Delve

8/30/2022

Striking a New Balance in Management and Society, with Henry Mintzberg and Saku Mantere

Season 4, Ep. 1
How has management thinking changed in the past 50 years and where might management be headed today? In his research and writing, management scholar Henry Mintzberg covers not only the past 50 years but looks toward the future of managing organizations, developing managers, and rebalancing society, from business to politics to higher education.In a big-picture Delve podcast on crucial management, leadership, and organizational issues, Desautels Professor and preeminent management scholar Henry Mintzberg talks with Desautels Professor and Delve Editor-in-Chief Saku Mantere. Their conversation launches the fourth season of the Delve podcast, dedicated to thought leadership and critical thinking in management research at the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management.Mintzberg changed the management landscape with his concepts of strategies being something that people did together in organizations, that strategies could emerge from collective learning rather than be prescribed as formal models, explains Mantere, whose own work focuses on strategic organizations and change.“Strategies are learned: you try things, you do different things, you hit something, you discover something you didn't expect,” says Mintzberg. In recent years, Mintzberg has expanded his research to explore broader, timely, and pressing societal questions that tackle climate change, education, political divides, and social inequities. As Mantere explains in his introduction to the podcast, Mintzberg’s research showed that strategy emerges not only within organizations but between organizations of very different kinds—NGOs, firms, policy organizations, governments—all these have to come together if we think about these grand challenges of society.Delve is the official thought leadership platform of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Delve's Managing Editor, Robyn Fadden, is the host for this episode. You can find out more about Delve at delve.mcgill.ca. Subscribe to the Delve McGill podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow DelveMcGill on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
6/23/2022

New Normal: Can Global Financial Transparency Deter Corporate Tax Avoidance? with Preetika Joshi

Season 3, Ep. 19
While tax policies are complicated and often seem unfair, new global solutions can both simplify how corporations pay their taxes and make payment more equitable for countries owed their share of tax revenue. In episode 10 of the second season of The New Normal podcast series, Desautels Professor Preetika Joshi joins journalist Dave Kaufman to discuss tax avoidance and income shifting by corporations, including whether country-by-country reporting is an effective tax avoidance deterrent and how new technologies like blockchain and AI will make tax avoidance more difficult in the future. “Country-by-country reporting requires large multinational corporations to file a form, disclosing global allocation of activities and profits in all jurisdictions a corporation calls home,” explains Joshi. For example, Apple would file this form in the United States, RBC would file in Canada, but the U.S. and Canada would take that form and would share it with the tax administrations of every country where these companies have operations. For companies like Apple, that's almost every country.”“It’s a pretty significant problem,” she continues. “The estimate can run into hundreds of billions of dollars globally, and this has been growing over the years.” In 2018, the international monetary fund estimated this to be around 500 to 600 billion, more than many countries’ GDPs put together. Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman and Delve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The “New Normal” is produced by Delve and Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Original music by Saku Mantere.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.You can subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow Delve on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
6/2/2022

An Ethical, Human-Centred Approach to AI in Human Resources, with Matissa Hollister

Season 3, Ep. 18
Could Artificial Intelligence tools decide who gets hired or fired, who gets a raise, or who’s ready to be a mentor? Some already are, to varying levels of success. Hundreds of AI-based tools already exist for use in Human Resources tasks, including hiring, training, and employee engagement, but it’s often difficult to discern their use value, let alone how to use them effectively and ethically, an arguable essential in HR. Desautels Professor Matissa Hollister, lead author of the World Economic Forum’s Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence for Human Resources: A Toolkit for Human Resources Professionals, discusses how organizations can navigate and overcome the responsibilities and challenges they face when implementing AI in Human Resources. “AI is a cutting-edge tool that encodes the status quo,” says Hollister. “The hope is that the toolkit will make organizations think more about why they're using AI in the first place. It's important to still allow the human to make the final decision, but also provide them with guidelines about how they should be using the system and how they need to also document their decision.”Delve is the official thought leadership platform of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Delve's Managing Editor, Robyn Fadden, is the host for this episode. You can find out more about Delve at delve.mcgill.ca. Subscribe to the Delve McGill podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow Delve on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
5/26/2022

How Predictive Data Analysis Illuminates the Future of Retail, with Maxime Cohen

Season 3, Ep. 17
Artificial Intelligence innovation thrives in an environment where business arenas, fundamental research, and thought leadership overlap. As seen in recent cross-sector AI initiatives in Montreal, determining the capacities of AI and related data analytics applications is essential to understanding how they will play out in the wider world, whether analyzing healthcare data or implementing predictive analytics in retail. On the Delve podcast, Desautels Professor Maxime Cohen demystifies how retailers can use data analytics to predict demand, make operational decisions, and boost revenue.“It’s impossible for a human brain to process so much information and to find all the hidden patterns and correlations between different types of features in order to make accurate predictions,” says Cohen. “That's why in the specific case of a demand prediction in retail, machine learning algorithms are very useful and have been successfully applied to get very high prediction demands.”Delve is the official thought leadership platform of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Delve's Managing Editor, Robyn Fadden, is the host for this episode. You can find out more about Delve at delve.mcgill.ca. Subscribe to the Delve McGill podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow Delve on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
5/5/2022

New Normal: How Fast Fashion Can Slow Down and Go Green, with Javad Nasiry

Season 3, Ep. 15
Fast fashion is a rapidly expanding subsection of an already environmentally problematic industry. What does a truly sustainable fashion industry model look like—and will customers buy it? In episode 9 of the second season of The "New Normal" podcast series, Professor Javad Nasiry from the Desautels Faculty of Management joins journalist Dave Kaufman to discuss the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry and what can be done to lessen its carbon footprint. Nasiry examines certain initiatives already underway and whether they have made a measurable difference, delving into the question of what an alternative to today’s fast fashion would look like and if it could make the industry more sustainable.“My philosophical take on sustainability is something like this,” Nasiry explains. “At the moment, our approach is to say that we have a profitability framework, so we are profit maximizers as a corporation, and sustainability comes as a constraint shackle of what we can do; it becomes a nuisance. Hopefully if we can change this into a framework of sustainability within which we are trying to maximize the profit, then we will have a much more sustainable business model.”Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman and Delve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The “New Normal” is produced by Delve and Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Original music by Saku Mantere.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.You can subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow Delve on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
4/14/2022

New Normal: How Healthcare Systems Impact Practitioner Distress, with Dr. Martin A. Koyle

Season 3, Ep. 14
What can be done when healthcare leaders say that they simply can't work anymore? On The "New Normal" podcast series, Dr. Martin A. Koyle, Former Chief of the Division of Urology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a graduate of Desautels’ International Masters in Health Leadership, joins journalist Dave Kaufman to examine how the Canadian healthcare system today is limiting the success of medical practitioners. How does this complex system contribute to the extreme mental duress that medical practitioners face—duress that the COVID-19 pandemic has made more acute? Dr. Koyle also discusses what is being done to break the stigma around burnout, encourage healthcare leadership by physicians, and give those in the medical system the best opportunity to do no harm.Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman and Delve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The “New Normal” is produced by Delve and Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Original music by Saku Mantere.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.You can subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow Delve on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.