15 Apr HOW REMOTE WORKING CHANGED CRISIS COMMS; HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA: A CATCH-22 FOR CORPORATES
Welcome to this week’s business and media intelligence update, with insights collected by the Cannings team over the past seven days.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA: A CATCH-22 FOR CORPORATES.
- Australia’s largest corporations may be headed for trouble with China. Those listed companies that criticise China’s human rights record when reporting in their modern slavery statements could face a backlash from Beijing, according to Måns Carlsson, head of ESG research at Ausbil Investment Management. China imports more than $80 billion worth of Aussie products a year. Read more in The AFR.
JPMORGAN CEO’S FIVE LESSONS FOR DECISION-MAKING
- In his annual letter to shareholders, the CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, shares the five key lessons he says he has learnt when it comes to making tough decisions. Read all about it here.
POST COVID RECOVERY – THE GOOD NEWS
- The unemployment rate has fallen again, to 5.6 per cent, according to this week’s update from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It’s the sixth consecutive monthly rise in employment, with the economy adding a further 70,700 jobs in March – the final month before the end of JobKeeper. Read more here.
HOW REMOTE WORKING DURING COVID IS CHANGING CRISIS MANAGEMENT
- Working from home has changed how employers prepare for, respond, and manage crisis situations. And when the pandemic ends, knowing how to communicate with and manage home-based employees during a crisis will continue to be important. Read all the ways the pandemic changed crisis communications here.
ZOOM-FACE ENVY. YES, IT’S A THING.
- Among the many unexpected side effects of pandemic lockdowns is a surprising rise in face lifts, at least in industrialised countries. It seems we want to look our very best for those never-ending but important video calls. After all, asks The Economist, who wants a lockdown-face?
GOODBYE SWEATPANTS AND SPANDEX
- What was once a luxury (getting to wear trackpants while we work), is now getting old, with many office workers eager to dress up like old times for work again. The Wall Street Journal speaks to workers returning to the office and finds that in some instances people are even “overdressing” for work to feel better. Read all their stories here.
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