Borderless Future

Jeans and other drugs: Novartis CEO Narasimhan’s prescription for a millennial-friendly culture

December 10, 2018

What does it take for a company to attract millennials? An inspiring culture—and jeans, according to Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan. “When you look at successful innovation-driven companies, you have to have people who feel inspired and empowered and feel the curiosity to come up with..

Respect for teachers is highest in Asia while LatAm lags behind

December 5, 2018

It’s often said that education is valued most in developing countries. In places where the social safety net is limited, the importance of education is hard-wired into the culture. However, the data shows that on one key measure — the esteem in which teachers are..

The forgotten generation: Let’s talk about Generation X

November 26, 2018

Millennials have relentlessly been at the center of branding and marketing conversations over the last few years. Marketers will not stop talking about them — often with misguided and unfounded generalizations. This level of hyper-focus, and what some might call a bit of panic, is..

What China can teach the U.S. about Artificial Intelligence

November 22, 2018

Every technology goes through an age of discovery and an age of implementation. During the age of discovery, the critical work takes place in research laboratories, where scientists make the breakthroughs that move the field forward. During the age of implementation, the technology reaches a..

How to make your workplace ready for Gen Z

November 20, 2018

Generation Z is about to change the face of the workforce. These new workers don’t remember a world without the internet and smartphones. They’ve witnessed hard times for their parents during the Great Recession. They’re coming of age in the era of #MeToo. And no,..

The demise of the 9-5: What will the future of the office look like?

November 15, 2018

With the aim to uncover what the workplace of the future looks like, video web conferencing provider PowWowNow delved into research and interviewed experts and young professionals to outline the changes society is bringing to the workplace. Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at..

The workforce needs AI — but AI needs human workers, too

November 13, 2018

Amid rapid advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, there’s mounting anxiety about what the rise of AI and automation will mean for millions of workers. As machines display ever-more sophisticated cognitive capabilities, generate new efficiencies and yield billions of dollars in cost savings,..

Three future workplace realities you must be prepared for

November 7, 2018

The world of work is changing faster than most realize. Human-like robots can now deliver the news, service you in retail stores and restaurants, lift a patient from a chair or bed or even be your therapist. More than 70% of people around the world..

Gen-Z is about to outnumber millennials. Here’s how that will affect the business world

November 5, 2018

Generation Z (Gen-Z) is known mostly as the generation to follow Millennials and is currently classified as the demographic born after 1996. Over the past decades, Millennials have taken much of the limelight and have been a primary focus of sales and marketing teams. Times..

It’s time to stop talking about millennials

October 29, 2018

A few weeks ago, a middle-aged friend joked to some office colleagues that he found millennials frustrating to handle — “until you have to convert a PDF file into a word document”. An actual millennial — normally defined as someone born between the early 1980s..