Smaranda Boroş, Professor of Cross-Cultural Management, at Vlerick Business School, Belgium, reflects on the current situation. I am an absolute loner. I admit that most of the time I am enjoying this reclusive period in my life. But as more and more time passes in solitary confinement, I understand better and better why prison is…

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Grenoble Ecole de Management brings to you its fourth Covid-19 issue with opinions from its Experts on the evolutions they foresee in crisis communications, culture, innovations in health, consumer behavior and customer relationships, both during and post the pandemic. Communication: how can we avoid falling into Coronasurfing? When the key principles of crisis communication meet…

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The COVID-19 global health pandemic is rapidly changing the ways we live and work. In the age of sustainable development and at a time when the world is working towards achieving the SDGs, this disease is complicating SDG implementation efforts as well as posing a real risk to achieving targets on communicable disease, education, life…

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When the key principles of crisis communication meet those of responsible communication. By Annelaure OUDINOT, Brand, Digital and Communications Director at Grenoble Ecole de Management. An unseen, exceptional, complex, surreal, and tragic…crisis. All these adjectives have been used to describe the current situation. So how should we, “communicators”, position ourselves in this crisis? What if,…

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John North, the Executive Director of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), observes how our current global reality calls for courageous academic leadership for dealing with immediate priorities as well as future change. Perhaps we can learn from our colleagues in the frontline of healthcare and consider what “triage” within our own context makes the…

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Business schools’ mandate to foster criticality and citizenship through management education is accentuated in our “post-truth” era. What remedies do scholars and managers suggest for the current challenges? By Rajani Naidoo and Howard Thomas. There are growing calls for Business Schools to contribute to fostering criticality and citizenship through management education and to shoulder some element…

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Yes, the year’s end looms over our heads weeks before it actually happens, with accumulating tasks on our to-do list. There is the urgent and the important; the postponed and what we don’t want to carry over to next year, and what would be so nice to finish. In midst of that frenzy it’s easy…

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I started to work on a remote team in 2011. My boss, the project manager, just moved back to the US. Great, I thought. The first project manager quit to follow his partner to the UK. The second one moves to the other side of the world, leaving me –  a junior researcher – to…

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