Strategy & Business
Reimagining Effective Cross-Functional Teams – 11/20/17
Article by Dean Sally Blount takes a look at the necessity of a business to have insights and actions from people working across the organization, noting that assembling cross-functional teams are the best way to capitalize on this.
Law schools innovate to stay competitive – 11/19/17
Article explains that a declining pool of applicants for law school means institutions now offer more flexible courses, noting that several schools now offer joint programs in law and business. Including that, one can earn a JD degree from the Northwestern School of Law and an MBA from Kellogg in three years rather than the five it would normally take to complete both degrees separately.
What Will Good Men Do? – 11/19/17
Article by Professor Ellen Taaffe discusses the reaction in the workplace after the #MeToo movement to shed light on sexual assault, questioning if men are becoming increasingly anxious about interacting with women at work.
The Washington Post
What happens when neo-Nazis hijack your brand – 11/16/17
Article takes a look at “the emerging danger to major American brands negotiating the racial politics that have cleaved the country” because of unsolicited and unwanted support from certain groups. There is no telling the impact that alt-right endorsements have on companies’ sales, and experts expect that co-opting brands will continue, including Professor Nour Kteily. “It helped to make the alt-right seem more like normal Americans rather than a fringe.
The Washington Post
The GOP plan to kill Obamacare’s least popular provision could backfire on some in the middle class – 11/15/17
Article takes a look at how the Republican proposal to strike down the Affordable Care Act’s least popular provision which requires people to maintain health coverage or pay a fine, “could bring an immediate political victory, but it may backfire on upper-middle-class people who buy individual insurance and pay full price for their plans.” Professor Craig Garthwaite says, “It you look at polling data, this is the least popular part of the ACA. Hospitals will be mad at you, but individual people will not be.”
Should Ex-Convicts Be Lawyers? – 11/14/17
Article takes a look at a former convict, Timothy McManus, and his work in offering inmates and recent parolees free legal research and help preparing appeals. It has been difficult for McManus to find work or even a law school to admit him, however, according to Professor Dylan Minor it’s the employer’s loss. “Having a more loyal worker can be very valuable to a company, as turnover can be very costly.”