Tagged: COVID-19

Productivity Skyrockets: Yes We’re Working Harder. But Also Smarter

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»

It’s August: Four Lessons From The Pandemic

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»

The Big Reset: What’s Coming Next

Over the last several months we have all been going through a lot of change. Our lives, families, and organizations have been disrupted. The economy has seen the biggest drop since the 1920s. And our companies have had to totally re-engineer how we lead, manage, and support our people.

And one of the biggest questions ... Read more»

Using Positive Psychology Against The Coronavirus. It Really Does Work.

When you go to business school you learn a lot about uncertainty. When things are unclear, you get more data, build a model, and try to weigh your options. And if you apply the science of Operations Research, you can model almost everything: customer demand, seasonal variations, competitive threats, and trends in consumer behavior.

In ... Read more»

covid-19 return to work

The Back-to-Work Playbook: It’s Being Written By Manufacturers

The Coronavirus crisis has affected us all. Companies have shut down retail operations, moved employees to work at home, and implemented hundreds of new programs to help employees stay safe, protected, and productive at work. And now, almost 10 weeks into the crisis, some are going back to work.

We started a big program called ... Read more»

Resilience

Can We Make Our Organizations Resilient? And Make Society Resilient As A Result?

One of the biggest surprises of the pandemic is how “brittle” our society has become. A single tiny virus has managed to upset our lives, our economies, and our society. Not only are we worried about our personal health, but our financial system is threatened and we are arguing about state vs. federal, voting practices, ... Read more»