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 27, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business jobs money states taxes united-states

New approaches to help businesses tackle climate change

Climate change could add around 20% to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040, according to early findings from Cambridge researchers, who are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.

Cambridge University News
Feb. 26, 2020 | cambridge

~4 mins   

Tags: climate-change risk climate business

To get investors for farm energy projects, account for uncertainty

A new model could boost investment in anaerobic digesters, farm-based sustainable energy projects that generate electricity from manure.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture business electricity prediction sustainability

The world’s ‘chemical diversity’ tripled in just 20 years

We know alarmingly little about a third of the chemicals produced and sold around the world, a new estimate of "chemical diversity" highlights.

ETH Zurich
Feb. 17, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology business global-trade trends

The global economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak

A Harvard Business School expert says effects will strengthen as manufacturers everywhere feel the pinch of slowing one of the world’s largest economies.

Alvin Powell
Feb. 13, 2020 | harvard

~9 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell business coronavirus factory global-economy harvard-business-school supply-chain willy-shih

Financial targets make CFOs less likely to disclose fraud

CFOs do a good job detecting fraud. But that doesn't mean they're willing to report it—especially when pressure to meet a financial target is on the line.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business crimes ethics fraud

Report: Movies can thrive without white male lead actors

A new report debunks the Hollywood myth that films with female or underrepresented minority lead actors tend to perform worse at the box office.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business diversity gender money movies race-and-ethnicity

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