How will the post-pandemic business world look like – and how can your company position itself to remain an attractive workplace and keep up with the competition? Workplace culture may need to be adjusted to accommodate remote employees and promote more agile work practices. Leaders will have to change their management style to empower employees to be more autonomous and confident to experiment.

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To Thrive In Modern Economy, Forget Doing Things the Old Way
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During his business career, Lars Kolind was group chairman of Grundfos, the world’s largest manufacturer of water pumps. It might sound like a staid business, but this role led Kolind to groundbreaking epiphanies.

Summaries on New Workplace Culture
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Bring Your Human to Work

Honoring human relationships retains employees and builds stronger bottom lines.

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The Best Place to Work

Build an engaged workforce by understanding what motivates people.

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The Purpose Effect

Purpose-driven firms put principles ahead of profits; still, being purpose-driven is good for business

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Anese Cavanaugh

Contagious Culture

Individual employees can change corporate culture for the better through personal magnetism.

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How to Sustain Your Organization’s Culture When Everyone Is Remote

Your company culture can grow stronger even as your staff works remotely.

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Summaries on 21st Century Leadership
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Leadershift

John C. Maxwell says leaders can deal with baffling new challenges by making important “leadershifts.”

HarperCollins Leadership
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Humane Capital

Society needs more humane business practices. The future depends on it.

Bloomsbury
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Aaron Dignan

Brave New Work

Organizational expert Aaron Dignan offers stories and recommendations on engagement and performance.

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Aaron Dignan

Brave New Work

Does your organization erect stop lights or roundabouts?

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Imagine It Forward

Former GE vice chair Beth Comstock explains that firms without imagination can’t handle disruptive change.

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The News Is Fake, the Anger Is Real
The News Is Fake, the Anger Is Real

Anger, misdirected, can wreak all kinds of havoc on others and ourselves. It also primes a person for misinformation. Here is how to lower the temperature.

Companies and Vaccination
Companies and Vaccination

The question of the vaccination status of colleagues receives ever greater attention and importance. How do companies deal with the new situation?

Saving the World Through Business
Saving the World Through Business

Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard led his company down the road less traveled and became a model for businesses to do well while doing good. 

What’s Important in 2021
What’s Important in 2021

2020 will go down in history as a lost cause. What can you do to prevent yourself and your organization from meeting the same fate in 2021?

Persistence Is Key
Persistence Is Key

In my recent columns, we have seen how to nurture the creativity we all have and kindle the innovation flame with inspiration. But there is also a less fun part of the innovative and creative…

“For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”
“For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”

Companies are living systems, says management expert Michele Holliday. Cultivate the right conditions for growth and the whole will be more capable than the sum of the parts.

A Year in Interviews: Part II
A Year in Interviews: Part II

getAbstract was honored to speak to a number of renowned authors and thought leaders this year. Here are some of the insights we gleaned from a year in author interviews.

Most Useful Summaries 2020
Most Useful Summaries 2020

What has been the most useful summary this year, and why?

Declaring Human Rights
Declaring Human Rights

Though far from universally achieved, the affirmation of human rights represents the noblest aspirations of humanity.

Pandemic Fans the Flames of Burnout: It’s Time to Take Action
Pandemic Fans the Flames of Burnout: It’s Time to Take Action

Pandemic burnout is real – including for those with cushy work-at-home jobs.

“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”
Michael Lee Stallard
“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”

Business author Michael Lee Stallard on how to maintain connections in our private and professional lives – and why the pandemic could improve our working relationships enormously in the long term.