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1. EEOC challenges 3 wellness programs

C-Suite Brief | Jan 15, 2015

Leslie D. Miller, deputy general counsel
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed three lawsuits against employers, arguing that their wellness programs are involuntary based on the substantial disincentives incurred for nonparticipation. The commission has not yet provided regulatory guidance on this subject. Issues in Brief Blank (01/12)


2. America's weakening middle class

C-Suite Brief | Jan 22, 2015

Stephen V. Gold, president and CEO
The loss of manufacturing jobs is the root cause of the middle class's stagnation. Revitalizing this segment of the economy requires education and training, along with changing how technical careers are perceived. IndustryWeek (01/12)


3. Pot, patents, bribes & hacks

C-Suite Brief | Jan 29, 2015

Rae Ann S. Johnson, general counsel
Manufacturing is the No. 1 most cyberattacked industry. This creates substantial challenges for corporate lawyers, who also contend with disjointed marijuana laws, severe bribery penalties and shifts in patent law. Find out how companies are responding. Issues in Brief MAPI.net (01/28)


4. Manufacturing momentum amid uncertainty

C-Suite Brief | Jan 08, 2015

Donald A. Norman, Ph.D., director of economic studies
Recent indicators for production, capacity utilization, capital goods and employment paint a relatively positive picture of manufacturing activity. Risks to the outlook include global conflict, falling oil prices and slowing growth in China and the eurozone. Economic Update Blank (12/16)


5. Manufacturing's post-recession transformation

C-Suite Brief | Jan 08, 2015

Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., vice president and chief economist
Manufacturing's recovery from the recession was subpar, lasting about twice as long as the recovery from the 2001 recession. By industry, the largest gain was in computer and electronic products. Issues in Brief Blank (01/05)


6. How to structure a workforce for maximum innovation

C-Suite Brief | Jan 15, 2015

One way to address the question of why some companies are innovative and why others are not is to examine how to best organize and lead for innovation. Companies such as Pixar Animation Studios structure their workers so they have the ability to do collaborative problem solving, learn by discovery and integrate existing ideas in unanticipated ways. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (01/14)


7. The politics of scorekeeping

C-Suite Brief | Jan 22, 2015

Marie K. Lee, council director
One of the first acts of the House of Representatives this year was to approve a rule requiring the use of dynamic scoring in determining the economic impact of major legislation. Unsurprisingly, this is a partisan issue. Issues in Brief Blank (01/20)


8. Study explains why some teams perform better than others

C-Suite Brief | Jan 22, 2015

An academic study looked at why some teams outperform others and found three factors to account for this. One, team members contributed equally to the team's discussions, instead of letting one or two people dominate the group. Two, team members scored higher on a test that measures how well they can read emotions. Three, teams with more women tended to do better than the teams with more men. New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (01/16)


9. Manufacturing growth: Better than it seems

C-Suite Brief | Jan 29, 2015

Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., vice president and chief economist
Major indicators paint a picture of positive but moderating growth. December's large gains in metals and high-tech and solid growth in nondurables were offset somewhat by losses in many industries. Economic Update Blank (01/28)


10. Oil demand: The other side of the equation

C-Suite Brief | Jan 29, 2015

Donald A. Norman, Ph.D., director of economic studies
The historical relationship between economic growth and oil consumption has changed in recent years. Even amid economic growth, consumption in the U.S. and European OECD countries is forecast to decline in the long term. Policy Analysis Blank (01/28)




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