The vanishing middle manager
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The vanishing middle manager

Middle management has been under a decades-long assault—and in the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis-driven need for speed has turned “flatter, faster, leaner” into a mantra. But what’s at stake longer term?

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How to Set Fail-Proof Goals
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How to Set Fail-Proof Goals

Shikha Tiwari, Founder of UReinvent, talks to my friend Jaba Sen Menon, Executive & Life Coach, about reasons behind goals often being beyond our reach and how we set achievable goals.

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Research shows a growing digital health market

The pandemic has served to accelerate acceptance among consumers for digital health technologies – but the acceptance is also extending to the medical provider and insurance communities, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) research shows.

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Why service industry workers should embrace, not fear, the AI-driven digital revolution

AI-driven automation will transform almost every service job in some way. But they will replace very few. It is because there’s always something that “globotics” can’t do. In other words, we won’t be seeing a future with massive factory closures; rather, more people would shift from long-term jobs to temporary, freelance work. Digital technology is driving job displacement, but don’t forget that human ingenuity is driving job creation.

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Digital thought clones manipulate real-time online behavior

The knowledge that technology companies are preying on their users’ digital activities without their consent and awareness is well-known. But Associate Professor Jon Truby and Clinical Assistant Professor Rafael Brown at the Centre for Law and Development at Qatar University have pulled the curtain on another element that technology companies are pursuing to the detriment of people’s lives, and investigated what we can do about it.

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How the pandemic is forcing managers to work harder

So managers have a lot more work to do in responding to the pandemic. Executives need to tailor their behaviour to individual employees’ needs. Ironically, though managers may have feared that remote working would allow employees to slack, it may be that managers have not been up to the challenge. Bosses may have spent too much time videoconferencing and not enough speaking directly with subordinates.

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