Tue.Jun 11, 2024

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In Defense of Degrowth

Harvard Business Review

There is a critical need to reassess the focus on continuous growth in the global economic system. The concept of “degrowth” challenges the necessity of perpetual economic expansion for human prosperity, suggesting it contradicts ecological sustainability on a planet with finite resources. Despite some resistance, especially from the business sector, the arguments supporting degrowth underscore the inextricable link between economic growth and environmental degradation, proposing a shift toward

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Nike Should Stop Blaming Working from Home for Their Innovation Struggles

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton “But even more importantly, our employees were working from home for two and a half years. And in hindsight, it turns out, it’s really hard to do bold, disruptive innovation, to develop a boldly disruptive shoe on Zoom.

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When Your Team Offloads Their Stress onto You

Harvard Business Review

Being a leader in today’s evolving workplace is more emotionally demanding than ever — and especially so if you’re quietly sustaining the emotional well-being of your team or others. In this article, the author outlines five strategies to help you perform this vital organizational role without burning yourself out: 1) Seek to understand — not to feel. 2) Install boundaries. 3) Savor your positive impact. 4) Show yourself equal care. 5) Tie your contributions to performance.

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Breaking Down Different Types of Business Transformation Strategy -- and Why It Should Matter to You

Kainexus

In the increasingly complex and rapidly evolving world in which we operate, business transformation has become crucial for organizations striving to stay competitive and relevant. Business transformation refers to the fundamental and profound changes an organization undergoes to adapt to new market conditions, technological advancements, or shifts in consumer behavior.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Research: How Remote Work Impacts Women at Different Stages of Their Careers

Harvard Business Review

While much has been said about the potential benefits of remote work for women, recent research examines how working from home affects the professional development of female software engineers at a Fortune 500 company, revealing that its impact varies by career stage. Junior women engineers benefit significantly from in-person mentorship, receiving 40% more feedback when sitting near colleagues, while senior women face reduced productivity due to increased mentoring duties.

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The Power of Product-Based Thinking in Customer-Centric Innovation

Planview

The landscape of digital transformation and technology management is undergoing a significant transition as enterprises transition from project-based to product-based management driven by customer-centricity, cost optimization, and cultural shift. Leading organizations now prioritize long-term customer value, using real-time feedback for continuous improvement and use an incremental funding approach based on results to reduce technical debt.

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Radio Flyer is PIVOTAL!

Stephen Shapiro

One week from today, PIVOTAL: Creating Stability in an Uncertain World will be in bookstores. Given that today is International Day of Play, sharing this excerpt seems quite appropriate. Enjoy! When seeking stability, look no further than Radio Flyer. Established in 1917, the company is renowned for its iconic “The Original Little Red Wagon.” Over the years, Radio Flyer has diversified its product line to include tricycles and scooters.

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Fostering the Right Culture FOR Innovation – The Vital Role of Psychological Safety in Leadership

Cris Beswick

Innovation has become one of the cornerstones of success because leaders know that failing to adapt and embrace new ideas risks their organisations being left behind by more agile competitors. However, innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum – it requires an environment where employees feel empowered to take risks, challenge assumptions, and contribute their unique perspectives without fear of negative consequences.