Fresh Pick of the Day, July 14, 2014: “5 Company Culture Hacks for a Happier Workforce”

From Inc Magazine – “What do chocolate, puppies, and a brisk walk have in common? These things can all make us happier throughout the day, and they can all be incorporated into your company culture to inspire a happier workforce.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 11, 2014: “Leading Through Conversations”

From Chief Learning Officer Magazine – ” Although every conversation can’t lead to the founding of a billion-dollar company, leaders using focused conversations can revitalize an organization and guide people to achieve a collective vision. Unfortunately, these productive conversations aren’t happening often enough in organizations today. Even when it comes to basic conversations like goal setting, performance review and performance evaluation, our research finds that the amount of conversation people want and need from their managers falls at least 25 percent short of what they’re getting.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 10, 2014:”Has ‘Disruptive Innovation’ Run Its Course? Not Yet…”

From Knowledge@Wharton – Does disruption kill core business models? “Not necessarily,” Robertson says. “Does that mean you should anticipate how it is going to affect the core business? Of course you should. You should always be looking for that next big thing, as well. In the late 1990s, [LEGO] moved away from core business and stopped focusing on bricks. Everything was out-of-the-box innovation, and it almost put them out of business.”   Christensen saw disruptive innovation as the kind that comes from behind and develops a new market that eventually displaces the old one.  

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 9, 2014: “The World’s Strongest Banks – from Bloomberg Markets

From Bloomberg Markets – “Hang Seng is the world’s strongest bank, according to the annual ranking by Bloomberg Markets magazine. Hang Seng jumps to the top of the list after ranking No. 10 last year.”

 

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 8, 2014: “Christopher Nassetta – The man who turned around Hilton”

From Washington Post – “Blackstone’s purchase of Hilton is a defining moment of the private equity era. The story of the purchase and the years that followed is a Wall Street opera involving high stakes finance, layoffs, accusations of corporate spying and the resurrection of an iconic American brand.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 7, 2014: “Private Equity in Emerging Markets Is Being Rebalanced”

From Knowledge@Wharton – the emerging market share of total global private equity (PE) funds raised dropped from about 20% of the total in 2012 to 12% in 2013. Many analysts say this likely reflects a bit of slowing in economic growth in those markets overall, despite some countries that are bucking that trend individually

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 4, 2014: FT Special Report on Modern Energy

From FT.com – A look inside the world of modern energy – a sector being driven by new technology and environmental concerns to rethink its business models

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Fresh Pick of the Day, July 3, 2014: Why Fostering a Culture of ‘Companionate Love’ in the Workplace Matters

From Knowledge@Wharton – “To demonstrate the value of companionate love in the workplace, Barsade and co-author Olivia “Mandy” O’Neill, assistant professor of management at George Mason University, performed a 16-month longitudinal study at a long-term health care facility involving 185 employees, 108 patients and 42 of those patients’ family members. Barsade and O’Neill set out to measure the effect of companionate love on emotional and behavioral outcomes of employees, as well as on health outcomes of patients and the satisfaction of those patients’ family members. The results of their study are included in a paper titled, “What’s Love Got to Do with It? A Longitudinal Study of the Culture of Companionate Love and Employee and Client Outcomes in the Long-Term Care Setting,” which will be published in an upcoming issue of Administrative Science Quarterly.”

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