The Role of Empathy in Corporate Social Initiatives
One out of five children in France live below the poverty line, which means a household with two children lives on a collective income of less than 1,700 Euro per month. When poverty strikes, it strikes everywhere, ruthlessly so: higher instances of diabetes related to obesity; sleep deprivation due to threadbare mattresses; lack of relaxing hobbies; noisier, more crowded, low quality housing conditions (or no home at all); academic failure; etc.
Super-acceleration and short-termism in Shanghai
Within the last 30 years, Shanghai has been through a dramatic evolution similar to the one that Paris has experienced for more than a century. This phenomenon has had a considerable impact on both life experience and the business environment. For 5 months, I conducted one-of-a-kind field research on how people in Shanghai experience what can be called “super-acceleration”. This experience, closely tied to a feeling of short-termism, can be defined as the fast expiry of trustable bearings.
Finding a better business approach to human rights
With globalization, reports of human rights violations in the manufacturing of products for multinationals have risen dramatically. According to the International Labour Organization, more people than ever before are being driven into forced labor across the world. How can we find a better balance between human rights and business?
The Importance of Being Ernest: Do You Live Up to Your Name?
Any parent can remember the subtle mix of excitement and anxiety accompanying the choice of their baby’s first name. This first name will follow the child their whole life, and in a study recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , we show that the stereotype that a given society has (for example, French society) of a first name (for example, Véronique) influences…the facial appearance of Véroniques living in France. Yes, we look like our first name. Literally. Our first name manifests itself in our face.
Being a responsive and responsible leader: the best antidote against populism
On Thursday 19th January, Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor of Law at HEC Paris will be at the Davos World Economic Forum. He will be leading a workshop on leadership and advising members from the Young Global Leaders Community on what the best practices for being a strong leader are. In this article, he identifies the 10 personal qualities that leaders of today may all have but too often lack.
Leading with Sense, the Intuitive Power of Savoir-Relier: Interview with Valérie Gauthier
In her most recent work, Leading with Sense: The Intuitive Power of Savoir-Relier (Stanford University Press), Valérie Gauthier, Professor at HEC Paris and holder of the HEC-Pernod Ricard Leadership Chair, describes how a switch from top-down leadership, with the emphasis on authority, to open leadership based on trust and sense, can revolutionize management modes.
Global business travel builds sales and stress: The seven stages of business travel stress
In their latest paper “Global Business Travel Builds Sales and Stress: The 7 Stages of Business Travel Stress” (featured in the HBR Blog Network of the Harvard Business Review), HEC Paris professors Michael Segalla, (Management and Human Resources) and Dominique Rouziès, (EDF Chair Marketing) explain how business travel is essential to firms and should not be viewed as a cost. It is an investment.
The power of reflection at work: Insight by HEC Professor Giada di Stefano
In a busy business world where everyone wants to increase the performance and productivity of the workforce, we tend to work faster and harder, making ourselves overwhelmed and running after time. A recent study by HEC Paris Professor Giada Di Stefano shows that to stop and think is not a waste of time, and would help us to be 23% more productive.