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Business school briefing: in-person events; business school awards



Business School Updates

I hope you had a nice week-end. The return of in-person meetings and conferences means it’s time to re-evaluate the benefits of professional networking. Hybrid events that blend in-person and online elements provide a way to meet professionally in the post-pandemic world. But do they work? Written and edited by Wai Kwen Chan and Andrew Jack.

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Andrew Hill’s management challenge

Corporate schmoozing is coming back, judging by my unscientific polls from last week’s Chelsea Flower Show, where negotiators will see and be seen, and the promised return of the World Economic Forum in Davos next year.

But how useful is in-person networking, given all we’ve learned about the benefits of virtual conferencing? For the next one management challengeI would like to see a two or three sentence note to the boss justifying your request to attend a conference or in-person event. If not, step into the shoes of the management and send a short response on why video calls are better. I will watch [email protected] for your entries.

Thanks for the responses to last week’s theatrical challenge, where I asked what show you would put on for managers. Alison Chappell, who works at a large energy company, mischievously suggests that JM Synge The Playboy of the Western World “For our trading team”, while speaker Thomas Roulet sent a detailed synopsis for While waiting for DieuOVID, loosely based on Samuel Beckett’s existential masterpiece Waiting for Godot: “Each organization looks forward to [the end of the pandemic], but no one seems to know when, and more importantly, how it will happen.

In further reading, Ian Cook in Harvard business review offers some therapies for companies rocked by employees joining the “Great Resignation”. “Before you can determine the underlying causes of turnover in your organization, it is essential to quantify both the extent of the problem and its impact,” he writes.

Data line

In FT survey, Masters in Management alumni claim finance is the subject their schools are strongest in teaching, followed by general management and international business, write Leo Cremonezi and Sam Stephens.

Business schools are still not rated well by graduates for technology-related subjects, compared to general management disciplines. Graduates in the US and Canada gave lower scores for finance compared to alumni in other regions – and rated their schools very well for teaching international business. Here are more graphics on the MiM program.

Graph showing MiM subjects for which graduates achieve the highest marks from business schools in 10 (%)

Overview of employment and career

Our main article examines the evolution of the corporate social responsibility professions. While core functions such as finance and marketing remain, soft skills such as collaboration and resilience are becoming just as important.

Pilita Clark talks about Ted Lasso’s leadership lessons, the sweet comedy shows that it pays to be a kind and decent manager.

Jason Sudeikis and Sarah Niles in Emmy-winning comedy

Jason Sudeikis and Sarah Niles in Emmy-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” © Colin Hutton / Apple +

Post-pandemic hybrid trade events have their pitfalls. Viv Groskop explains that producing conferences with both in-person and virtual elements requires expertise – and few organizations have it.

Chris Sheldrick, co-founder of What3words, the localization app, shares his leadership advice on scaling an ambitious startup. He advises: “Have breakfast with a different employee each day to hear what they’re doing and gain insight and feedback. ”

In the shortlist of the FT’s 2021 Business Book of the Year, climate change, opioid addiction and cybercrime are among the themes analyzed in the £ 30,000 prize.

Six books in the running for the FT Business book of the year 2021

The judges praised the high quality of 15 titles, from which six finalists are selected

Finally, what advice would you give to motivate your coworkers if their boss doesn’t care what they’re doing?

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The best reads from business schools

Evergrande’s deadline shivers down the spine in Asia’s $ 400 billion debt market Traders are worried about the fallout if an indebted Chinese real estate developer starts to miss payments.

Line graph of yield (%) showing the Evergrande crisis triggers a sell-off of riskier Asian dollar bonds

China extends crackdown, declaring all crypto activity “illegal” The country’s central bank is seeking to prevent residents from trading on foreign exchanges.

Workers at a cryptocurrency farm in Dujiangyan, China.  Despite government crackdowns, the country remains a significant global crypto market

Workers at a cryptocurrency farm in Dujiangyan, China. Despite government crackdown, the country remains a major global crypto market © AFP via Getty Images

Beijing releases Canadians after Huawei CFO hits deal with U.S. prosecutors Meng Wanzhou flies to China after resolving fraud charges while Spavor and Kovrig return to Canada.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou (left) speaks to media at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada © AFP via Getty Images

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