Issue 107, Summer 2022
In this issue
- Specialization. Scarcity. Rivalry. Humanity. Companies that understand—and harness—these forces will have an edge in creating vibrant workforces capable of achieving sustained, positive outcomes.
- Explore perspectives on strategy, leadership, innovation, and more from interviews with top chief executives. For more insights, see PwC’s Global CEO Survey.
- As we redesign work for the hybrid future, it is vital to understand the ways that information flows and networks form within organizations.
- GMONext-generation leaders need to prioritize environmental, social, and governance issues to build their own legacy.
- WorkforceA trio of 20th-century thinkers yields insights into how to align culture with strategy and energize employees today.
- WorkforceThe ability to manage people at scale is more relevant than ever to the CEO role.
- Thought leadersCEO Annikka Hurme on innovating for growth and sustainability.
- WorkforceHybrid and remote work are complicating many of the collaborative challenges that were present long before the pandemic arrived.
- s+b BlogsWorkforceThe pandemic has encouraged some bad behaviors that leaders need to look out for in the new hybrid world of work.
- WorkforceBoundaries clarify responsibilities and expectations. Both employers and employees need to identify, set, and maintain them to keep people engaged and deliver strong performance.
- Tech & innovationAs spending on streaming content skyrockets in the media and entertainment industry, a new formula is needed to drive a sustainable return on investment.
- LeadershipCEOs can hone their decision-making skills by studying leaders who directed world-changing projects.
Books in Brief
- A new book suggests that the ways in which CEOs define the relationship between politics and business will shape our world in the future.
- In her new book, Smart Growth, consultant and speaker Whitney Johnson describes how the best career paths trace an arc of self-discovery.
- An account of Jay Powell’s tenure as chair of the US Federal Reserve details a transformation from lender of last resort to the backup lender to the entire world.
- Arthur Brooks’s new book on aging shows how a healthy awareness of one’s own mortality can influence personal and professional lives for the better.
- In his new book, The Power of Regret, best-selling author Daniel Pink makes a case that regret can serve as a compass for better decision-making.
- Human ingenuity has gotten us into a global environmental crisis. According to Pulitzer Prize–winning author Elizabeth Kolbert, it also has the potential to get us out.
Endpage: Recent Research
- Being an effective manager requires strong communication skills, including writing. A few tips can help you avoid common traps and raise your game.