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4/24/2018

Domino's manages its digital platforms in-house and that helps the company offer innovative customer service, says Dennis Maloney, chief digital officer. The IT and marketing departments are closely aligned and follow agile methods to break projects into smaller pieces that can be acted on quickly, Maloney says.

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4/24/2018

High expectations can be inspiring for a business team as long as "they're consistent and clearly communicated," says former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. In this interview, Mayer discusses her time at Google, her tenure at Yahoo and what she is doing now.

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4/24/2018

Walmart recently rolled out a new, more comprehensive parental leave policy, and other companies have made similar moves in the first few months of this year. Some Walmart employees pushed for the change, but Jackie Telfair, the company's senior vice president in charge of employee benefits, said the business had been studying the issue "for a long time but hadn't been able to fully commit until tax reform allowed us to make investments."

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4/24/2018

Office bullies exert control by punishing disagreement or stringing people along with promises never kept, writes Alaina Love, who advises collectively speaking up. "They are empowered by every colleague and peer who knows the truth of their leadership style and does nothing to defend their victims or demand their departure," she writes.

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Alaina Love
4/24/2018

Esports is gaining fans, sponsors and investors -- selling out Madison Square Garden and getting financial backing from owners of major sports teams and retired athletes, among others. "They're all looking at the data and seeing a massively popular spectator-sport industry that is growing at an alarming rate and has barely scratched the surface in terms of monetization," says Bryce Blum of Catalyst Sports & Media.

4/24/2018

Leaders who use humor increase employee morale and productivity but could signal it's OK to cross boundaries, argues a paper in the Academy of Management Journal. "Workplaces are bound by rules and expected behaviors, and employees usually take their cues about what is and what is not permissible from their managers," writes Oliver Staley.

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4/24/2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recommends that Michigan's Department of Corrections improve its policies related to investigating sexual harassment allegations, saying the department violated a prison worker's civil rights. If changes are not made, the EEOC said, a federal lawsuit could be filed.

4/24/2018

Walmart Chief Sustainability Officer Kathleen McLaughlin claimed the No. 23 spot on a Fortune list of the world's greatest leaders. McLaughlin is helping to lead the company's environmental goals, including the business' push to get half of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.

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4/24/2018

Companies are showing a willingness to recruit novice board members as they add women and minorities to their ranks. Novice directors accounted for 45% of board appointees at S&P 500 companies last year, according to recruiter Spencer Stuart, and 2017 also marked the first year women and minorities made up a majority of incoming board members.

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4/24/2018

Women held just 6.4% of CEO spots in the Fortune 500 in 2017, despite research tying gender equality to better bottom-line growth, writes Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd. Companies need to implement policies that help working parents and ensure that women who speak up about harassment are protected, she writes.

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