Weekly Reports September 2021

September 29, 2021

Weekly Report 21-71

  • STRATEGIC PLANNING IS TYPICALLY A PROCESS OF “ALIGNING the (presumed & forecasted) external environment with internal capabilities, but developing strategy inside-out with a group of executives is likely to be more operational than strategic, more continue-as-before than innovative… The rapid... Continue
  • September 22, 2021

    Weekly Report 21-70

  • “PEOPLE GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO AVOID UNPLEASANT INFORMATION THAT MAKES THEM FEEL BAD.”  A new 5000-person Harvard study found that even more prevalent than inattention or laziness being the rationale for ‘tuning out’ information, people chose to “avoid negative... Continue
  • September 18, 2021

    Weekly Report 21-69

  • THE COVID HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS ARE MISLEADING. Researchers from Harvard & Tufts Medical Schools studied Veterans Health Care Systems records for some fifty thousand admissions across the country to conclude that in the first six months of 2021 – after vaccination... Continue
  • September 15, 2021

    Weekly Report 21-68

  • MULTI-TASKING CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT PRODUCTIVITY. “Trying to do multiple things simultaneously, like calls or messaging while reviewing or editing reports, usually results in busywork, causing mental overload and reducing efficiency. ‘Parallel processing’ doesn’t exist, since our brains are simply not... Continue
  • September 10, 2021

    Weekly Report 21-67

  • BEING THE BEARER OF BAD NEWS IS NEVER FUN, especially if it results from one’s action or inaction. A few tips to at least lessen the stress on yourself, and hopefully the recipient: (1) Fess up and don’t procrastinate delivery,... Continue