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Wall Street Journal (November 16)

2021/ 11/ 17 by jd in Global News

Royal Dutch Shell will abandon its complicated dual British/Dutch structure, moving its headquarters to London. The move is being made to “help facilitate returns to shareholders and make it simpler to change up its portfolio of assets” as it transitions to low-carbon energy. The move should also improve the company’s “flexibility to buy back shares.”

 

San Francisco Chronicle (March 24)

2021/ 03/ 24 by jd in Global News

“Remote work is here to stay. Post-pandemic, many companies will let employees work remotely some or all of the time.” To support them, “a new executive position is emerging: The head of remote. That person spearheads keeping remote workers engaged, encouraging them to collaborate, while designing perks and flexibility tailored to their needs. Another goal: replicate the spontaneous connections that happen at in-person offices—in other words, create a virtual water cooler.”

 

Time (September 14)

2013/ 09/ 15 by jd in Global News

“The generation that supposedly prizes meaningful work, flexibility and balance” is already showing signs of yearning for financial success and status. Will this reshape the generation’s priorities? Millennials “may well turn out to be different from the generation that spawned them, and live more balanced lives and find spiritual happiness in the difference between having what you want and wanting what you have. But we won’t know that for many more decades.”

 

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