Surveilling Employees Erodes Trust — and Puts Managers in a Bind

Surveilling Employees Erodes Trust — and Puts Managers in a Bind

There’s a growing movement to track employee productivity through increasingly sophisticated technology, such as desktop surveillance, biometric smart badges, location tracking, or desk heat sensors. While this can be intrusive, it also presents opportunities for gaining profound insights into employee behavior, such as which applications employees use most frequently or whether employees are at risk … Read more

Elevating Thought Leadership: The Journey of Pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration Degree – SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HKUST

Elevating Thought Leadership: The Journey of Pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration Degree – SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HKUST

In the dynamic realm of executive leadership, navigating a constantly shifting landscape demands innovative solutions to the challenges that define leaders’ paths. In high-stakes meetings, Jean Mouradian, chief architect at a global enterprise, faced such challenges head-on, fueled by a relentless pursuit of knowledge and a commitment to setting himself apart in the competitive arena. … Read more

Companies Can Win by Reducing Overwork

Companies Can Win by Reducing Overwork

CURT NICKISCH: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. It goes by a lot of names, workaholism, presenteeism, hustle and grind, whatever you want to call it. There is this belief that to beat the competition and to get ahead in your career, you have to work harder, work longer, and be more … Read more

How Leaders Miscommunicate When Tensions Are High

How Leaders Miscommunicate When Tensions Are High

When tensions run high, miscommunication is far more likely to occur. And tensions are likely high: In a recent global survey, 44% of employees reported they had experienced a lot of stress the previous day. To avoid creating unnecessary anxiety during times of uncertainty, leaders need to be especially thoughtful about how they communicate with … Read more

The Long-Term Costs of Wind Turbines

The Long-Term Costs of Wind Turbines

Wind energy is experiencing a boom, but in a pattern eerily reminiscent of the nineteenth century Pennsylvania oil boom, wind farms are building ever larger turbines to farm wind energy further and further from shore. This trend carries risks, especially as turbines come with largely hidden costs. Increasing evidence suggests that although larger turbines can … Read more

Trump will have to sell a heck of a lot of sneakers to pay off all those legal debts

Trump will have to sell a heck of a lot of sneakers to pay off all those legal debts

Over the weekend, Donald Trump appeared at Sneaker Con in Philadelphia to hawk his new limited edition gold-colored “Never Surrender High-Top” sneakers. Only 1,000 were made, and they only cost $399 a pair. If you couldn’t get a pair of those, Trumpland is selling a red sneaker and a white sneaker for $199 each. Trump … Read more

Why Data Breaches Spiked in 2023

Why Data Breaches Spiked in 2023

In spite of recent efforts to beef up cybersecurity, data breaches — in which hackers steal personal data — continue to increase year-on-year: there was a 20% increase in data breaches from 2022 to 2023. There are three primary reasons behind this increased theft of personal data: (1) cloud misconfiguration, (2) new types of ransomware … Read more

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