Enter digital innovations that offer a tantalizing promise: to automate the laborious task of alerting people who have been exposed to the virus. Numerous governments have championed such apps as a means of augmenting manual contact tracing. As an economist who tracks digital technology’s use worldwide, I’ve found that the experiences of these countries reveal challenges to getting enough people to use the apps. Unfortunately, these challenges appear to me to be all but insurmountable in the U.S. … [Read more...] about Digital contact tracing won’t save Americans from COVID-19
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Within two weeks, nearly 900,000 people — or about 1 out of 5 Norwegians older than 16 — had started using the app. But by mid-June, the government had temporarily turned off the service after data protection regulators there said Norway had so few coronavirus cases that the risks of intensified surveillance outweighed the app’s as yet unproven public health benefits. This week, the country’s data watchdog formally imposed an interim ban on the app. … [Read more...] about Virus-tracing apps are rife with problems. Governments are rushing to fix them
Holistic leaders appreciate and apply a mix of creative and analytical ways to create value for themselves and others, to overcome challenges and create new possibilities. Technology today allows us to gather and slice and dice data in various ways and also helps in future predictions. This invariably creates a pull for strong analytical and data skills. At the same time, the idea of being truly strategic demands an ability to see beyond and behind data, to nurture and draw upon our intuition and not only cut information into different pieces but also stitch and weave a possibility with existing, limited or at times no data. Leadership development thus needs to focus on analysis as well as synthesis. It should help leaders in nurturing a sense of balance and harmony between forces that are perceived opposite or contradictory like data and intuition, short-term and long-term value, purpose and profit, courage and compassion, thus making it holistic. It also highlights that learning and … [Read more...] about Leaders are made, not born: 10 leadership development principles that help create long-term value
“With significant growth through its digital storefronts, including Microsoft.com, and stores on Xbox and Windows, the company will continue to invest in digital innovation across software and hardware. New services include 1:1 video chat support, online tutorial videos, and virtual workshops with more digital solutions to come,” the company said. … [Read more...] about Microsoft joins the list of retail casualties with plan to close almost every store
“Kids can lose interest at any point. A teacher must be sensitive to that. High energy, fluency of language, vocal intonation, and gesturing help. Besides communication, an online teacher must be equipped with tactics, games, and activities to bring back drifting attention,” explains Anshul Bhagi, co-founder and CEO of Camp K12. … [Read more...] about Online teaching is hot skill now, but what does it take to get there?