Asia Blogs

2017

  1. Measurement Lessons Learned from Cisco, Southwest, and Exeter Hospital
    Last month, Paine Publishing hosted the Summit on the Future of Communications Measurement. Here, we present three case studies from the summit that highlight the three major themes that ran through every conversation.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, November 2017)

  2. For Funders and Nonprofits: Excellent Nonprofit Management is Mission Critical
    Nonprofit missions help us rally around various societal challenges. However, while nonprofit missions garner attention from funders, the management of the organization is where attention is critical. The challenge is that some funders may make their funding decisions based on nonprofit missions and nonprofits may direct more of their attention to mission rather than management.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, November 2017)

  3. On Governance: CEO Pay Ratio Planning: 10 Consensuses from Thought Leading Companies
    Based on conversations with about 20 thought-leading companies, here are 10 consensuses on how leading companies are planning to comply with the new CEO pay ratio rules in 2018.
    (The Governance Center Blog, November 2017)

  4. Work Like an Artist: An Artist’s Guide to Success as An Entrepreneur
    Artists are fantastic at overcoming obstacles in their work. Why? Because, to artists, obstacles are a necessary ingredient in the recipe that will lead them to success. They’re waiting for the bumps in the road, and when those bumps arrive, artists have the tools necessary to surmount those rough patches sometimes even turning them into gold.
    (Human Capital Blog, November 2017)

  5. Higher Highs and Lower Lows: Don’t Be a CSR Novice
    New research published in the Strategic Management Journal has made some waves (air waves, at least) with its key finding that “past investments in CSR appear to a) greatly increase the likelihood of CEO dismissal when financial performance is poor, and b) somewhat reduce the likelihood of CEO dismissal when financial performance is good. Thus, striving to deliver profits in a socially responsible manner may have both positive and negative personal consequences.” So, that clears things up.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, November 2017)

  6. What do ISS’ 2018 draft policy changes mean?
    Here are descriptions and comments on Institutional Shareholder Services proposed policy changes on gender pay gap, poison pills, and non-employee director compensation from Governance Center member law firms that have issued related client memos.
    (The Governance Center Blog, November 2017)

  7. Branded Content S-Q-U-E-E-Z-E
    The struggle, it is real. Digital publishers finally have solid proof that branded content works, and boom, a whole raft of new competitors surface, all looking for that same advertiser dollar. Digiday covers the problem quite nicely in this piece: As branded content pivots to video, publishers face new challenges. The article focuses on the competition offered by video production houses and entertainment studios, with a passing mention for influencers who approach a brand directly.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, November 2017)

  8. New Study Shows Value of Nonprofit Board Experience in Developing Human Capital for Innovation
    Businesses that find new solutions to address social, economic, and environmental problems can mitigate risks, reduce costs, and grow profits and value. Unfortunately, many companies lack effective ways to stimulate leadership, creativity, and innovation among their workforces. Better World Leaders: The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study, released last week, reveals that by engaging employees in board service, companies develop their human capital for leadership in innovation.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, November 2017)

  9. How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows
    When we think about startup cultures, we imagine ping pong tables, kegerators, and Nerf guns. More importantly, we envision an esprit de corps that drives employees to happily burn the midnight oil to build the next big thing. However, this startup cultural utopia invariably hits a rough patch for about 70% of startups in years three to four, regardless of how happy the team was before. We call this the “cultural chasm.”
    (Human Capital Blog, November 2017)

  10. Should CEOs Respond When Employees Complain About Them Online?
    Many leaders expect to be challenged by employees in the privacy of their offices, but there are greater risks when it happens online, in public. Others may pile on, a CEO’s response may be taken out of context, and comments may live on in perpetuity. A CEO’s personal reputation, which is one of a company’s most valuable assets, may be at stake.
    (Human Capital Blog, November 2017)