"We're seeing headline risk introduced to the market and any time there's new uncertainties, we see more volatility and flight to quality and investors fleeing risk assets," said Charlie Ripley, senior market strategist for Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis. … [Read more...] about Wall Street falls as China virus reaches the US
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In a 2018 Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time U.S. employees, 23% say they’re “always or very often” burned out. Another 44% said they “sometimes” feel this way. There are complex forces behind this trend, but it’s safe to assume that burnout doesn’t lead to innovation. Original thinking takes time—and strategic brainstorming techniques can help your organization step back and address meaningful challenges. … [Read more...] about Ditching the whiteboard and adopting two brainstorming practices helped my company thrive. Here’s how.
To seed a resilient culture. By default, companies are built in the image of their founders, which is why it’s vital to proactively introduce diversity of thought. “A resilient culture has a certain amount of resistance embedded in it. Not so much to capsize it, but enough so that it doesn’t atrophy,” says Grant. “What happens when startups get successful and grow is that they become more and more vulnerable to the attraction-selection-attrition cycle, where people of the same stripes are increasingly drawn to the organization, chosen by it, and retained at it. The way to combat that homogeneity creep is to proactively infuse the culture with originals who have the will and skill to think differently. It’ll put you in a much better position to continue innovating, not only on a product- or technology-level, but on all the decisions that go into running a company.” … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide To Hiring Original Thinkers