How Jack Welch’s Reign at G.E. Gave Us Elon Musk’s Twitter Feed

The onetime ‘manager of the century’ paved the way for C.E.O.s to moonlight as internet trolls.

#chicago-ill, #company-reports, #content-type-personal-profile, #croton-on-hudson-ny, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #general-electric-company, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #seattle-wash, #welch-john-f-jr, #workplace-environment

Are You Happy? Your Boss Is Asking.

To some, the pursuit of workplace happiness — and its price, like an $18,000 “happiness M.B.A.” for managers — can seem like a corporate attempt to turn feelings into productivity.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #employee-fringe-benefits, #executives-and-management-theory, #happiness, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #santos-laurie-r-1975, #wd-40-company, #workplace-environment

Can Business Schools Really Help Us ‘Reimagine Capitalism’?

It’s not your grandfather’s M.B.A.

#business-schools, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #colleges-and-universities, #executives-and-management-theory, #humanities, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sociology, #stanford-university, #university-of-toronto

A Hybrid-Work Challenge: Monitoring Attendance

A hybrid-work challenge: taking attendance.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #executives-and-management-theory, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #united-states, #workplace-environment

Bosses Are Finding New Ways to Drive Employee Satisfaction

Free tacos, shopping sprees and words of appreciation are just some of the ways employers are desperate to show they care.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #employee-fringe-benefits, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #workplace-environment

Bringing Health Food to the Masses, One Delivery at a Time

Thrive Market has found success with a subscription model and eco-friendly, health-conscious brands. It’s a diet familiar to the C.E.O., Nick Green.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #diet-and-nutrition, #e-commerce, #executives-and-management-theory, #food, #green-nicholas-r, #shopping-and-retail, #snack-foods, #thrive-market-inc

No More Working for Jerks!

For almost two years, couches have been cubicles. Colleagues are instant message avatars. And people are reconsidering how much they should have to put up with from a boss.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #working-from-home, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Sara Menker and Gro Intelligence Are Tackling Global Hunger

The Ethiopian entrepreneur Sara Menker founded Gro Intelligence, which uses artificial intelligence to forecast global agricultural trends and battle food insecurity.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #agriculture-and-farming, #artificial-intelligence, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #ethiopia, #executives-and-management-theory, #food, #food-insecurity, #gro-intelligence-inc, #inflation-economics, #menker-sara

Business Leaders Struggle With Endless Upheaval

C.E.O.s are trained to “shoot, move and communicate.” But the pandemic has called on them to rewrite the leadership playbook.

#charity-water, #cisco-systems-inc, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #daily-harvest, #edelman-daniel-j-inc, #executives-and-management-theory, #flexport, #international-business-machines-corporation, #jefferies-group-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #southwest-airlines-company, #supply-chain

Why the Match.com C.E.O. Took a Stand on the Texas Abortion Law

Shar Dubey runs some of the world’s most popular online dating sites. A restrictive new law prompted her to speak out.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #executives-and-management-theory, #match-group-inc, #match-com, #online-dating

Jake Wood Was Once a Warrior, Then a Nonprofit Leader. Now He’s an Entrepreneur.

Jake Wood was a Marine sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he works in the philanthropic sector and is “leading with love.”

#afghanistan-war-2001, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #executives-and-management-theory, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #united-states-marine-corps

What Bosses Really Think About the Future of the Office

C.E.O.s are eager for employees to return — and afraid of alienating those who have grown accustomed to working from home.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #executives-and-management-theory, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

The C.E.O. Other C.E.O.s Turn to for Advice

Rich Lesser, who has run Boston Consulting Group for eight years, is stepping down at a moment of enormous change.

#boston-consulting-group, #content-type-personal-profile, #executives-and-management-theory, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #lesser-richard

The ‘Hedonistic Altruism’ of Plant-Based Meat

Ethan Brown, the founder and C.E.O. of Beyond Meat, on his moral and environmental priorities.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #beyond-meat-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #executives-and-management-theory, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #impossible-foods-inc, #meat, #vegetarianism

Hubert Joly Turned Around Best Buy. Now He’s Trying to Fix Capitalism.

“The more taxes I pay, the happier I am,” says Mr. Joly, who is waging a campaign to get big business to be more socially responsible.

#best-buy-company-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #harvard-university, #joly-hubert, #labor-and-jobs, #shopping-and-retail

Do Chance Meetings at the Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence of It.

For some, the office even stifles creativity. As the pandemic eases in the U.S., a few companies seek to reimagine what work might look like.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #telecommuting, #united-states, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

Sundar Pichai Faces Internal Criticism at Google

Despite record profits, a number of them are worried that the company is suffering from both its size and leadership from its C.E.O., Sundar Pichai.

#alphabet-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #executives-and-management-theory, #fitbit, #gebru-timnit, #google-inc, #pichai-sundar, #prado-halimah-delaine, #shopify-inc

The CEO of UPS on Voting Rights and Vaccine Delivery

After a long career at Home Depot, Carol Tomé thought she was done with office life. Then a company she knew well needed a new leader.

#content-type-personal-profile, #delivery-services, #executives-and-management-theory, #home-depot-inc, #tome-carol, #united-parcel-service-inc

Ford Motor Shows Signs of Revival Under Jim Farley

Analysts credit the new chief executive, Jim Farley, with energizing the automaker, which still faces challenges.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #executives-and-management-theory, #farley-james-d-jr-1962, #ford-motor-co, #hackett-jim, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #stocks-and-bonds

Long Before Beth Ford Became Land O’ Lakes C.E.O., She Cleaned Toilets

Beth Ford has spent much of her career working on supply chain issues, which has served her well as the leader of Land O’ Lakes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dairy-products, #executives-and-management-theory, #ford-beth-1964, #land-olakes-inc

Activists Crashed Exxon’s Board, but Forcing Change Will Be Hard

The tension between climate goals and lifting Exxon Mobil’s profits could make it difficult for activists to make progress.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #boards-of-directors, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #chevron-corporation, #executives-and-management-theory, #exxon-mobil-corp, #fink-laurence-d, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #stocks-and-bonds, #woods-darren-w-1965

The Mogul in Search of a Kinder, Gentler Capitalism

Lynn Forester de Rothschild, founder of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, believes change will come when hedge fund billionaires and Pope Francis work together.

#business-roundtable, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #coalition-for-inclusive-capitalism, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #de-rothschild-lynn-forester, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #ubben-jeffrey-w

N.A.A.C.P. Leader Says ‘a Few Checks’ Can’t Fix Structural Racism

“There is a responsibility of corporations to ensure that we maintain a stable democracy,” Derrick Johnson said.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #executives-and-management-theory, #johnson-derrick-1968, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people

Hundreds of Companies Unite to Oppose Voting Limits, but Others Abstain

Amazon, Google, G.M. and Starbucks were among those joining the biggest show of solidarity by businesses over legislation in numerous states.

#buffett-warren-e, #business-roundtable, #chenault-kenneth-i, #corporate-social-responsibility, #executives-and-management-theory, #frazier-kenneth-c, #law-and-legislation, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Returning to the Office Sparks Anxiety and Dread for Some

After a year of working remotely, some employees are not keen to go back to the office, and, so far, employers are being receptive to their concerns.

#amazon-com-inc, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #california-state-university-fullerton, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #executives-and-management-theory, #ford-motor-co, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salesforce-com-inc, #shutdowns-institutional, #solomon-david-m, #target-corporation, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

Coca-Cola C.E.O.: Voting Rights Advocate?

A company with Southern roots and global reach tries to find its voice on an issue that disproportionately affects Black voters.

#black-people, #coca-cola-company, #content-type-personal-profile, #executives-and-management-theory, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #quincey-james-1965, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Why a LinkedIn Post About Gender Started a Debate

Ashley Sumner, the C.E.O. of Quilt, announced she was striking gender from her bio. The LinkedIn crowd went wild.

#entrepreneurship, #executives-and-management-theory, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #sumner-ashley, #we-quilt-inc, #women-and-girls

Sam’s Club C.E.O. on the Company’s High Sales and Low Wages

Kathryn McLay, an Australian who worked for years in finance, wants employees to know “how valued they are.”

#business-roundtable, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #sams-club, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc

Why Is It So Hard to Speak Up at Work?

Psychological safety is the belief that you can take risks and put forward ideas without facing ridicule or retaliation. More often than not, it’s women — especially women of color — who don’t feel comfortable doing so.

#executives-and-management-theory, #psychology-and-psychologists, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

‘There Is a Bigger Role’: A C.E.O. Pushes Diversity

Tim Ryan, a white man and the U.S. chairman and senior partner at PwC, has made equity and inclusion a focus of the firm.

#executives-and-management-theory, #jean-botham-shem, #pricewaterhousecoopers, #race-and-ethnicity

What Makes a Good Leader, and Who Gets to Be One?

With a focus on compassion, empathy and humility, the book “Vital Voices” challenges long-held assumptions about power and how we wield it.

#books-and-literature, #executives-and-management-theory, #gender, #leadership, #nelson-alyse, #vital-voices-global-partnership-nonprofit, #vital-voices-100-women-using-their-power-to-empower-book, #women-and-girls

Rose Marcario, the Former C.E.O. of Patagonia, Retreats to the Rainforest

Rose Marcario was riding high at the outdoor apparel manufacturer. Her sudden departure was another abrupt turn for perhaps America’s most unconventional company.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #buddhism, #chouinard-yvon, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #executives-and-management-theory, #fashion-and-apparel, #marcario-rose, #meati-foods-emergy-inc, #patagonia-inc, #rivian-automotive-llc, #shopping-and-retail

Jeff Immelt Oversaw the Downfall of G.E. Now He’d Like You to Read His Book.

The C.E.O. who followed Jack Welch tried, and failed, to revive the company’s stock price. He’s owning up to some of his mistakes now — and assigning some blame.

#bolze-stephen-r-1963, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #general-electric-company, #immelt-jeffrey-r, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #welch-john-f-jr

How Andy Jassy, Amazon’s Next C.E.O., Was a ‘Brain Double’ for Jeff Bezos

Mr. Jassy, who will become Amazon’s chief this summer, has spent more than two decades absorbing lessons from Mr. Bezos.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #executives-and-management-theory, #facial-recognition-software, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs

Managing Up: How to Deal With a Bad Boss During Quarantine

The medium can be just as important as the message.

#content-type-service, #executives-and-management-theory, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

Herman Miller C.E.O. Grapples With Politics and Pandemic

As the C.E.O. of Herman Miller, Andi Owen has had to navigate a polarized work force while thinking about the future of the offices her company makes furniture for.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #furniture, #gap-inc, #herman-miller-inc, #innovation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #michigan, #owen-andi, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

A 4-Day Workweek for 5 Days’ Pay? Unilever New Zealand Is the Latest to Try

“If we find that we’re all working the same number of hours as before but in four days, then we’ve missed the opportunity,” the company’s managing director said.

#content-type-service, #executives-and-management-theory, #new-zealand, #unilever-nv, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

At Wharton, a New Leader Confronts the Culture Wars

Erika James recently took over the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Already, she is enmeshed in debates about race, politics and the role of business in society.

#business-schools, #colleges-and-universities, #corporate-social-responsibility, #executives-and-management-theory, #university-of-michigan, #wharton-school-of-the-university-of-pennsylvania

Back to the Office: Tough Call for Workers, and for the Boss

A toy company owner decided the benefits of having everyone together, with safeguards, outweighed the risks. Some were readier than others to return.

#basic-fun-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Mastercard’s Ajay Banga Took the Long View and Preserved Jobs

In 10 years running Mastercard, Ajay Banga has favored a forward-looking approach.

#banga-ajay, #company-reports, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-cards, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mastercard-inc, #stimulus-economic, #wages-and-salaries

C.E.O.s Rediscover the Family Dinner Table

Remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has given executives with children a taste of a different way to live.

#beyond-meat-inc, #blakely-sara, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dimon-james, #ellevest, #executives-and-management-theory, #foley-john-fitness-executive, #krawcheck-sallie-l, #mckinseyco, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

Raised in a (Very) Crowded House, Now Feeding the Hungry in a Pandemic

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, the chief executive of Feeding America, is trying to meet a huge surge in demand. A $100 million contribution from Jeff Bezos helped.

#babineaux-fontenot-claire, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #executives-and-management-theory, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries

What Happens to Powell’s Books When You Can’t Browse the Aisles?

The enormous independent bookstore in Portland, Ore., became an unlikely tourist attraction. Now that it’s shut, Emily Powell, the chief executive, is having to rethink the books business.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #executives-and-management-theory, #portland-ore, #powell-emily, #powells-books, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

Pay Cuts Become a Tool for Some Companies to Avoid Layoffs

“Shared sacrifice” in the white-collar ranks aims to avoid the cost of staffing up again. With no end to the crisis in sight, it is a leap of faith.

#aon-corp, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #hca-holdings-inc, #kvh-industries-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

Michael Jordan: N.B.A. Champ, Marketing Legend and … Toxic Worker?

Experts say a difficult superstar is rarely worth the cost to workplace morale. Does the Bulls icon prove them wrong?

#aggression-behavior, #basketball, #executives-and-management-theory, #jordan-michael, #national-basketball-assn, #the-last-dance-tv-program, #workplace-environment

How They Keep the Flavored Water and Veggie Burgers Coming

Larry Praeger of Dr. Praeger’s Purely Sensible Foods and Kara Goldin of Hint Water have each had to navigate challenges for their companies during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dr-praegers-sensible-foods, #executives-and-management-theory, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food, #goldin-kara-e, #hint-inc, #praeger-larry, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

At Zappos, Pushing Shoes and a Vision

Tony Hsieh, C.E.O. of Zappos, is on an uphill mission to remake the company’s culture by banning the boss.

#computers-and-the-internet, #downtown-project-las-vegas, #executives-and-management-theory, #gelles-david, #holacracy, #hsieh-tony, #las-vegas-nev, #robertson-brian-j-1978, #workplace-environment, #zappos