Ethical Systems’ Breaking the FeverPodcast Series on Climate Change – Episode 23 In this episode, Charles Hecker and Michele Wucker revisit their risk assessments from early 2020 and share their perspective for the year ahead. From political division to rising inequalities, from climate to debt:  2020 avoided the worst 2021 will be very challenging on…

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Ethical Systems’ Breaking the FeverPodcast Series on Climate Change – Episode 1 Opening the series was Chicago-based strategist Michele Wucker, author of the international bestseller THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore. Her recent Washington Post article, “No, the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t an ‘unforeseen problem’“ challenges the idea…

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Maintaining a healthy workplace in the waning days of the pandemic As the economy begins to recover, your business may need to bring in more staff. But the risk of illness is still real, and it’s important to show strong and principled leadership to keep your workforce healthy. Here are some steps to lead on…

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How to ethically re-hire employees after lay-offs and furloughs With the COVID-19 pandemic showing signs of retreat as vaccination efforts expand, intact businesses look to the future. Many companies coped with the pandemic economy by laying off or furloughing employees. As business picks up, what is the best way to bring back workers? Once a…

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How COVID-19 lights the way to a more cooperative and flexible workplace culture As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve become accustomed to the “new normal”: wearing masks, social distancing, and staying home. For those fortunate enough to have jobs, safety procedures became second nature, or working from home became the…

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This TED Talk looks at what’s changed at Verizon during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to lead and communicate during a time of change. Craig Silliman, Verizon’s executive vice president and chief administrative, legal and public policy officer, discusses not only how to meet the challenge of COVID-19, but also how outside events can spur…

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As vaccines roll out, recipients look forward to reconnecting with family and friends. But as vaccinations reach more working adults, business leaders need a plan to bring virtual staff back to work safely. No one wants their facility re-opening to be a super-spreader event. Informed and pre-planned safety should guide your planning. While vaccination gives…

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The traditional, physical office is not going away any time soon despite advances in technology allowing people to work remotely, either at a home office, coworking space, virtual office, or another remote location (such as a coffee shop, library, or bookstore). Similarly, face-to-face meetings will not disappear, even though we can use email, phone, text, or…

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The pandemic has spotlighted the inequalities already present in our society. The ethical challenges to businesses at this time may be familiar, but they take on new meaning and priority now. Trauma heightens people’s sensitivity to actions. What happens particularly between workers and management during this crisis will shape their relationship for decades to come. …

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In this conversation, Danielle Allen talks with TED head Chris Anderson about how to deal with both the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global economic crisis.

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