AUG 2014.

CONTENTS

TALKING POINTS

@itsnrk @lyndagratton The Key is a really good read. Like The Shift, it gets you thinking quite deeply about what's happening out there. - Simon Gosney,
@simongosney 27 Apr

Finally got around to watching @lyndagratton at @RSAEvents: 'Corporations as a Force for Good' #RSAGratton http://bit.ly/1rzMnbu Brilliant! Krista Länkelä
@kristahelmi Aug 27

@lyndagratton I've been waited for your new book to publish in Japan and now I got it! pic.twitter.com/vFMujYLODn - Keita
@fkeita31 Aug 11

ARTICLES

THE KEY LAUNCHES IN JAPAN

Lynda Gratton’s latest book, The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems hit bookstores in Japan earlier this month, and launched with big reading event attended by over 80 people. Lynda’s last book The Shift has been hugely popular with Japanese readers and we’re hoping they’ll find The Key just as inspirational.

If you haven’t had a chance to read The Key yet, why not order a copy today?

WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK? – ADAM GRANT

This month’s Hot Spots friend is Wharton Professor Adam Grant, author of Give and Take and one of the most popular bloggers on LinkedIn. Adam is Wharton’s youngest full professor and was also voted one of the 40 best professors under 40. We really admire Adam’s work, and Lynda recently referenced it in her article about HR policies based on giving. We were also really pleased to note that Adam mentioned The Key as one of his 12 business books to read in 2014.

ARE WOMEN REALLY A DIVERSITY ISSUE?

By Haniah Shaukat

What does Inclusion & Diversity mean to your organisation? It seems counterintuitive, but in many workplaces, diversity initiatives still boil down to one thing: women. This hardly makes sense: in a world where women make up roughly half of the workforce, why are we still a diversity issue?

It seems to me that in 2014, diversity initiatives should have moved on and flexible working arrangements should be part of the mainstream rather than a fix for helping mothers re-enter the workplace. More

ARE YOU A COLLABORATIVE CONSUMER?

We’re always interested in collaboration here at the Hot Spots Movement which is why we were greatly intrigued with the concept of collaborative consumption as outlined by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers in their book What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live. The book takes a look at the rising trend typified by businesses like Air B ‘n’ B, Etsy and eBay and how they are, at heart, exercises in mass collaboration.

Two of the most visible manifestations of this trend are crowdfunding and viral fundraising. More

Hot Spots Commentary -
IS DAIMLER’S OUT OF OFFICE POLICY REALLY THE WAY FORWARD?

By Tina Schneidermann

One of this summer’s hottest discussions was the new Daimler out of office email policy. As of this summer, anyone trying to contact a Daimler employee while they were on annual leave receives a brief message informing them that the person they are trying to contact is away, and that their message - and any others sent before the recipient’s return – will be deleted. The news sparked a lively debate, with some branding it extreme and others, like Financial Times journalist Lucy Kellaway, admitting they had come round to agreeing with the policy. More



COMING SOON…

Lynda Gratton was featured on the cover of this month’s Australian Management Today magazine, with an interview by Stefan Stern – you can read it online now.

The Japanese translation of Lynda Gratton’s latest book The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems is available to buy now.

Did you know you can sign up for FoW membership year round? Join now to participate in our upcoming theme about the 100-year life and its inevitable effect on work and careers. Contact tina@hotspotsmovement.com for more details.

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