PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Branded by our backgrounds
The number of people who give so little attention to the backgrounds they use during virtual events amazes me. Features exist to easily manage the message our backgrounds send, but it seems some people don’t realize their virtual meeting presence opens a window into their lives that was not previously open. What does your workspace background say about your values, principles and personal mission?


Management by Paul Engle

Managing the pandemic for the long haul
Business leaders increasingly recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects likely will continue well into 2021. This represents an acceptance that organizations must convert so-called temporary measures, such as office closures and working at home, and make them permanent. The unique challenges of managing through the pandemic force management to reconsider business assumptions and operating models.


Health Systems by Tarun Mohan Lal

Digital health: How can we get it right?
Healthcare has operated in an environment where the people being served have the least control. Persistent forces, including accountable care organizations and payer markets along with the COVID- 19 pandemic, are rapidly and radically altering the market.


Innovation by Nabil Nasr

The sustainability case for cross-collaboration
There’s no magic bullet for climate change. It’s not about finding the best single mechanism – policymaking, business innovation or scientific discovery – but making all three happen together. Government, industry and academia need to work together in new ways.


Career Enhancement by Caitlin Kenney

There is always a path to the PE
Kyle Kester’s path to professional licensure started like most. He passed his Fundamentals of Engineering exam his senior year at Penn State University. Kyle’s academic advisers and professors pushed the importance of the PE, but he failed to find out much about it when he joined the workforce. He wondered how many ISE PEs existed and if there truly was a need for them in industry.


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