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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.

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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.

    Mind the gap: Should brands weigh in on divisive topics?

    Mind the gap: Should brands weigh in on divisive topics?

    From issues of bodily autonomy to climate change to social equality, the world is increasingly polarized, and even companies can't escape hot-button topics. While once, organizations could keep their positions on divisive issues to themselves, consumers are demanding they take sides. But should they? And how can brands weigh in without alienating the people who disagree with their stance? Assistant professor Rhia Catapano explores how businesses can navigate these polarizing topics on the latest episode of the Executive Summary.

    • 15 min
    Emotions and Excellence: Why processing feelings is important for leadership

    Emotions and Excellence: Why processing feelings is important for leadership

    We often reach adulthood without ever being taught how to process our emotions. But an unprocessed emotion never goes away; it simply festers and grows. 

    Associate professor Maja Djikic joined the Executive Summary podcast to talk about how to identify if we're bad at processing our feelings, how we can get better at it, and what role organizations have in helping their leaders and teams understanding that skillset. 

    • 14 min
    Retirement savings is daunting: Can you nudge your brain to boost your savings rate?

    Retirement savings is daunting: Can you nudge your brain to boost your savings rate?

    A recent study from BMO found that Canadians believed they would need more than $1.7 million to comfortably retire. Yet many individuals nearing retirement have less than $100,000 saved. Why is thinking about saving - even when you have the means - such a daunting prospect? Assistant professor Avni Shah joined the Executive Summary to explain the behavioural barriers to retirement savings, and showcase some of her research into how we might overcome these blockers.

    • 15 min
    The real dangers of fake reviews: How a billion-dollar industry is reshaping e-commerce

    The real dangers of fake reviews: How a billion-dollar industry is reshaping e-commerce

    Phony stars and false testimonials are rampant online. But is this really a problem, how did we get here, and what responsibility to e-commerce platforms have in addressing the problem? Assistant professor Shreyas Sekar explores what the future of reviews looks like, and why platforms like Amazon should probably take the issue of fake reviews more seriously.

    • 15 min
    How to perfect your gift giving, according to research

    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.

    • 14 min
    Now is the right time to bake quantum into your R&D strategy...yes really

    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.

    • 14 min

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