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10/7/2021

New Normal: COVID-19 and the Leadership Crisis with Jean-Nicolas Reyt

Season 3, Ep. 1
Launching the second season ofDelve‘sThe “New Normal”podcast series,Professor Jean-Nicolas Reytfrom the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University joins journalist Dave Kaufmanto discusswhy businesses should embrace a hybrid work method, why the future of workspaces needs to change from the status quo, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced management to change in order to adapt to a new reality—plus theone thing companies can do for remote workers to make sure they’ve got their backs.“So many CEOs were against remote work,” says Reyt. “A year into the pandemic they were saying, ‘Well, we're going to do hybrid work. We're going to work several days a week from home, several days a week from the office, or whatever mix you find.’ That creates new challenges as well, because now you have to figure out how you’re going to manage people in this new work environment.""There have been a lot of interesting challenges and a lot of evolution in the way CEOs have been thinking about it," Reyt continues. "But most importantly, it's been a radical shift in the way we consider the relationship between the organization and the employee, and the relationship between the employee and their work.”The "New Normal" is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman andDelve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. You can subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms and follow Delve on social media.Dave Kaufman is a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at@TheKaufmanShow. Audio engineering on The "New Normal" is by David Rawalia.
5/26/2021

New Normal: A Shock to the System with Saku Mantere

Season 2, Ep. 6
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? Professor Mantere also addresses the effects of Zoom – and the lack of physical classrooms and workspaces – on organizations, innovation processes, and the future of work in an even more rapidly changing world.The "New Normal" is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman andDelve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms.Dave Kaufman is a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at@TheKaufmanShow. Audio engineering on The "New Normal" is by David Rawalia.