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Bob Iger
Game Changer

Disney’s Return to Office Mandate Shows Failure of Imagination About How to Innovate in Hybrid and Remote Work

Disney’s CEO Bob Iger demanded on Monday, January 9, that all employees return to the office for at least four days a week because "in a creative business like ours, nothing can replace the ability to connect, observe, and create with peers that comes from being physically together.” That’s similar...
Jason Richmond
Game Changer

Lessons Learned on a 13-Hour Road Trip

There was a collective groan when the airline check-in person announced our flight would be delayed. Travel-weary passengers shook our heads and hoped for the best but became increasingly dispirited as a second and third delay were declared. I’d just spent some quality time visiting my mom who lives nearly...
Frank Watanabe
CEO Insider

Is It Time to Rethink Paid Time Off?

Many aspects of the workplace have evolved in the past century, with some accelerating in the past few years, catalyzed by the massive workplace disruptions wrought by the COVID pandemic.  One facet that has proven surprisingly resistant to change, however, is companies’ approach to paid time off (PTO). At last,...
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