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Marketplace: Can company culture survive Zoom?

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor of Organisational Studies at Cambridge University Business School, comments on organisational culture during coronavirus pandemic. She says ‘the importance of intention should be one of the most valuable lessons about company culture to come out of…

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Rite of passage

Organisations can learn from anthropology in using the pandemic as a "liminal" experience or time of trial, says Harvard Business Review article co-authored by Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville. Organisations can learn from cultural anthropology in using the coronavirus pandemic as a…

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Learning from wolves

Ecological theories of adaptation can help businesses adjust to unprecedented planetary shifts, says new study co-authored by Jennifer Howard-Grenville of Cambridge Judge. Current concepts of how organisations adjust are grossly inadequate in light of unprecedented planetary shifts such as climate…

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Harvard Business Review: How has the past year changed you and your organisation?

Organisations can learn from anthropology in using the pandemic as a ‘liminal’ experience or time of trial, says Harvard Business Review article co-authored by Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville of Cambridge Judge Business School. “The pandemic’s social and economic toll will be…

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Financial Times: Women in meetings should be heard as well as seen

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the importance of gender diversity in top management teams. Quoting the Cambridge Judge study that suggests diverse teams improve performance, Jennifer said: “You want people who…

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HR Daily Advisor: How finding the right culture match has changed in our remote world

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on organisational culture in HR Daily Advisor. “Culture is the holistic and somewhat mysterious force that guides actions and interactions in the workplace,” she says. Read the…

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Impact investing

Regulators likely to require companies to publish audited reports on their environmental and social impacts, Sir Ronald Cohen says in University of Cambridge lecture. Regulators are likely in the next three to five years to require that companies publish audited…

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Deeper measurement

Outcome and impacts are key for environmental, social and governance issues, Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville of Cambridge Judge says in Harvard Business Review article. Companies need to do a better job of measuring outcomes and impacts related to environmental, social and…

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The New York Times: How to keep internet trolls out of remote workplaces

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the importance of organisational culture in remote workplaces. “At the beginning of the pandemic, everyone patted themselves on their back, like: ‘Oh, look, productivity has not…

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Harvard Business Review: ESG impact is hard to measure – but it’s not impossible

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about better measurement of environmental, social and governance issues. “Robust ESG and impact measures can help us keep score, and, when necessary, make course corrections. Ultimately, however,…

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