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Stuck in the Middle • Corporate life has changed irrevocably as a result of the pandemic—and the person at the center of it is the mid-level manager.
SANDWICH GENERATION • Showrunners love to hate middle management. But behind these exaggerated characters, there are some essential truths. Here, a brief catalog of managers in pop culture.
Reimagining everyday play • SPIN MASTER SCOURS THE GLOBE TO FIND THE NEXT BIG THING IN CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT
Veterans are a valuable resource in the battle for technology talent • ALONG WITH EXISTING TECH SKILLS, VETERANS BRING OTHER VALUABLE ASSETS TO THE TABLE
Mellow Yellow • A classic card game and a classic movie come together.
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The pharmacy, reimagined • AS IT CONTINUES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES ACROSS THE HEALTHCARE SPECTRUM, WALGREENS IS BECOMING MUCH MORE THAN A NEIGHBORHOOD DRUGSTORE
Game-Day Playlist • Kevin Love, basketball player, Cleveland Cavaliers
Empowering what’s next in creativity • WESTERN DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE OPENS DOORS FOR CREATORS OF ALL STRIPES
r. my operating system. • Professional gaming streamer and 100Thieves team co-owner Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter takes our career questionnaire.
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Helping caregivers rejoin the workforce • AUDIBLE IS CREATING PATHWAYS BACK TO EMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE READY TO START THEIR NEXT CHAPTER
One hundred best workplaces for innovators • From airlines to user-created games, fintech to pharmaceuticals, our fourth annual list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators—created in collaboration with Accenture—spans a wide range of industries, shining a light on companies from 13 countries that have designed and implemented the infrastructure to nurture bright ideas from all corners of their organizations.
Innovation that’s more than skin deep • DERMALOGICA’S IDEA-DRIVEN CORPORATE CULTURE HAS LED TO HIGH-TECH TEACHING TOOLS AND IMPROVEMENTS IN SUSTAINABILITY
Bettering the business of builders everywhere • MILWAUKEE TOOL IS HARNESSING HIGH-TECH INNOVATIONS TO CREATE SMARTER—AND SAFER—WORKSITES
New ideas that help sick kids in need • THE FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATION ALSAC RECOGNIZES THE VALUE OF ENCOURAGING EMPLOYEE-DRIVEN INNOVATION
Innovation Team of the Year
A big assist for small businesses • AMERICAN EXPRESS REDEFINED BUSINESS EDUCATION TO MEET THE URGENT NEEDS OF PANDEMIC-STRICKEN CUSTOMERS
Innovative Leader of the Year
Supply chain success story • WITH ITS INNOVATIVE OPEN-NETWORK MODEL, AMERICAN EAGLE IS MAPPING THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS
Games that fuel innovation • AN EMPLOYEE COMPETITION BASED ON A HIT TV SHOW IS ONE WAY ALEX LEE IS SPARKING INTERNALLY DEVELOPED IDEAS
Closing the health equity gap • ATHENAHEALTH TURNS TO ITS EMPLOYEES TO HELP COMBAT THE EFFECTS OF BIAS IN THE HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM
Other Winners by Category
Engineering a turnaround • DBS BANK NEEDED TO CHANGE-AND IT USED INNOVATION AS A TRANSFORMATIONAL CATALYST
THE MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS 2022
MARGRETHE VESTAGER • EVP of A Europe Fit for the Digital Age and Competition, European Commission
ASAD AYAZ • President of marketing, Walt Disney Studios
JESSICA LEE GAGNÉ • Cinematographer
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