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How to think about growth in a digital economy

“Too many companies are still formulating their growth strategies based on traditional growth planning approaches — yearly cycles, historical analytics, and incremental thinking,” Didier Bonnet and Pete Maulik write. But that kind of thinking won’t get you far in a digital economy, Bonnet and Maulik argue. They argue there’s three universal “truths” for planning for […]

Lessons in inclusive hiring: Recruiting diverse candidates is an ongoing process and formalize your hiring process with a rubric for what makes a ‘good’ candidate

“Building a diverse newsroom is work,” Shani O. Hilton wrote in 2014 — work that begins long before you actually hire someone, Stacy-Marie Ishmael argues. Ishmael shares her lessons from inclusive hiring, including: Recruiting is a continual process, job descriptions are important and can play a part in who’s likely to apply, post your job […]

How journalists can take care of themselves after the election

Now that the election is over, it’s time for journalists to “de-campaign,” Melody Kramer writes. Kramer talks to psychiatrist Jill Shannahan about how to recover from the election and move away from around-the-clock election coverage. Among Shannahan’s advice: Be around people you like, do what feels good to you, take part in intelligent conversations about […]

Managers’ common fears about remote work and how to solve those problems

Remote work has been around long enough that we can now see that managers’ biggest fears when it comes to letting employees work remotely are surmountable, Alison Green writes. Some managers are afraid that letting employees work remotely will lead to lead to a drop in communication. Green says that’s solvable through the use of […]

A former AP staffer writes a newsletter that keeps former and current AP employees connected

Paul Stevens is a former Associated Press regional vice president who is now writing a newsletter that keeps former and current AP employees connected. When Stevens retired in 2009, AP corporate communications sent out a monthly newsletter, but when that newsletter ended, Stevens decided to pick it up. Called “Connecting,” Stevens rounds up top AP […]

Work is changing, and leadership development needs to change to keep up

“As work itself is changing, some of the basic tenets of leadership development are being challenged,” Ravin Jesuthasan and Marie S. Holmstrom write, as technology changes how people work and ultimately how they’re led. Jesuthasan and Holmstrom write that there’s there three key ways leadership development will need to change as work continues to change: […]

The number of journalists at digital outlets tripled in the past decade, but now it’s starting to plateau

You might have heard: The American Society of News Editors says it will no longer estimate the number of journalists working in newsrooms (ASNE) But did you know: Analyzing the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics, Alex T. Williams finds that while the number of journalists at digital-native publishers has tripled in the past decade, […]

Why hiring managers should let their team members meet with job candidates

Most hiring processes are missing an important step, Christian Bonilla writes: Letting members of the team, not just managers, meet with the candidates. Bonilla explains that their points of view can help managers make a good hiring choice, but it’s also a good professional development opportunity for the team members, as well. “When a team […]

Why aren’t more women running media companies?

There’s an imbalance in the number of male and female CEOs in media, Jeremy Barr writes. Even at female-focused media outlets such as Refinery29 and Bustle, those companies are led by men. But in order for there to be more women CEOs, Vivian Schiller says more women have to be in that role already: “The […]

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