New Normal: A Shock to the System with Saku Mantere

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Delve Deeper Into Post-Pandemic Management Decision Making

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Delve has examined how organizations grapple with a rapidly shifting world. Continuing to leverage insight from management research, Delve launches into uncharted post-pandemic directions with a new website, podcast episodes, and new articles.

31 May 2021
New Normal: A Shock to the System with Saku Mantere

In episode 6 of The "New Normal" podcast series, Professor Saku Mantere from The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, and Editor-in-Chief of Delve, discusses how organizations have responded and adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic: whether universities, governments, or businesses, many responded to the crisis by adapting quickly and performing beyond expectations. Why are some organizations at their best when facing a problem, while others flag?

27 May 2021
New Normal: Life’s Good on Top, But For Everyone Else? with Samer Faraj

In episode 5 of The "New Normal," Professor Samer Faraj from The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has created an overreliance on corporate technological behemoths.

26 May 2021
New Normal: COVID-19, Ethics, and Stock Tips with Patrick Augustin

In episode 4 of The "New Normal," Professor Patrick Augustin from The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University examines the allegations of insider trading levied against former Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler at the dawn of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Should politicians be held to a higher ethical standard when lives are at stake? And, if politicians aren’t allowed to trade stocks, will they no longer want to go into politics?

24 May 2021
New Normal: Grocery Shopping Anxiety with Yu Ma

In episode 3 of Delve’s podcast series the “New Normal,” McGill Desautels Faculty of Management Professor Yu Ma talks with journalist Dave Kaufman about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our relation to grocery stores, how shopping has changed in the last year, and what can be done from a technological perspective to improve the shopping experience – and even help the consumer make more informed and healthier choices at the store.

26 Mar 2021
New Normal: Working from Home, Living at Work with Lisa Cohen

In episode 2 of Delve podcast series the “New Normal,” McGill Desautels Faculty of Management Professor Lisa Cohen talks with journalist Dave Kaufman about the positive and negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic work upheaval, from the shift to working from home to higher job losses among women and BIPOC to post-COVID visions of the workplace.

26 Mar 2021
New Normal: Black Swan Event with Saibal Ray

In episode 1 of The ‘New Normal’ hosted by Dave Kaufman, Professor Saibal Ray highlights the successes and failures of the COVID-19 vaccine procurement and global distribution, compares Israel's effort to Canada's, and questions if Canada will want to do all that’s necessary to be prepared should similar incidents arise in the future.

26 Mar 2021
How AI Can Tame Pandemic Panic Buying

Parallels between the inner workings of an organization and the systems comprising the human body are numerous. To understand these similarities is to begin implementing effective organizational change.

16 Feb 2021
Can Smart Cities Be Smarter?

In the end, smart cities should “address various human needs, including safety, sustainability, service agility, reliability, resilience, and privacy,” Qi writes, adding that one of the biggest risks to cities’ smart growth will be the human tendency to build technology for the sake of building technology.

5 Feb 2021