You know there’s valuable research and thought leadership on management issues that would help you and your organization move forward. But you don’t have time for a lot of in-depth reading – and where would you even start?
The answer is Rotman Executive Summary: your inside track to the latest insights and innovative ideas from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Each episode features a Rotman faculty member sharing their expertise on a topic that organizational leaders tell us they want to know more about — from creating HR systems that truly care about employees, to weighing the costs of sustainability, to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
Through brief, engaging conversations you can listen to anytime, anywhere, Rotman Executive Summary offers specialized expertise, practical tips and fresh perspectives that will sharpen your own thinking and help shape your organization’s strategic agenda.
How to perfect your gift giving, according to research
Research tells us we're probably not as good at gift giving as we'd like to think. Assistant professor Cindy Chan joined the Rotman Executive Summary podcast to explore the science behind better gift exchanges, how we approach the process asymmetrically, and how presents can actually change - and improve - our relationships. This is an episode you'll definitely want to unwrap ahead of the holidays.
Now is the right time to bake quantum into your R&D strategy...yes really
Even as they wrap their heads around AI, business leaders and organizations should be devoting some R&D resources to quantum computing. Though it's still a nascent technology, Professor Francesco Bova joined the Executive Summary to explore the huge potential economic benefits of the new form of computing, and explains why every business should be getting themselves "quantum ready" today.
Why isn't Canada in a recession and what does it mean for our long-term prosperity?
Professor Walid Hejazi joins the Executive Summary to explain the macro-economic trends keeping the economy chugging along and kept us out of a recession (so far), and why they might be detrimental to our economic health.
Is it time we all embraced the 4 day work week?
Four days of work, 100 per cent of the pay — that might sound like a fantastic idea for employees. But there's a lot of benefit to a reduced work-week for employers as well, says professor John Trougakos. He joins the Executive Summary to talk about why a four-day work week is better for employees, what it means for organizations, and how companies can actually make a shorter week work.
How to build a better board
With challenges including continued upheaval from the pandemic, political and global instability, a changing workforce, new technology, and more, the makeup of the board of directors — and its ability to shape and influence organizational responses when things go wrong — is more important than ever. And it's crucial to ask: do boards have the right talent at the table, and what it will take to build a better one?
How to create a remote work policy that works for everyone
What role should the office play, and can companies create equitable and sustainable WFH policies that work for all employees? Rotman's Sarah Kaplan and Carmina Ravanera weigh in on the future of hybrid work.
Economic advise that I can trust..
Great to hear from Rotman Prof’s on economy, business, tech, gender equality, diversity, and such other topics.