New Issue of the Graziadio Business Review Posted

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Welcome to a new issue of the Graziadio Business Review. This issue includes a variety of articles written by knowledgeable authors that we believe you will find informative, insightful, and engaging.

Hiring Disabled Workers

Bringing the Whole Community into the Workforce

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One of our most underserved and underutilized groups is the community of disabled persons. Too often their ability to constructively contribute to society and the recognition of their need to do so is overlooked. In this article Michael Cafferky discusses the economic, social, and moral obligation to be more inclusive of disabled persons in the workforce.

 

The Benefits of Mindfulness in Leading Transformational Change

Managing Ambiguity

transformation shutterstock_293450465 smConditions such as globalization, rapidly accelerating technological advancement, and economic turmoil have rocked the business world in recent years, driving a corresponding shift in both the pace and nature of organizational change. As a consequence, organizations find themselves undergoing transformational change more frequently than in the past.

 

Revitalizing Organizational Identity to Spark Turnaround

Four Factors That Contribute To an Organization’s Identity

Identity is an important acartoon shutterstock_210479080 smallspect of the organization that can help it attract human, financial, and other resources critical for success. Over time, and especially in times of organizational decline, important identity attributes can atrophy, leaving the organization misaligned with its current and future competitive demands. This article proposes a model for examining and revitalizing identity attributes as needed to support organizational turnaround and avoid organizational death.

 

“Live Your Life in Crescendo”

Moral Insights for Leaders from Stephen R. Covey

Isitting-in-front-of-treen July of 2012, Dr. Stephen R. Covey, one of Time Magazine’s 25 “most influential Americans,”[1]passed away—about four months after a head injury suffered while riding his racing bike.[2] Covey was 79 years of age, and his regimen of personal fitness, which led to his death, reflected his commitment to what he often cited as the four key elements of his life: mental, spiritual, emotional and physical good health.[3] Covey was still at it in his efforts to maintain physical fitness, although he was nearing the end of his eighth decade of self-improvement—a quest for excellence that he sought in all areas of his personal life.

 

“Mr. Watson, Come Here!”

How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Healthcare!

“Mr. Watson, come here.” These immortal words uttered by Alexander Graham Bell on March 10, 1876 ushered in a new era in communication technology. Fast forward to May 1997 when another seminal technological event occurred: IBM’s Deep Blue defeated the world’s chess champion, Mr. Garry Kasparov, in a rematch by the score of 3-½ to 2-½. This was the first time a computer program had
defeated a reigning world chess champion under tournament conditions. The results sent a tremor through the chess world, and even more importantly, through the artificial intelligence universe. If machines could beat the chess champ, what else could they accomplish?

When you are finished with these articles, you might be interested in looking through our archives, book reviews, and videos.

If you have questions, comments, or would like to submit an article, please contact Nancy Ellen Dodd at: nancy.dodd@pepperdine.edu.

Topic: Change Management, Engagement, GBR News, Human Resources, Innovation, Knowledge Management, Leadership, Management, Org Behavior, Technology, Uncategorized
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