Business and Markets

Maybe Consider the Company’s Practices When Diagnosing Its Challenges

August 14, 2017  • Maureen Conway, Mark G. Popovich & Economic Opportunities Program

The Aug. 6 front-page article “Rise of the machines” tackled a key economic trend, but it missed key points in diagnosing the firm’s challenges. The company, Tenere, said it struggles to fill vacancies and some workers aren’t reliably showing up. The article suggested the usual culprits: poor skills, a tightening labor market and lack of motivation in some workers. But what about the firm’s own practices?

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