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Part 2 – How can middle management serve as an effective bridge between senior management and their teams?
The reality is that your company’s middle managers wear many hats, all of which are important during a crisis. They are your company's most important line of defense to help you navigate this new norm.
What does it take to be a good leader during this pandemic? Business owners are struggling to find answers, or at least, gain some form of clarity in the way they manage their business.
It is either a sage or a fool who can confidently predicts the future. But looking forward from 2021 to 2025, there are two trends that are almost bound to happen.
Ingrained culture, old systems and entrenched habits might result in workplace rigidity. It takes a pandemic as dire as this to trigger a transformation that has been much needed for a long time.
Asia venerates the aged; the west glorifies the young. Nowhere is this more evident than among the startups.
The lockdown in many countries has lasted long enough to alter patterns that had previously served as the basis of demand and supply for businesses. What's next for these businesses?
When organisations try to tackle problems without understanding the stigma and underlying perception around it, they are directing attention away from solutions that might actually work. The idea of wanting to ‘do good’ is more than just throwing resources. The thought process needs to be filled with empathy.
What does it really mean to be a social impact company? Does mobilising employees to volunteer for a local nonprofit every couple of months count? Or does it mean the product or service of your company has to create a social impact? It could be a bit of both.
The shortage is hurting just about every industry, since most products nowadays incorporate semiconductors. Among the biggest hurt, or at least among those who shout the loudest, are carmakers.
Social initiatives are no longer a ‘get out of jail free card’. Now, social entrepreneurs are not only bringing more awareness to social issues, but they are demonstrating that businesses and social objectives do not have to exist as parallels, but can be aligned, having a symbiotic relationship.
In January of 2021, five incidents took place to thrust Big Tech squarely in the cross hairs of regulators. Big Tech is now unmistakenly supranational, with power and authority transcending national borders. But is it above the law now?
When is a digital platform not doing its work? When it has gone middle-aged. But can middle age be reversed? Let's wait and see.