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The World Management Survey at 18: Lessons and the Way Forward

With a dataset of 13,000 firms and 4,000 schools and hospitals spanning more than 35 countries, the World Management Survey provides a systematic measure of management practices used in organizations. This paper gives an overview of lessons learned and a management policy toolkit for policymakers. [Author: by Daniela Scur, Raffaella Sadun, John Van Reenen, Renata Lemos, and Nicholas Bloom]
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How Do CEOs Make Strategy?

A study of 262 Harvard Business School-educated CEOs traces differences in strategic decision-making across managers. CEOs leading larger, faster-growing firms tend to make highly structured strategic decisions and use more analytical deliberation. Management education has long-lasting effects on decision-making. [Author: by Mu-Jeung Yang, Michael Christensen, Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, and Jan Rivkin]
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5 soft skills and leadership strategies that are key for managing remote workers

Emphasizing soft skills can keep your employees happy, healthy, and productive when working from home. sturti/Getty Images Productivity, accountability, and job performance can decline when managers don't have the right soft skills, especially in a virtual workplace. Traits like trustworthiness, empathy, and playfulness can motivate employees to be more engaged, productive, and creative while working from home.  Managers should encourage fluid communication by offering regular check-ins, s...
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How employers can address increased gender inequality due to Working From Home

.su-pullquote {font-size:22px; color: #800000;font-weight:bold;} The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of work as we know it. Between flexible work arrangements, part-time contracts, and side gigs, it’s been difficult to gauge just how many people are working from home as a result. But according to Stanford’s research, 42% of the U.S. labor force was working from home full time (with 33% not working at all and 26% working on their business’ premises) as of June 2020. One study from MI...
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Google's Internal Data Suggests Employees Feel Less Productive At Home

The Information reports: Google's engineering directors are grappling with a worrisome trend: internal data that indicate productivity during the coronavirus shutdowns deteriorated among engineers, particularly newly hired ones. One internal survey viewed by The Information found that in the three months ended in June, only 31% of the company's engineers polled felt they had been highly productive, down 8 percentage points from a record high in the March quarter. That decline and more recent d...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Stanford, Satya Nadella, Tech, Information, Nicholas Bloom, Michael Bachman


RV makers are rushing to add office, desk, and WiFi options to cater to the new 'work from anywhere' crowd created by the pandemic

Blacksford's van. Blacksford The pandemic and the subsequent rise in remote workers has encouraged many Americans to take up the "digital nomad" or "work from anywhere" lifestyle. Many camper van, RV, and travel trailer makers have noticed the rising popularity of this community and are tapping into the potential client base by adding updates on existing builds or creating new floor plans. Companies like Bowlus Road Chief and Leisure Travel Vans already have remote work-friendly builds...
Tags: Travel, Work From Home, Transportation, Europe, UK, Stanford, US, Trends, Dave, Wheeler, RV, Digital Nomad, Airstream, Hazelton, Winnebago, Travel Trailer


RV makers are rushing to cater to the new 'work from anywhere' crowd as the pandemic continues to force people to rethink their lives

Blacksford's van. Blacksford The pandemic and the subsequent rise in remote workers has encouraged many Americans to take up the "digital nomad" or "work from anywhere" lifestyle. Many camper van, RV, and travel trailer makers have noticed the rising popularity of this community and are tapping into the potential client base by adding updates on existing builds or creating new floor plans. Companies like Bowlus Road Chief and Leisure Travel Vans already have remote work-friendly builds...
Tags: Travel, Work From Home, Transportation, Europe, UK, Stanford, US, Trends, Dave, Wheeler, RV, Digital Nomad, Airstream, Hazelton, Winnebago, Travel Trailer


6 ways to boost your team's creativity while working remotely, according to innovation experts

SewCream/Shutterstock Managing a remote team can be challenging when it comes to creative collaboration and group brainstorming. Robert Pasin, the CEO of Radio Flyer, says his team found new ways to be creative while working from home during the pandemic, including using digital tools to communicate design ideas and having their kids test out toy prototypes at home.  Don't exhaust your employees by scheduling long, draining Zoom sessions. Instead, encourage them to explore their creativit...
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Stanford Economist Predicts Working-From-Home Continues, City Centers Decline

The new "working-from-home economy" will likely continue after the pandemic, predicts Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, in an article shared by Slashdot reader schwit1. Bloom cites results from several nationwide surveys he's conducted: We see an incredible 42 percent of the U.S. labor force now working from home full-time. About another 33 percent are not working — a testament to the savage impact of the lockdown recession. And the remaining 26 percent — mostly essential service workers — ar...
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Employee Productivity and Engagement Will Drop Working from Home. Myths of the Remote Workplace – Part 2

As we continue to make this transition around how we manage our lives and careers, managers have the added responsibility of ensuring their employees are staying engaged, maintaining productivity, and feeling supported and connected to the team and the company. To avoid sabotaging yourself and your team, it’s essential to be mindful of these four costly myths that strike fear and doubt in the hearts of every manager. Here’s part one in this four-part series Leadership Academy – Online Cour...
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The 8 Myths of the Remote Workplace. Myth Two – Employee Disengagement Will Increase

The 8 Myths of the Virtual Workforce. Myth #2: Employee Disengagement Will Increase. If you’re concerned about attrition or rising disengagement, 76% of respondents said they’d be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible work options. (HBR) To further refute this myth, companies that allow remote work experience 25% less employee turnover than companies that do not allow remote work. (Owl Labs) The truth is, remote workers say they’re 35% happier in their jobs than on-site work...
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How To Work From Home: 10 Helpful Tips To Stay Productive

Best Tips For Working From Home Work From Home Working from home is not as easy as it sounds, and many people are suddenly learning this the hard way. Here are some tips that I hope will make it easier for you! With the Coronavirus pandemic taking an economic, physical, and emotional toll around the world, millions of professionals have unexpectedly been forced to work from home and telecommute for the first time. I’ve been working remotely (from home or in foreign countries) for the last ...
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Why The Economy Is Unlikely To Recover As Quickly As It Collapsed

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. But there is a reason economics is called the “dismal science.” There are emerging signs that any recovery will fail to match the speed and severity of the economic collapse that occurred in just a few weeks. The 2020 presidential and Senate elections likely will take place as the world’s largest economy is still att...
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How to Make Working From Home Work for you | By Beatrice Venturini

In his 2017 TED Talk, the British economist Nicholas Bloom jokes of how his mission to encourage working from home (WFH) was initially met with disparaging remarks like "shirking from home", "working…remotely" or simply, "getting paid for not getting dressed". He argued that WFH would save companies money, create more time for productivity and certainly reduce global pollution with less unnecessary travel.
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5 Ways to Cultivate an Incredible Workplace

Why do people want to work where they work? What makes them want to return to a particular workplace? Right now there’s a ton of competition for good employees in the job market. There are more jobs openings than there are workers. Employers are scrambling to keep employees on board through non-compete clauses, which are partially at fault for low wages . But any worthwhile business doesn’t need non-compete clauses, because a worthwhile business is a place where people want to work. The non-com...
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Some Facts of High-Tech Patenting

This study details the growth of patenting in software, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and related technologies in the twenty-first century, and the continuing dominance of inventors in large US, Japanese, and Korean companies. Researchers still need to understand the impact of such trends on social welfare more generally. [Author: by Michael Webb, Nick Short, Nicholas Bloom, and Josh Lerner]
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Study finds work-from-home employees more productive than office workers

Those who work from home are more productive than people who work in an office, according to a new two-year study.The ground-breaking experiment, conducted by Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom, showed an astounding productivity... [Author: [email protected]]
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5 Reasons to Allow Employees to Work From Home

The idea of letting employees work from home can be scary: Will their work slip? Will they be too disconnected from the office? Will they take advantage of the freedom? However, most of these fears have already proven themselves to be unfounded, as more research shows increased productivity, employee satisfaction, and employee loyalty from work at home staff. A TinyPulse survey found that: 91 percent of w...
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Harvard Business Review recipe returns: 'ascii' codec can't encode character

HBR Recipe returns the following. Anyone know the issue? Thanks. Fetch news from Harvard Business Review Conversion options changed from defaults: verbose: 2 output_profile: 'tablet' Resolved conversion options calibre version: 3.10.0 {'asciiize': False, 'author_sort': None, 'authors': None, 'base_font_size': 0, 'book_producer': None, 'change_justification': 'original', 'chapter': None, 'chapter_mark': 'pagebreak', 'comments': None, 'cover': None, 'debug_pipeline':...
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Working Remotely Works: How Smart Employers Can Build Morale and Enhance Productivity

Post sponsored by Rivier University By Brian Neese Many employees are attracted to the concept of working remotely. Not only does remote work allow for more flexibility in the workplace, but it eliminates the many problems found in open office environments, allows employees more sleep, and eliminates the daily commute. Unfortunately, remote work is not the standard. The New York Times reports that telecommuters make up only 2.6%% of the American workforce, when defined as those at private, nonpr...
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Working Remotely Works: How Smart Employers Can Build Morale and Enhance Productivity

Post sponsored by Rivier University By Brian Neese Many employees are attracted to the concept of working remotely. Not only does remote work allow for more flexibility in the workplace, but it eliminates the many problems found in open office environments, allows employees more sleep, and eliminates the daily commute. Unfortunately, remote work is not the standard. The New York Times reports that telecommuters make up only 2.6%% of the American workforce, when defined as those at private, nonpr...
Tags: Amazon, Sales, Company Culture, New York Times, Jetblue, Harvard Business Review, Ctrip, Sun Microsystems, Bloom, Rivier University, Korn Ferry International, Ctrip China, PGI, Telecommuting & Home Office, Nicholas Bloom, Remote Employee


Work From Home People Earn More, Quit Less, and Are Happier Than Their Office-bound Counterparts

An anonymous reader shares a report: Working from home gets a bad rap. Google the phrase and examine the results -- you'll see scams or low-level jobs, followed by links calling out "legitimate" virtual jobs. But Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Nicholas Bloom says requiring employees to be in the office is an outdated work tradition, set up during the Industrial Revolution. Such inflexibility ignores today's sophisticated communications methods and long commutes, and actually hurt...
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3 Ways to Build a Happier Team

Did you know that happy employees are more productive? There are many reasons to put a lot of effort into making your employees happier including improving overall efficiency, building self-motivated team and turning them into brand advocates. Surprisingly, money cannot buy employees’ happiness, so how to bring happiness into your office? How to Build a Happier Team Here are three things you can do to help your employees get more done in a day by making them happier. 1. Set up a More Product...
Tags: Yahoo, Sales, America, Management, Ibm, Glassdoor, Northwestern University, Knoll, Marissa Meyer, Westminster College, Zoho, Nicholas Bloom, James Liang, Ways to Build a Happier Team, UN International Labour Organization


Turbulence, Firm Decentralization and Growth in Bad Times

What makes some firms more resilient than others to large negative macro shocks? Raffaella Sadun and colleagues find that the internal organization of firms—specifically, the extent to which decision-making is decentralized from headquarters to plant managers—is an important mediating factor through which macroeconomic shocks affect firm performance and, ultimately, growth. [Author: by Philippe Aghion, Nicholas Bloom, Brian Lucking, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen]
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Tumultuous Times: 'Political Uncertainty Has Doubled the Around World'

In an interview, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, 43, discusses the era of political uncertainty that has been unleashed with Donald Trump's presidency and Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
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Tumultuous Times: 'Political Uncertainty Has Doubled Around the World'

In an interview, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, 43, discusses the era of political uncertainty that has been unleashed with Donald Trump's presidency and Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
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Management as a Technology?

How important are management practices to productivity? This study by Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen provides firm-level measures of management in an internationally comparable way, drawing on original data on over 11,000 firms across 34 countries. Differences in management practices account for about 30 percent of cross-country productivity differences. [Author: Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen]
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The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed

I love working with people from around the world and truly believe that distributed teams provide huge benefits for small businesses and startups. I’m not alone to think so – according to a study updated in September 2015, the number of people working remotely risen 103% in the past year. Still, even as the number of remote workers has increased, some companies continue to resist allowing for more flexible work environments. Even worse, some companies, like Yahoo, have rolled back their distrib...
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