Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Neurodiversity at work is beginning to mature as a concept, but the practice is still far behind in terms of participation and success. Michael Bernick estimated in 2021 that as few as 1,500 people worldwide are participating in Autism at Work programs. Increasingly, businesses are seeking more holistic pathways which don’t rely on a single neurotype and result in integration, rather than segregation or assimilation. We’re taking the lessons learned from the early trailblazing projects and making them a normal part of business life, just as we aspire to racial equity, gender parity and LGBTQ+ inclusion. And we’re not there yet. The Devil Is In The Detail While broad projects with clear objectives make sense as a starting point, integration involves nuance. Identifying hidden barriers is messy, implicit and buried in social culture and normative mutual expectations. We need to explore the psychodynamics of cognitively … [Read more...] about Is Basic Good Management The Key To Neurodiversity At Work?
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It's reality check time and we are opening the holiday-shortened trading week in a bear market in the S&P 500 after U.S. stocks had their worst week last week since March of 2020. The Federal Reserve hiked the federal funds rate by three quarters of a percent last week as it tries to cool inflation. I know, I said that would be "out of character" and "off script" on last week's podcast . So, you know the situation is pretty serious, and the Federal Reserve does not have inflation under control. No central bank does, for that matter. It's going to take aggressive interest rate hikes to get to what the Fed calls a normal rate environment (3.4%), which means we may very well see another 75 basis point hike at the Fed's next meeting in July. While that 3.4% may be normal, if you look at the last 50 years, it is not normal when you look at the past decade, which has been characterized by accommodative monetary policy via low interest rates and low inflation well under 2%. This is new … [Read more...] about Investing in Wine With the NBA’s Elite Players
Datuk Wong Tuck Wai has had a career spanning 45 years in property development. - A + A Vino Kumar Selvabalakrishnan will spearhead Kuantan Port as it strengthens its capacity to meet growing demand. PETALING JAYA (June 23): IJM Corp Bhd announced on Thursday the appointments of Datuk Wong Tuck Wai as chief executive officer (CEO) of IJM Land Bhd, effective July 1, 2022, and Vino Kumar Selvabalakrishnan as CEO of Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd, effective June 27, 2022. IJM Corp group CEO and managing director Liew Hau Seng said in a press release: "We have challenged our status quo by bringing in external talents for senior management positions. The lens that we adopted in evaluating the candidates focused on the group's strategic priorities and the key characteristics required to achieve them." He added: "Wong and Vino will further add fresh perspectives to their businesses, pursuing a clear vision for change and value creation in the markets we serve. … [Read more...] about IJM Corp appoints Datuk Wong Tuck Wai as CEO of IJM Land, Vino Kumar Selvabalakrishnan as CEO of Kuantan Port Consortium
It’s a new day for the way we work, and for most people that means the opportunity to work from home—at least a few days a week. This is a wonderful thing; after all, who doesn’t appreciate avoiding the commute, taking their dog for a walk over lunch or working in their yoga pants all day? Further, many disabled workers found themselves in a more comfortable position, with the option to cut out an uncomfortable commute and the option to create a welcoming home office. advertisement advertisement For those who have the option, getting out of the house can be a welcome change of pace—and can have a positive effect on everything from work-life fulfillment to motivation and career growth. The key is balance, and finding just the right mix of time in the office and time at home. Since many employers are offering the option for hybrid work, it’s wise to consider when you might want to work from home and when you want to make the trek to the office. Being … [Read more...] about 5 factors to consider if you’re debating returning to the office
"You need to constantly update and integrate software with changes made in other parts of the ecosystem. The maintenance of these components in the ecosystem is what engineering managers often refer to as technical debt." (Representational image: Maxim Tolchinskiy via Unsplash) Learning how to code isn't essential but having a digital mindset can help you thrive in a world driven by data and artificial intelligence (AI), explain Paul Leonardi and Tsedal Neeley in The Digital Mindset: What It Really Takes to Thrive in the Age of Data, Algorithms, and AI . In the book, Leonardi and Neeley share three approaches to develop this mindset and requisite digital skills: "Collaboration, Computation, and Change". Leonardi is the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at University of California Santa Barbara and an expert on digital transformation and organizational change. Neeley is the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, … [Read more...] about Book excerpt: The Digital Mindset: What It Really Takes to Thrive in the Age of Data, Algorithms, and AI
The Taegeukgi, or Korean national flag, and the Samsung Electronics flag fly outside the company’s office in Seocho District, southern Seoul. [JOINT PRESS CORPS] Comments on a recent YouTube video featuring Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong conjure up thoughts of comment sections under popular K-pop music videos. With over 10,000 comments, many flocked to praise Lee for welcoming U.S. President Joe Biden during his visit to Korea in fluent English, calling the 54-year-old businessman the “pride of Korea” and “a true patriot.” But in another alley, called the civic group community, Lee, son of late Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee, is labelled an aggressor, disrupting the country’s order and legal system due to his history of violating the law. Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong shakes hands with U.S. President Joe Biden on May 20 at the company's chip plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi. [YONHAP] The contrasting views over just one person … [Read more...] about [WHY] Koreans’ love-hate relationship with Samsung
This article first appeared in Forum, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on June 20, 2022 - June 26, 2022. - A + A AI and blockchain systems add a level of risk to the framework of financial risk management that can be categorised as new technological risks that organisations need to be aware of, and updated in the cybersecurity risk framework. By integrating security into every stage of the digital transformation, we can keep computerised systems safe from cyberthreats. It is imperative that financial risk management spans the entire life cycle, from conception to disposal. Security management is evaluated at certain points called “control gates” or “decision points”. The organisation must ensure security measures are implemented, security concerns are addressed and risks are understood before moving on to the next life cycle phase. Standards can be continually updated and improved using agile approaches. As part of integrating security, a security planning … [Read more...] about My Say: Emerging risks from AI and blockchain systems