When I first wrote about The Big Reset in March, I discussed the transformational potential of the Coronavirus. Well now that we’re nine months into the pandemic, it’s clear that the transformation is real. So rather than talking about going “back to work” or “back to normal,” it’s time to accept the future, ... Read more»
Category: Business Trends
Business trends discusses the implications of economics, employment, mergers, acquisitions, and regulatory changes on talent, leadership, recruitment, and human resources issues.
Businesses have been through insanity this year. Transportation and hospitality companies have seen plummeting demand; retailers and distributors have built all new delivery models; tech companies are seeing explosive growth; and banks and financial services companies are responding to huge economic changes.
Through all this change the #1 issue on the minds of CEOs is ... Read more»
The Congressional report on Big Tech is an important document. While I know many will see it as partisan, I found the research thorough and filled with important information. And my conclusion is yes, we do need to take some action.
How Important Tech Has Become
I’ve been a part of the tech industry since ... Read more»
This month Accenture introduced a two-year research project on the increasingly important role of HR, and it uncovered a dramatic shift in priorities among senior business executives..
The big finding? Business and HR leaders have dramatically changed their perspectives: employee wellbeing has replaced operating efficiency.
We’ve lived with the Pandemic for almost eight months and it often feels like years. We’ve been in rapid response mode every day, and the uncertainty never seems to end. What have we really learned?
I just finished reading the Congressional Final Committee Report of the Boeing 737 MAX and it’s quite a story (I marked it up for you to read.) It contains many lessons in leadership, so let me offer some thoughts.
First, for many decades Boeing has been an engineering icon. When I graduated from ... Read more»
This report summarizes more than 200 hours of interviews, in-depth case studies, and group discussions with 600 companies around ... Read more»
I’ve been watching US Labor Productivity data for over a decade and for many years after the 2008 meltdown found it lagging. We struggled to rebuild our companies after the financial crisis and many of the new “labor-saving” ideas (digital tools, organizational transformation, automation) were not increasing output per hour worked. In fact, labor productivity ... Read more»
This week EdCast joins the list of vendors who announced products for intelligent talent mobility, career pathing, skills matching, and talent marketplace. It’s a big move by Edcast (putting them directly in the mix with Workday, Gloat, Degreed, Fuel50, Eightfold.ai, and others), but it also points to something bigger: the market for talent management ... Read more»
It’s August, we’ve been dealing with the pandemic for almost six months, and a few things are becoming very clear. Let me share four lessons you may not have considered. And this week I put this into a podcast, which I hope you enjoy.
1. Tech has been the savior of this crisis.
In fact, ... Read more»
I have been loving TikTok for quite a while. Not only is it entertaining, positive, and fun to use – it demonstrates a groundbreaking new design, one that clearly works well (800 million users!). And while you may think the company is a bunch of hackers, that’s not true. ByteDance is a sophisticated ... Read more»
One of the hottest tech companies in the world is ServiceNow. The company’s Q2 earnings were a barnbuster (30% YTY growth, 40 deals over $1M, and now running at a $4B annual subscription runrate – at a 97% renewal rate). The stock is now trading at 23 times sales (more than twice the multiple ... Read more»
First, under SAP’s ownership, Qualtrics has been growing like a rocket.
Today SAP sales teams all over the world sell and embed ... Read more»
One of the biggest problems we face is the challenge of Fatigue. And Fatigue has an impact on the Pandemic, our relationships, and our work.
The Pandemic has been going on for almost six months, many of our cities are slipping backward in infection, and the political system in most countries is dysfunctional. Here in ... Read more»
It’s a strange time. A recent poll of 2,000 Americans found that only 5% believe things are “going well” and 40% believe they’re “going badly.” And new research by Towers Watson shows that employees are more stressed about health and financial security than ever.
But in the middle of all this, another trend has emerged: ... Read more»