Weekly Round-Up: 7 Steps for CEOs After George Floyd Verdict, the Power of Inclusive Managers, the Future Workplace, Remote Employee Engagement, 20 Productivity Apps

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Round up of recent leadership and communication articles - The Grossman Group

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • 7 Steps for Business Leaders to Take After the George Floyd Case
    By Jen Colletta (@JenColletta via @HRExecMag), Human Resource Executive

    Diversity expert Dee C. Marshall, CEO of Diverse & Engaged, provides 7 immediate actions CEOs should take following the George Floyd verdict.

    As the world continues to react to the guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case, employers are working to provide support to their workforces, particularly employees of color, while considering how to use this moment to move the ball forward on equality...”
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  • How Inclusive Managers Create Glass-Shattering Organizations
    By Kristen Senz (@KristenSenz via @HBSWK), Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

    Get advice for companies working toward gender equality in this article about the book Glass Half-Broken by Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg.

    “Unless men embrace their role in eliminating gender bias and barriers, organizations and institutions will never leverage the value that women bring to the workplace. 'Most positions of power are still held by men,' says Colleen Ammerman, director of the Harvard Business School Gender Initiative and co-author of the new book, Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work. 'They have lots of opportunity to change the structures themselves.'...”
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  • The Future Office Is Not About Place
    By Tara J. Rethore (@TRethore via @ChiefExecGrp), Chief Executive

    CEOs can ask themselves these questions as they weigh options on the future workplace for their employees.

    Sixty-one percent of employers expect at least half of their staff back in the office by October 2021, according to a recent survey by HR consultancy Mercer. Another 87% say flexibility will define their workplaces like never before. The traditional office has meant centralized spaces housing the vast majority of employees with assigned desks and set office hours. Now, hybrid is top of mind...”
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  • Employee Engagement: Why Leaders Need an Intention, Plan and Respect for Time
    By David L. Bartholomew III via SmartBrief (@SmartBrief)

    Find out how to keep employees engaged in a remote environment.

    “Before looking at employee engagement in a remote working environment, we need to establish the difference between working from home as opposed to relocating work to home. If people live in a climate where severe weather is going to impact travel and they can’t go into the office for a couple of days, that is working from home...”
    Read more >> 

What were some of the best resources you’ve read this week?

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