Posted by & filed under Chapter 11 - The Grievance Arbitration Process, Chapter 7 - Defining and Commencing Collective Bargaining, Chapter 9 - Strikes and Lockouts, Communication, Conflict, Decision Making, Ethics, Human Resource Management, Management, Negotiation, Social Responsibility, Strategy.

Description: Video posted on Facebook, Twitter by Unifor Canada draws critical reaction

Source: CBC.ca – video report

Date: Sep 09, 2018

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/unifor-defends-video-identifying-scabs-at-dj-composites-1.4816496

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think posting this video is acceptable union activity to counterbalance the work being done by scabs?
  • What are the ethical issues involved?
  • Do you think this publicity will affect public perception of Unifor and unions in general?

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Description: (Reuters) – Campbell Soup Co’s board is drawing up a list of CEO candidates, with Chief Operating Officer Luca Mignini emerging as the top internal contender, as the company seeks to fend off a proxy challenge from Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund, Third Point LLC, people familiar with the matter said.

Source: Yahoo.com – Reuters

Date: Sep 10, 2018

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-campbell-soup-steps-ceo-search-coo-contender-135036632–sector.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this report say about the selection process taking place at Campbell Soup?
  • What are the competing directives within the organization seeking to control the management?
  • Do you think the firm will be directed towards a merger or acquisition?

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Description: The fast food industry thrives in most of the world. Chains like McDonald’s and Burger King typically come out on top in the $651 billion fast food industry. In Vietnam, however, the brands have failed to take off. McDonald’s and Burger King have more than 36,000 and 16,000 locations across the globe, respectively. But in Vietnam, McDonald’s has 17 stores and Burger King has 13. In Vietnam, a country spoiled for choice when it comes to food, some U.S. fast food chains are struggling to compete with the local competition.

Why McDonald’s and Burger King are failing in Vietnam from CNBC.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Sep 13, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/28/mcdonalds-burger-king-vietnam-fast-food.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why are fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and Burger King having such a hard time growing in Viet Nam?
  • What strategies would you recommend to management in order to improve growth and adoption by consumers?

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Description: From January-July 2018, Adjust analyzed 8 billion app installs worldwide and found that on average, apps get deleted in 5.8 days after they’re downloaded. Entertainment apps get uninstalled the quickest and lasted less than one day on average before they were removed.

Source: eMarketer.com

Date: Sep 13, 2018

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/most-apps-get-deleted-within-a-week

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about how long users keep apps on their devices?
  • What are the reasons offerred?
  • Why else do you think users might delete an app?
  • What is the message for app developers?

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Description: Americans have been on a quest to get the most out of every working minute since the nation’s founding, often at the detriment of the people doing the work.

Source: FastCompany.com

Date: Sep 12, 2018

Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90230330/how-our-obsession-with-productivity-evolved?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=2&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=09122018

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about our perception and understanding of productivity?
  • Why do you suppose we behave this way?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #635 – Host: Mitch Joel. I’ve been following the work of Tim Grahl for many years. If you’ve written a business book, and then had to do the hard work of marketing and selling it, Tim is the person to know.

Source: SixPixels.com

Date: Sep 09, 2018

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-635-running-down-a-dream-with-tim-grahl/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • What did you learn about entrepreneurialism and Tim Grahl.
  • Which single item stood out to you in this podcast?

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Description: That paycheck will never be big enough if it’s the only reason you’re going to work.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Sep 13, 2018

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/319970?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you agree with this list and the ranking?
  • Is there anything else missing, in your opinion?
  • Which item resonates most with you?
  • How does starting a business satisfy these items?

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Description: Great White North Franchisee Association president is no longer a franchisee, company says

Source: CBC.ca

Date: Sep 04, 2018

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tim-hortons-franchisee-1.4809590

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the issues in this dispute?
  • Do you think either side is handling the conflict effectively?
  • What might be the consequences of this dispute with respect to potential and current franchise owners?
  • What would you advise the players do to resolve the conflict?

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Description: Two tech titans made billions and remade the city. Is it any better off?

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Aug 30, 2018

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-30/how-big-tech-swallowed-seattle?srnd=businessweek-v2

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the impact tech company investment has had on Seattle?
  • What lessons are there for managers of these and other firms?

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Description: Despite backlash and boycotts by some consumers, Nike’s online sales actually rose in the days after the advertisement debuted.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Sep 06, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/07/nikes-online-sales-surge-in-days-after-kaepernick-ad-debut.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the written and video reports say about this issue?
  • Do you agree with the analysis?
  • How do you think this will play out for Nike?
  • How should management at other sport-brands like Adidas, deal with this publicity?