Since Russia invaded Ukraine, governments worldwide have responded by imposing severe economic sanctions, and many multinational companies have suspended operations in Russia in response. It’s clear that unprovoked warfare and atrocities against civilians have been a strong motivating factor for multinational companies to make swift decisions in Russia. But will this be an example that companies learn from and apply to other geographies and parts of their supply chains where human rights violations are taking place? This was the issue we asked our strategy expert panel to address this month in the MIT SMR Strategy Forum.
Blockchain, a decentralized, distributed ledger that securely records digital transactions, has been met with high expectations due to its potential to disrupt business models and financial systems — and with caution due to the technology’s hidden vulnerabilities and hype. Since 2009, blockchain solutions have proved valuable to the pioneering companies that have embraced them — but many other businesses have been slow to invest in adopting the technology. What does this thus far uneven adoption mean for blockchain’s future impact? This was the issue we asked our panel of strategy experts worldwide to address this month in the MIT SMR Strategy Forum.
Thanks to the delta variant of the coronavirus, many organizations’ office-return plans for the fall were paused, postponed, reconsidered, or discarded. Others have been put off to 2022. Throughout the uncertainty, leaders have had to grapple with what to tell employees about work-from-home arrangements. Research has shown a dramatic gap between executives and non-execs in their respective appetites to return to the office. This was the issue we asked our panel of strategy experts worldwide to address this month in the MIT SMR Strategy Forum.