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Pop quiz: Can you turn attrition into attraction?

– We’ve assembled a hypothetical team that you lead. Can you retain them, or will you lose them to the Great Attrition? Forty... percent of workers are considering leaving their current jobs. Organizations that take the time to learn why—and act thoughtfully—will have an edge in attracting and retaining talent.

Five Fifty: From brown to green

– A net-zero future will require massive decarbonization of energy-intensive industries. New technologies and coalitions could help... lead the way.

Five Fifty: The invisible edge

– Fast-growing companies spend 2.6 times more than slower ones on intangible assets like brand, skills, and knowledge. Are you investing... enough in the assets you can’t see?

Five Fifty: The lonely economy

– As households get smaller, new forms of connection and consumption are emerging. Are you ready to hug your robot friend?

Five Fifty: The business builders

– The more new businesses you build, the better you get at building them. That’s the lesson from the companies that do it best.

Five Fifty: The digital mismatch

– Companies know they’re vulnerable to digital disruption. So why aren’t they investing where the risks (and opportunities) are... the highest?

Five Fifty: Are you losing your digital customers?

– As the pandemic eases, consumers are returning to physical channels. Companies can hold on to them by improving the customer experience... online.

Five Fifty: So you want to be a software company

– Nontech companies are turning to software-based business models for growth. Four misconceptions stand in their way.

Five Fifty: Hybridized

– If the future of work is hybrid, why do so many companies lack a vision for hybrid work?

Five Fifty: The great exhaustion

– One thing that burned-out employees have in common—leaders who have yet to get specific about the future of hybrid work.

Five Fifty: Leading by design

– Companies that excel at design grow revenues and shareholder returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry peers. So why... aren’t more companies joining their ranks?
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