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The Press Room from Deloitte Insights

Welcome to the Press Room, from Deloitte Insights, your source for the issues and ideas that matter to your business today. Host Tanya Ott interviews thought leaders and change makers on developments in business strategy, emerging technologies, growth, innovation, performance, risk and security, social impact, sustainability, talent and more. Deloitte Insights publishes original articles, reports, and periodicals that provide insights for businesses, the public sector, and NGOs. Our goal is to draw upon research and experience from throughout our professional services organization, and that of coauthors in academia and business, to advance the conversation on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to executives and government leaders. Deloitte Insights is an imprint of Deloitte Development LLC. This podcast is provided by Deloitte LLP and is subsidiaries and is intended to provide general information only. This podcast is not intended to constitute professional advice or services of any kind. For additional information about Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries, please go to www.deloitte.com/about.
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Now displaying: Category: business
Jul 6, 2016

Health care consumers are looking for the same quality of service that they get in other industries, while doctors find they increasingly need business skills: leadership, marketing, communication. Harry Greenspun discusses how physicians and medical schools are responding to these different pressures in the current health care environment.

Jun 6, 2016

Even though healthcare.gov was initially called a public policy disaster, it ended up being one of the best things to happen to a government unable to keep up with evolving citizen expectations. Bill Eggers spoke with Tanya Ott on how government agencies must change their traditional culture to a digital, innovative one to continue to successfully deliver services.

May 2, 2016

Water pipes in most US cities are more than 50 years old, and some even double that age—leading to major health concerns and enormous costs from main breaks. Tanya Ott spoke with Patricia Buckley about the water infrastructure’s “hidden crisis,” and from where the money to prevent it will come.

Apr 18, 2016

Is it true that the more you pay people, the harder they will work? How can human resources move from focusing on processes to thinking about human motivation? Josh Bersin spoke with Tanya Ott about how behavioral economics disrupts HR—in a good way.

Apr 5, 2016

Why are potentially disruptive forces so hard to see? And how can executives make sense of the endless headlines on the subject? John Hagel and John Seely Brown spoke with Tanya Ott on how executives might need to change their lens to identify patterns of disruption.

Mar 23, 2016

We all make bad decisions—but that doesn’t mean we make them for no reason. Behavioral economics aims to explain why we act the way we do, in large and small ways, and helps us better understand our family, neighbors, employees, customers—and ourselves. The goal: to put our natural irrationality to good use.

Mar 14, 2016

China’s slowdown, plummeting oil prices, the risk of a US recession: Tanya Ott spoke with Ira Kalish, Deloitte’s chief global economist, about the major economic factors affecting today’s post-OPEC world.

Feb 15, 2016

After the Great Recession, New Mexico’s Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) tackled the difficult job of recovering money from people who’d been overpaid unemployment insurance. Joy Forehand of DWS and Deloitte’s Mike Greene spoke with Tanya Ott about how a combination of behavioral economics and analytics proved surprisingly effective.

Feb 1, 2016

Mobile payments, or mPayments, have grown from a niche market to a potential $700–800 billion opportunity by 2017. Deloitte’s Craig Wigginton spoke with Tanya Ott about the factors related to mPayment’s growth, such as new wearable technology, consumer habits, and retailer investment.

Jan 18, 2016

Human biases extend beyond our personal lives to impact economic, regulatory, and management decisions more than we may realize. Deloitte’s Jon Warshawsky spoke with Tanya Ott about how behavioral economics can offer tools to better shape programs, policies, and products in a human-centric spirit, as presented in the upcoming issue of Deloitte Review.

Nov 17, 2015

Whether and how to report bad news is a constant issue in organizations, with employees agonizing over the consequences. Tanya Ott spoke to Deloitte’s Mark Cotteleer and Timothy Murphy about how a framework—the message, messenger, and masses—can help organizations understand human biases to better communicate negative messages.

Nov 2, 2015

Retailers can look forward to shoppers spending more this holiday season, with the economy picking up and low gas prices putting more money into consumers’ pockets. So what do they plan to buy and from where? Tanya Ott talks to Rod Sides, leader of Deloitte’s U.S. Retail Distribution Practice, about trends that came to the fore in the annual holiday survey.

Oct 5, 2015

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is poised to revolutionize industries such as health care and defense. Kelly Marchese of Deloitte Consulting LLP spoke to Tanya Ott about the implications across industries—from the dwindling need for economies of scale, to challenges around intellectual property and talent.

Sep 21, 2015

Massive changes in digital technology are reshaping the business world—from more power to consumers, to business models that are more about ecosystems than competition. John Hagel of Deloitte Services LP spoke to Tanya Ott about digital disruption’s challenges and opportunities—for companies big and small. 

Sep 14, 2015

As the Internet of Things (IoT) permeates people’s daily lives, potentially useful information can now be created at every turn. But sometimes customers, companies, or both can find themselves disadvantaged by IoT-enabled deployments. Host Tanya Ott spoke to Michael Raynor and Brenna Sniderman of Deloitte Services LP on how to balance this power struggle.

Aug 17, 2015

Research shows that one of the leading predictors of the stability of a country is not its GDP or its resources; it’s the way its women are treated. And one way to empower women is through access to energy. Kathleen O’Dell talks to Tanya Ott about the link between gender inequality and the energy sector, making a case for looking at energy projects through a gender lens.

Jul 8, 2015

Shortfalls of water, energy, and food can sabotage economic and business growth as well as compromise social well-being. Host Tanya Ott talks to Will Sarni, director of Deloitte Consulting LLP's Enterprise Water Strategy practice, about signs that the public sector, private sector, and NGOs are beginning to work together to take us off the scarcity trajectory.

Jun 15, 2015

The retirement advisory industry is positioned to make a significant dent in alleviating the looming retirement crisis.  Host Tanya Ott talks to Deloitte University Press authors Sean Cunniff, Sam Friedman and Val Srinivas about how financial services firms may need to devise new ways of delivering appropriate, affordable retirement advice to a wider range of clients.

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