Details still matter, and that's especially important when it comes to filling in informal gaps within workplace culture, says research scientist Jennifer Deal in this Big Think video. Newer employees may do things that are outside workplace norms but aren't explicitly addressed, and that's understandable, she says. "[Your direct reports] need you to tell them what these things are so that they can be effective, too," Deal said.
Softtek wants American companies to "nearshore" their IT services to Mexico rather than Indian firms. Mexico's proximity to and cultural affinities with the U.S. allow Softtek to operate more efficiently than its Indian rivals, says Benigno López, the firm's chief globalization officer.
Hank Greenberg, the former chairman and CEO of AIG, was forced to leave the insurance company in disgrace four years ago. Now, with federal prosecutors breathing down his neck, the 83-year-old is fighting to recover his reputation.
Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election will find himself in a position that demands enormous managerial and cognitive skill, Wharton professors agree. The ability to persuade is perhaps the most important trait, because unlike a CEO, a president can't get much done on his own.
A 13-year-old British student turned in an essay written entirely in the jargon used for text messaging on mobile phones, which has sparked a debate about literacy standards in the U.K. The stunned teacher said she could not translate much of the essay that included phrases such as "We used 2go2 NY 2C my bro" and "ILNY, it's a gr8 plc."