Words and Phrases Often Used Wrong

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Words and Phrases Often Used Wrong

SpeechWe found this article in the Harvard Business Review that makes the claim that top business executives at leading companies have been heard using certain words and phrases wrong. It cites nine examples in particular. The article claims that incorrect …

Communicating With Employees in a Crisis

Small groupFrom Harvard Business Review are 5 smart tips for leaders on communicating with employees in a crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has now been going on for a number of months and changing as it goes. This has left organizations in …

New Era of Knowledge Based Gig Economy

Small groupAbout a decade ago it was expected that the gig economy would disrupt high wage (knowledge) work as well as low wage work. The latter saw great change with the creation of companies like Uber and food delivery services, mostly …

Has The Age of Social Media Peaked?

SelfieHarvard Business Review is even more harsh about this changing behavior, titling its story “The Era of Antisocial Social Media”. The article explains that a number of research companies performing recent studies have been finding that, among young people, …

The Case for Using Business Jargon

box-clipartHarvard Business Review interviewed English professor Anne Curzan at the University of Michigan about the use of business jargon. She studies the evolution of language. Professor Curzan makes the case that using business jargon has value in making our language …

Taking Social Responsibility Seriously

Harvard Business Review has an opinion piece from Rebecca M. Henderson, Harvard University’s John and Natty McArthur University Professor, based at Harvard Business School, about why more and more CEOs are taking social responsibility seriously. She explains that, “Companies are …

Facebook Warns About Too Much Facebook

Give Facebook credit. It has admitted that too much time spent on the social media platform is not good for one’s health or mental well-being. In its self-examination, it cited research studies critical of the time spent on Facebook that …

Great Brands and Great Salespeople Have Common Traits

Great brands have common traits with great salespeople according to Harvard Business Review. To make their point, they cite seven qualities each exhibit. What comes across from this article is that building the value of brands and salesmanship are …

Back to Basics for Social Media

According to research studies cited by Harvard Business Review, though marketers plan to double spending on social media in the next five years, the people in charge of doing so really have no clear idea where, or how, that …

Emerging Demographics, New Consumers

Harvard Business Review has a very good article on emerging demographics that will change consumption patterns around the world. For example, China is becoming a country of coffee drinkers and two-thirds of all new cars in the United States were …