2020 Hindsight: Learning for Tomorrow

Lead Change Blog

As businesses plan for 2021, it’s a perfect time to practice 2020 Hindsight – reviewing observations from this year for insights and learnings to leverage in the coming 12 months. In the spirit of learning from the past to create the future, here are five ideas to help you frame your 2021 business plan: Define changes about your target customer. How do these observations inform your 2021 business plan? So many terms come to mind to describe 2020: Unexpected. Uncertain.

2021: What Will Your Legacy Be?

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Bill Jensen The next five years are likely to be the most crucial in your entire career. If I’m not careful in how I pose the question, when I ask leaders about their legacy, I might get … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Learning future leaders legacy passions priorities progress strategy transformative disruption Uber

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You Can’t Leave Reliability On ‘Cruise Control’: 2021 will Bring Advances in the Automotive Tech Industry

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article You Can’t Leave Reliability On ‘Cruise Control’: 2021 will Bring Advances in the Automotive Tech Industry are those of the author Charles Macfarlane alone and not the CEOWORLD magazine.

3 Steps To Boost Your Critical Thinking Skills During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tanveer Naseer

As we’ve now passed the halfway point of the year, many leaders are now grappling with the reality that the COVID-19 global pandemic will not simply be a bad memory of 2020, but instead will be both a health crisis that lasts well into 2021, as well as an economic.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

The Best Open Enrollment Tactics in a Pandemic

Engaging Leader

However, the benefits open enrollment for 2021 must go on! With the virus still plaguing us, there are no standard operating procedures for our everyday lives…at home or at work. What’s worked in the past will need to be tweaked, if not completely revamped.

Top Five Open Enrollment Messages for this Year

Engaging Leader

Here’s a review of the changes to your 2021 benefits – Some employers will likely […]. Each year, open enrollment provides employers with a captive audience to promote benefits and educate the workforce about them.

Should We Be More Optimistic About Fighting Climate Change?

Harvard Business

By 2021, $150 billion of U.S. products will be sustainable. Economics & Society Sustainability Digital Article

It’s Time to Stretch: Use the Scarcity Created by COVID-19 to Your Advantage

CEO Insider

2021 is right around the corner. While many of us are eager to put this tumultuous year in the rearview mirror, we need to face the reality that the way we work will remain resource-constrained for the foreseeable future.

How the cloud is reshaping small business productivity

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Shyamal Parikh According to a research by Cisco, cloud data centers will process 94% of workloads by 2021. Businesses are changing the way they work. With the advent of superior technology like cloud computing, this change becomes … Continue reading → Innovation Techology cloud collaboration scalable security technology

Think Tomorrow, Act Today: Making Strategy Matter

Lead Change Blog

This is the time to practice 2020 hindsight, looking back at learnings from all the chapters in your business story this year and asking: What did we learn as an organization that can help us define expectations and activities for our team in 2021? For most organizations, 2020 was heavily tilted toward understanding – understanding COVID-19 and its impacts to daily life and business, causes and solutions to racial problems, and how to find certainty in uncertain circumstances.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

10 Shocking Statistics About Employee Engagement

Chart Your Course

Global Talent 2021 Study Oxford Economics and Towers-Watson, 2012. Global Talent 2021 Study Oxford Economics and Towers-Watson, 2012. The 2015 Deloitte Millennial Survey , Deloitte, January, 2015. 2015 CEO Challenge Conference Board Report , The Conference Board, 2015. The New Rules of Engagement The Hay Group, 2014. Predictions for 2014 – Building a Strong Talent Pipeline Josh Bersin, December 2013. Defining Employee Engagement Wikipedia.

This Strategic Pivot to Address COVID Will Help Your Business Thrive

Lead Change Blog

In the first scenario, a vaccine with over 90% effectiveness would be found by Spring of 2021, and the pandemic mostly over by Spring of 2022. There’s only so many COVID-related fires you can put out before you choke on the smoke yourself. This is what the founder and CEO of a tech manufacturing startup with 180 employees realized in early June as his beleaguered team addressed a host of problems.

Nine Ways to Be an Energizing Online Leader

Next Level Blog

Based on the plans of companies like Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Aetna, Mastercard and others, it looks like a lot of people are going to continue working from home well into 2021 and, in some cases, forever.

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Preparing Your Business for COVID-19

Lead Change Blog

In a perfect scenario, we will have a vaccine in late 2021. Due to the current concerns and widespread COVID-19 pandemic, companies are in the midst preparing for business disruptions that can last for at least a few weeks—if not longer. Preparations include creating a disease outbreak response plan, preparing for event cancellations, enforcing a more stringent cleaning process for offices, and cross-training employees in case some get sick or need to take care of family members who are.

Don’t Be Paralyzed by Positive Thinking

Next Level Blog

Well, Google has just announced that their employees aren’t going back to the office before July 2021 at the earliest. I’m observing (virtually, of course) more and more leaders who are short-termers. By that, I don’t mean that they’re not long for their jobs.

UK Study: A four-day work week would help workers and small businesses

HR Digest

In its latest forecasts, the Bank predicts the jobless rate will double to 7.5%, and only fall slowly in 2021. by the year, and only dwindle slowly in 2021. Although, many companies have said they will allow their workers to continue working from home, some until the end of 2021.

Microsoft adopts a hybrid workplace model by giving its employees permanent ‘work from home’ option

HR Digest

Microsoft had earlier notified its employees that the US offices will not be opening until January 2021. “At Microsoft had earlier notified its employees that the US offices will not be opening until January 2021.

How you treat your Employees will determine the FATE of your company

Brigette Hyacinth

7, 2021) to help struggling employees amid the pandemic. I am saddened to see so many companies quick to terminate employees—companies making profits, who don’t have to terminate staff and still choose to do so. Tough times reveal our true colors. Why not work together to find solutions to keep staff on hand for this temporary situation —going to a 3 day work week, cutting salary by x%, management taking a salary reduction, etc. Give the employee the choice to stay at a reduction, or not.

Microsoft adopts a hybrid workplace model by giving its employees permanent ‘work from home’ option

HR Digest

Microsoft had earlier notified its employees that the US offices will not be opening until January 2021. “At Microsoft had earlier notified its employees that the US offices will not be opening until January 2021.

How to Grow Your Ecommerce Startup in Year One

Strategy Driven

With financial security in place, you won’t need to worry about your labor and your investments going to waste as you’ll be prepared for your next great step into ecommerce profits for 2021. These tips are all designed for ecommerce startups in their first year – those which are ambitious to scale, but a little concerned about how to achieve sustained and sustainable growth into 2021 and beyond.

3 People to Share Dreams With Today

Jason Womack

Can you imagine your work/life a year from now? Can you "image-in" experiences you hope are on the way and (perhaps) even plausible surprises that could show up? This is NOT "wishful" thinking. It's your chance to direct your thoughts and energy toward what will change your future. There's a secret to getting (more of) what you want from your life and your work. It's not a secret because it's hard to learn or because no one wants you to know it.

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How to Revise Your Sales Compensation Plan during Covid-19

HR Digest

The WorldatWork survey results found that 22% of organizations are likely to be re-thinking sales compensation models for 2021 while 35% believe their sales organization will “recover in the second half of the year” and regain potential losses from the first half.

Hong Kong: How can I successfully apply for UK citizenship?

Strategy Driven

You will be able to apply from January 2021, whether you currently live in or outside the UK.

Improving Your Office For The New Year

Strategy Driven

In 2021, as professionals begin returning to their office spaces and welcoming a new year of hopeful normality, it’s important for all business owners to use this time as an opportunity.

Do You Ask Enough Questions?

Lead Change Blog

” Watch out Corporate America in 2021. Recently, while looking for a document on an archive drive, I stumbled across an unfinished draft from 2001. It features a “23-month-old son,” who today is almost 17. Ahhhh, the lessons we learn from little ones… “Wha’zat? Wha’dis? Wha’zat? Wha’dis?” ” my 23-month-old son repeatedly asked on the way home today. Like water torture. “What’s what?”

Performance Appraisal & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

This suggests that there are far greater concerns with employers’ financial viability during the pandemic, especially if it is prolonged over 2021 and beyond. There is no doubt that COVID-19 will impact sales for many months, perhaps even in 2021 or longer.

Investing in Enterprise-wide Security

N2Growth Blog

Worldwide spending on cybersecurity products and services is predicted to eclipse $1 trillion for the five-year period from 2017 to 2021. Does your organization view spending money on information systems security (cybersecurity) as an investment, a financial burden, or an unjustified cost of doing business? Is your security budget directed primarily to the Information Technology (IT) department?

How Co-working Spaces Could Benefit From the COVID-19

Strategy Driven

Apple and Facebook have also extended their work-from-home operations until 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the global economy into recession. Economists across the world are predicting the worst economic recession in history, as countries struggle to contain the deadly virus.

Shaping Performance & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

This suggests that there are far greater concerns with employers’ financial viability during the pandemic, especially if it is prolonged over 2021 and beyond. There is no doubt that COVID-19 will impact sales for many months, perhaps even in 2021 or longer.

Zapier’s Roadmap for Successful Work from Home

HR Digest

With more than a quarter of global professionals working remotely, work from home has become the norm during the pandemic, and now companies like Google, Netflix, and Twitter are stating that employees will not be heading back to offices until 2021. To save lives from COVID-19, governments around the globe had to issue lockdown orders. The toll on human relationships has been debilitating, with people forbidden from visiting family in hospitals, and people forced to isolate themselves.

The Process Required For Trademark Renewals

Strategy Driven

For example, you registered your trademark on August 1, 2016, you can file for renewal as early as August 1, 2021 or as late as August 1, 2022, since the former is the start of the fifth year after the registration date and the latter is the beginning of the sixth year since registration. A trademark is used to establish ownership of the products you sell and distinguish it from the goods of other manufacturers. It can be a word, name, logo, or any device.

Social Security Tax Deferral Plan a future burden for Military and Federal Employees

HR Digest

percent of their basic pay beginning with the mid-September paycheck, but the drawback is that it will have to be adjusted back in the payments from January 2021 onwards. The government plans a 3% pay rise for them in 2021, hence, the pain of repayment may lessen a little bit.

How to Solve Complex Problems Fast

Skip Prichard

Without disclosing the source, take this question as an example: “What must we all start working on now and over the next 18 months to realize year-over-year double-digit growth by 2021 without jeopardizing profitability or employee satisfaction?”. Simplicity in the Age of Complexity. The answer is simple,” the professor said, then he waited a minute and added the important qualifier, “if you are a mathematical genius.”.

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The Deficit Dilemma

Women on Business

trillion by 2021, the President got no love from Congress. Guest post by Lena Rizkallah (learn more about Lena at the end of this post). Valentine’s Day was two weeks ago. It was also the day that President Obama released his 2012 Budget, but despite all the proposed tax and spending cuts that would reduce the deficit by $1.1

We Need to Approach AI Risks Like We Do Natural Disasters

Harvard Business

Similar intelligence will be critical to curb the impact of potential smart device shocks as artificial intelligence evolves and the number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, sensors and actuators reaches over 46 billion in 2021, according to Juniper Research. Jose A. Bernat Bacete/Getty Images. The risks posed by intelligent devices will soon surpass the magnitude of those associated with natural disasters.

Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website

Harvard Business

Global e-commerce sales exceeded $2 trillion in 2017, and are on pace to more than double by 2021. Caroline Stirling/Getty Images. Sally’s finger hovered over the “Purchase” button. After hours of online sleuthing, she was pretty sure the green chair would complete her living room.

Hackers Are Targeting Your Mobile Phone. Here Are 15 Ways to Slow Them Down

Harvard Business

billion by 2021. Multi-bits/Getty Images. Mobile phones have become the new prey of choice for hackers and other nefarious individuals. Once compromised, our phones offer easy access to our personal and financial information, giving hackers the ability to sell that information on the dark web and to ransom our information. But despite the growing threats to our smartphones, most people — even most corporate executives — still don’t take basic security precautions.

INTERVIEW: Shannon Schuyler, Chief Purpose Officer at PwC, on CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

HR Digest

By 2021, PwC will reach 10 million students with access to curriculum and will train 100,000 teachers and guidance counselors and mentor 10,000 students. "Inclusion Without Exclusion". Adaptability is one of the mainsprings of diversity.

You Can Make Your Sales Data a Lot Better with a Little Discipline

Harvard Business

billion industry by 2021, but its solutions are only as good as the data behind it. Vincent Tsui for HBR. Business intelligence is projected to grow to a nearly $26.9 IBM determined that inaccurate data took a $3.1 trillion bite out of the U.S. economy in 2016. That’s why decision makers require spot-on data and efficient, streamlined systems to maintain it.

10 Technology Problems Modern Business Owners Have To Deal With

Strategy Driven

But by 2021, it’s estimated that the black-hat “cybercrime” market will be worth $6 trillion. Overcoming Common Tech Issues. To set your business up for the greatest success, you need to understand the sort of issues you’ll deal with regularly, and have some plan of action to handle them. Following we’ll briefly explore several key tech issues your business is likely to encounter today, and how to counteract them. I: Cybercrime.

Robo-Advisers Are Coming to Consulting and Corporate Strategy

Harvard Business

trillion by 2021. CSA Images/Printstock Collection/Getty Images. Does a robot manage your money? For many of us, the answer is yes. Online and algorithmic investment and financial advice is easy to come by these days, usually under the moniker of “robo-advisor.”