Business in Action, 8th Ed.
Chapter 12: Labor Relations
"I sat down recently to chat with Jennifer K.
"This manager has worked with remote team for 10 years, and has learned that in order for remote teams to be successful–you need to set them up to do so.
"The California Supreme Court just changed the game in a big way for gig economy companies and the people who work for them.
According to Ari Zoldan (photo, left), "In a lot of ways, remote workers have helped companies expand their reach and bring on employees who have excellent skill sets but geographic restrictions.
"Rebecca Greenfield covers the workplace for Bloomberg.
"We've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam -- and that protectionism is the best way forward.
"Workers who "telecommute" appear to have a lot more job satisfaction than folks who report to an office every day.
"If other workers are able to have a flexible schedule or work from home, maybe you can do! Whether your company offers the option to work from home or not, it never hurts to ask your boss for a more flexible schedule.
"Wharton's Peter Cappelli discusses IBM's decision to rethink its remote work policy for some employees.
"If you're in any leadership capacity, take note: These four uncommon behaviors are known to command great respect and unprecedented employee loyalty, and lead to clear, competitive advantage.
"For startups, reliance on tech can be a double-edged sword.
"What makes work satisfying?
"The other day I received a call from the office manager of a company looking for help with workplace drama and conflict.
Julie Winkle Giulioni reports at SmartBrief.
"If you’re like me and spend most of your day in an office, you probably think it’s impossible to practice healthy habits on the reg.
"New research finds that tales from the C-suite have a negative impact on employee values, but those from their peers are another story.
See the breakdown of a study by LeanIn.
"People are constantly asking me what they can do to make their leadership exceptional.
Brie Weiler Reynolds introduces and presents an infographic on the topic.
"Introverts and extraverts work differently and the environment they work in can ultimately affect their productivity.
"Emotion and data help align culture with business strategy, says Deloitte culture expert.
"Millennials are often miscategorized, leading to the impression that the whole generation is lazy.
"Even if you make the most careful hires based on cultural fit, skills and experience, workplace conflicts inevitably arise between co-workers.
"Time was, layoffs were seen as an emergency strategy, the last resort in a downturn or crisis.
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