31 Mar CONNECTING STRATEGY, ESG AND PAY; DID YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION GO OUT THE WINDOW DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Welcome to this week’s business and media intelligence update, with insights collected by the Cannings team over the past seven days.
CONNECTING STRATEGY, ESG AND PAY – THE EUROPEAN WAY
- A new study has found most European companies already incorporate ESG metrics into executive pay. The report by global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson revealed that of 365 issuers from major indexes in continental Europe and the UK, 68 percent have at least one ESG metric in their incentive plans. Read more here.
DID YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION GO OUT THE WINDOW DURING THE PANDEMIC?
- Many workers have found themselves taking on unexpected duties beyond their original job description, as the pandemic transformed businesses and stretched many workforces thin. The average workday increased by 8.2 per cent in the pandemic’s early weeks, according to a study of 3.1 million people working from home around the world published by Harvard Business School. Read more in The Wall Street Journal here.
WELCOME TO THE NEW AGE OF EMAIL ANXIETY
- In a world where we’re bombarded with seemingly infinite notifications, an email can feel pointed and formal, like a real commitment that requires mustering up the emotional strength for the perfect response. Well, overthinking it might just make matters worse. A working paper from Dr. Andrew Brodsky found that the longer participants spent per character per message, the worse they reported their email ended up working out. Read more in The Wall Street Journal here.
TECHNO-BABBLE: HOW TO KEEP OUTSIDERS OUT
- Ah, yes … jargon. Every industry has its own – a conversation with a doctor or lawyer can be as baffling as a chat with a coder. But tech-speak is particularly powerful, and on the rise. The Economist discusses techno-babble, Silicon Valley’s “secret” language, which like all jargon, is designed to keep outsiders well, out. Read the article here.
NO SURPRISES HERE: SYDNEYSIDERS WFH MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS
- Transport for NSW data has revealed just how much the pandemic has reshaped our working lives. An analysis of daily traffic and public transport movements suggests most workers have chosen Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as “office” days. Read more on the report here.
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