Vaccinations are humming along at 1.5 million a day, the number of new daily COVID cases are dropping in states across the country, and many feel like the light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to appear. We begin to dream about a post-pandemic world, recognizing that the world will forever be changed due to this pandemic. Along with this change are alterations in business, in work, and in roles. Here’s a compilation of five skills deemed to be important for success in a post-pandemic work world.
Owned brands are more important today than they ever have been, for both retailers and consumers. As assortment breadth has narrowed, driven by the pandemic driving more streamlined production, owned brands allow retailers to be less dependent on national brands and focus on a smaller number of SKUs with higher sell-through rates.
For many people, negotiating can be a very difficult thing to do and something that is often avoided. Suzanne de Janasz, a professor of management and conflict resolution at George Mason University has researched negotiation for more than two decades and found that whether it comes to a higher salary, a promotion, help at home or a better car deal, women find it harder to ask than men because they simply don’t think they deserve it, can’t possibly get what their asking for, or will experience some sort of backlash.
Bragging is bad, or so we’ve been told. But, communicating your worth and highlighting your contributions does not have to come across as egoistical. Research has actually shown that self-promotion, or bragging, is a key factor for being hired, promoted and getting more compensation. Women seem to especially struggle with bragging about themselves as they may fear negative backlash.
There’s no better time than the New Year to refresh your office with the tools you need to be more productive and successful. Whether your home office needs some changes, or you are looking ahead to your corporate office return, use this checklist to get help you create a streamlined and efficient work space:
Many companies are in the process of establishing goals and setting plans for the 2021 fiscal year. For many retail RDs, a key element of annual planning is identifying how to effectively track and communicate the return-on-investment of nutrition programs and services. RDBA has covered this topic extensive, and while written over time, the content of the following articles is still applicable today as you are strategizing for the new year.
As we sadly move into the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic with a huge increase in cases and deaths in most cities across the country, consumers are already starting to micro-hoard and retailers including Kroger, H-E-B and Publix have announced quantity limits on certain products.