TORONTO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Rogers Communications Inc Chief Executive Guy Laurence is stepping down effective immediately, the Canadian telecom company said on Monday, an unexpected departure that came as it reported a sharp fall in quarterly profit.
Сегодня, 25 сентября, герцог и герцогиня Кембриджские прибыли в Ванкувер. Сегодня у пары запланированы визит в социальную службу "Sheway", посещение Иммиграционного агенства Британской Колумбии, прием с выдающимися молодыми канадцами в бизнес-центре "Telus Garden" и визит в станцию береговой охраны в окрестности Китзилано.Кэтрин прибыла в платье от Александра МакКуина. Образ был дополнен красным клатчем от Miu Miu и красными туфлями от Russell&Bromley.Чета Трюдо
Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) launched the City WiFi Roaming Project in association with 23 telecom operators from around the globe to offer free international public WiFi roaming facilities in several cities around the world.
Если верить утечке канадского оператора связи Telus, который абсолютно точно указал дату релиза Android 6.0, долгожданное обновление ОС Android под названием Nougat выйдет уже в понедельник, 22 августа. Первыми свежую операционку получат смартфоны Nexus 5X и 6P, сообщает Android Central. Кроме того, в этот же день в Южной Корее стартует превью-программа по установке Android 7.0 для устройств LG G5: первым двум тысячам счастливчиков, оставившим свою заявку на участие, разрешат установить тестовую версию новой мобильной ОС. Напомним, Android 7.0 Nougat получит ряд усовершенствований. Одним из главных отличий от предыдущих версий станет поддержка режима многооконного разделения экрана. Кроме того, разработчики пообещали добавить ночной режим для работы со смартфоном в тёмное время суток, а также усовершенствовать дизайн интерфейса и исправить некоторые ошибки системы безопасности.
TORONTO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Telus Corp , one of Canada's three biggest telecommunications companies, on Friday reported surprisingly strong wireless subscriber growth and raised the low end of its profit outlook, helping push its shares higher.
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We don't always measure what matters, let me give you an example... A while back I was a size 10 creeping towards a size 12, but I became ill and had to be a lot more careful about what I consume. Making that change brought me down to a comfortable size 8, and I felt really good about that. I did not feel so good about being a size 10 who was creeping towards a size 12 and I ignored the issue for a long time. The truth is, sometimes when we measure what matters we don't really like what the numbers tell us. No one likes it when the scale is creeping up because it makes us feel bad about ourselves. And, I am a foodie who does not like exercise so when I look at that number on the scale I tend to want to avoid it. I'd rather pretend that I haven't gained weight, and pretend that I'm not eating too much, and pretend that I'm exercising enough. The same thing happens in business. When you don't look at your sales numbers on a weekly basis, or when you finally do and you don't like what they say, you are still faced with the fact that the numbers don't lie. This issue is so critical to me that I devote a whole chapter to it in my book, Pilot To Profit. Not long ago I pulled up the annual report for TELUS and I scoured it for Twitter followers, Facebook likes, and Periscope hearts and I could not find those numbers anywhere! Why don't they report Facebook followers and Twitter numbers on their annual report? They're a multi-billion dollar organization - shouldn't they be measuring Facebook likes? No. They're not measuring Facebook likes in their annual report because it does not matter. They're not measuring Twitter hearts in their annual report because it does not matter. What they're measuring is bottom line results. They are measuring what matters - their earnings, expenses, and all the things that go into demonstrating their profitability and what their shareholder value is to the street. You are your own shareholder - are you measuring what matters to you? There are critical things you must know about your business. Are you looking at your sales, your traffic, your profitability, and your average sale? Are you figuring out how to do a better job of converting the people who are coming into your sales funnel that aren't buying? Those are the things you need to measure - those are the things that matter, that is the information that can help you plan for the future in your business. It's easy to get caught up in the hype of social media, but as far as Mark Zuckerberg has taken Facebook; he's still not managed to convert Facebook likes directly into mortgage payments. Stay in Contact with Lisa Larter -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Congratulations. You've just graduated. Now, it's time to get a job. The pressure is on. Over 20 million students attend American colleges and universities each year. You aren't one of them anymore, but you are one of nearly 4 million people who have just graduated. You're ready to enter the workforce, but there's 4 million other people looking for a job, too. How can you compete? Let's turn the tables on that question. Often you are pressured to take the first position that comes your way. There are bills to pay and living with your parents is becoming annoying. Before accepting, you may want to pause and consider asking one important question about the company you are about to work for. Does this organization exhibit a higher purpose? Studies are proving that purpose is becoming an important aspect of employee fulfillment. Sadly, only 28 percent of workers describe themselves as possessing an employment position that acts as a source of personal fulfillment. Put differently, 72 percent of employees don't feel there is any meaning in their job. In another study, 89 percent of executives indicated a strong sense of purpose as an organization drives employee satisfaction, but, ironically, only 46 percent of all companies actually run their firm in a purpose-driven way. Greek philosopher Aristotle believed and taught that human beings were driven by purpose, autonomy and the natural desire to seek out and understand the truth. Your morals and behaviors come to fruition when you can pursue and then attain a life of purpose, ultimately the end state of human well-being. But in order to reach this critical state, you have to accept a job that provides you a paycheck so you can do things in your life other than working 70-hours a week. The job you accept and the company you work for will have a lot to do with your state of well-being, of feeling good in life. What are the signs you should be looking for in an organization before saying yes to that job? Companies that are fixated solely on making a profit -- and nothing else -- will begin to wear on you. If senior leaders are only motivated by money, it's unlikely they will be motivated in you. Every company needs to make a profit, but it cannot be its only goal. The company should be doing more than issuing a once-a-year Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) document. Far too many organizations think this is its higher purpose. It's not. It ought to be publishing an ongoing track-record of its contributions to society. Read their mission statement. If it does not specify the company is in business to serve all stakeholders (customers, employees, the environment, society and those deserving a just return) it will likely be a difficult place in which to work, one devoid of a higher purpose. If nobody discussed with you ways in which you can contribute to the company's purpose, you may want to think again about that role. Indeed, 41 percent of executives believe there to be a disconnect between senior leadership and the employees over organizational purpose. Management expert Peter Drucker once said of the link between life and work: "To make a living is no longer enough. Work also has to make a life." If work is to make a life, as Drucker suggested, the purpose of the organization ought to be a something you consider before saying yes to that new job offer. Don't leave it to chance. This is your life, your career. It's your purpose. Now, go ask those tough questions ... on purpose. ____________ Dan Pontefract is the author of THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization. He is also Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Last week, most of the major telecom stocks traded in the green despite several important regional telecom operators reporting disappointing first-quarter 2016 financial results.
It starts with their mission. Consumer goods company, Unilever, states its organizational purpose is to, "Make sustainable living commonplace. We work to create a better future every day, with brands and services that help people feel good, look good, and get more out of life." Nowhere is the term "maximizing shareholder value" a part of its purpose. Instead, this $60 billion company inspires a higher sense of meaning for its 172,000 employees worldwide, the millions of customers that use its products each day, all the while determined to leave the world a better place. Compare it to Kerr-McGee Corporation, an oil and gas firm that was acquired in 2006 for $16.5 billion by Anadarko Petroleum. Before it was acquired, Kerr-McGee possessed a mission statement that bluntly depicted their primary focus: Create value for shareholders through the energy business. That's it. Never mind society, community, humanity or its employees, on the surface it seems as though they were in it to make money for shareholders. And what of Anadarko, the company that acquired Kerr-McGee? This $14 billion oil and gas exploration company's mission provides a glimpse into the reason, perhaps, why they purchased Kerr-McGee in the first place: To deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and natural gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare. Perhaps you think the reference is unfair. After all, both Kerr-McGee and Anadarko are oil and gas-based companies. Surely "oil and gas" does not possess a reason to serve any group other than its shareholders. How about the food and beverage industry? We all have to eat. Maybe companies have figured out that what we eat can serve a higher purpose. In the Western world, we might offer food that is healthier containing less corn syrup, sugars and other compounds that are linked to the obesity epidemic. Dean Foods states it is a "leading food and beverage company in the United States." It distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, bottled water and other products." Seems fine with me. However, its mission leaves something left to be desired when it comes to operating with a higher purpose: The Company's primary objective is to maximize long-term stockholder value, while adhering to the laws of the jurisdictions in which it operates and at all times observing the highest ethical standards. It doesn't really address a higher purpose. Like the other companies, Dean Foods has decided to serve one stakeholder (its shareholders) as opposed to serving all stakeholders. On the surface it seems as though shareholder value is the goal, and it comes as a result of being ethical. Does it help society? Does it benefit customers? Do employees have a contributing stake? What if you were in "big pharma"? You probably have a mission to help humans with their health and wellness, right? AmerisourceBergen, the $136 billion American drug wholesale company once depicted its mission as follows: To build shareholder value by delivering pharmaceutical and healthcare products, services and solutions in innovative and cost effective ways. We will realize this mission by setting the highest standards in service, reliability, safety and cost containment in our industry. But somewhere along the way, the company changed its ways. AmerisourceBergen decided "shareholder value" was not enough. The company altered its mission statement to read as follows: Our mission is to improve patients' lives by delivering innovative products and services that drive quality and efficiency in pharmaceutical care. Charles Handy, a sage on the topic of management, once wrote, "Let us be clear, profits--and good profits--are always essential, and not just in business. But the myth dies hard, the myth that profit is the purpose." In 2002, he also commented in Harvard Business Review, "The purpose of a business is to make a profit so that the business can do something more or better. That 'something' becomes the real justification for the business." This is the ultimate question a business must ask itself. Is a business in business solely for profits--or maximizing shareholder value through the reallocation of profits through dividends and share buybacks--or is it in business to serve all stakeholders? The term "stakeholder" was originally coined at Stanford Research Institute in 1963 to describe "those groups without whose support the organization would cease to exist." Author and futurist Don Tapscott wants organizations "to be honest and considerate of the interests of their stakeholders, and that includes society at large." In an opinion piece, right here in The Huffington Post, Tapscott indicated we, "Need multi-stakeholder approaches" and that society will require "more complex multi-stakeholder decision-making models." Without a doubt, stakeholders ought to be made up of everyone that an organization might affect. José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, formerly the BBVA Group President and Chief Operating Officer, suggested BBVA "has a clear and ambitious business project in which the creation of value for all becomes our driving goal: shareholder, clients, society, and of course our team. This is what we mean by "passion for people.'" As BBVA has done, other organizations should consider redefining their stakeholders; the groups they ultimately aim to serve and benefit. The stakeholders an organization serves ought to be its customers, employees, society, the environment as well as those who deserve a just or fair share of the profits. (the shareholders) For a business to be in business to serve only shareholders or profit seekers runs counter to the needs of today's very complex and fast-changing world. On the surface, it seems as though AmerisourceBergen recognized this dilemma and augmented its organizational purpose. It shifted from solely serving shareholders, to a broader definition of serving stakeholders. It would be fabulous to see more organizations do the same. __________ Dan Pontefract's next book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization, will publish May 10, 2016. He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. 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