The natural experiment forced on the world by the coronavirus demonstrates that the academics and tech visionaries who have been talking since the 1980s about the possibilities of remote work were not exaggerating, argue Anne-Laure Fayard, John Weeks, and Mahwesh Khan.
The question being raised by those seeking full equality of opportunity, treatment and conditions within gaming is whether the industry is adequately structured to serve this growing consumer segment, says Tomoko Yokoi.
The approach of fact gathering and information publishing has served all of us well. Commercial aviation fatalities have decreased by 95 percent during the past 20 years. The only way to improve performance is to make unbiased knowledge transparent, argues Howard Yu.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage through the world and our workplaces, speaking about illness at work has become commonplace. It should be celebrated that discussions of health are increasingly normalized at work. This change presents new challenges for managers, but it’s also a real opportunity to improve how organizations support, accommodate, engage, and enable the best work for all employees, say Alyson Meister and Victoria Woolfrey.
During the pandemic, the already crowded field of graduate jobs became saturated, with hundreds of applicants often applying for a single entry-level position. With this volume of interest, Amit Joshi, professor of AI, analytics and marketing strategy at IMD Business School, points out that gamified recruitment comes into its own. "Even if you strip out everything else, just the efficiency argument itself is very powerful," he says.
Italy is in desperate need of a strong guide to save the country from one of its worst crises since the second world war, and the 73-year-old former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) is seen as having all the requisite skills. Yet, Draghi’s appointment is also critical for the EU and the US, says Niccolò Pisani.
Tomoko Yokoi, a researcher at IMD’s Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, warns against falling into what she calls the copy-and-paste trap after successes as a female digital transformation leader.
COVID-19 has undoubtedly been a stressor to the system, but in terms of corporate education, the writing was on the wall way before the pandemic struck. Learning & Development (L&D) is in desperate need of a 21st century makeover on two vital fronts, says Shlomo Ben-Hur.
In the battle between the army of renegade Reddit retail traders and Wall Street’s hedge funds over unloved stocks like the Texan computer games retail chain GameStop, there has been a serious case of mistaken accusations on both sides. They are both being wrongly accused of manipulating the markets, but they are not, says Arturo Bris.
Cainiao lives in the shadow of its parent company, Chinese internet giant Alibaba. But it has been quietly building an unconventional logistics platform that could transform the distribution of products in future, argues Mark Greeven.
A few days before leaving the presidency of the United States, Trump signed an executive order to ban transactions with eight payment applications and services. Unlike TikTok and WeChat, "it will be a little harder for payment services to invoke the First Amendment, which protects free speech," says IMD Professor Mark Greeven.
Your resolution should not be about sticking to the schedule. It should be about shortening what you would have written down. Do less. Make space for the essentials. You’ll end up working just as hard, but instead you’ll work on what truly matters, argues Howard Yu.
There is an explosion of learning opportunities taking place around us, as a result of the working at home phenomenon; online courses, zooming discussion groups, podcasts and a wide-range of alternative media, argues Bill Fischer.
Despite vaccines being slowly rolled out globally, are we ever likely to go back to the way things were pre-pandemic? With business success being very much dependent on the blending of management development experiences, IMD Professors Robert Hooijberg and Michael Watkins believe we'll need to find a balance between virtual and face-to-face interactions to effectively develop leaders and manage teams going forward.
"Entrepreneurs will often find it difficult to accept the restrictions of being an employee once again, after they have tasted the excitement, freedom, and sense of achievement associated with being on their own," says IMD Professor Cyril Bouquet.
Will it or won’t it happen? That’s the question after the biggest IPO in history set to go ahead in the Chinese stock market suddenly ground to a halt. The Ant IPO was vetoed by regulators just a few days before its placing in Shanghai and Beijing. The IMD’s Michael Wade and Elizabeth Terrachino explained the background to the sudden halt in proceedings.
While 2020 is the year of COVID-19, it may also coincide with that period in economic history when politics became the greatest risk for global business, says IMD Business School’s Patrick Reinmoeller.
Switzerland, Denmark and Luxembourg take the top spots in the IMD World Talent Ranking, while Singapore remains Asia’s best performer. Christos Cabolis, Chief Economist and Head of Operations of the World Competitiveness Center at IMD Business School, explains why.
CAN artificial intelligence (AI) think? Is it an attempt to imitate the human brain? Will it take decision making away from us? Will AI create massive unemployment? Don't worry folks, we're not there yet.
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