Friday Five Business Briefing – August 9, 2019


Two rows of manufacturing equipment

Here’s news to help you run your business better, including Michigan’s changing workforce needs in manufacturing, why you should make fixes before things break and how to short-circuit stress the Danish way.

  1. A new digital age for Michigan manufacturing — Industry 4.0 shifts “dirty” jobs to roles that require skills in digitally manipulating materials. Listen to this Stateside conversation to discover more about how the workforce and work needs are changing.
  2. Is preemptive transformation on your radar? Businesses that fix things before they break are the ones that are able to reinvent themselves when facing challenges. Read more about how it can benefit you.
  3. When a colleague is grieving — There are many taboos at work and death is one of the greatest. Find out what you can do to make the workplace hospitable to people suffering profound loss.
  4. Apps to get your expenses under control — To keep your business going, you need to know where your money is going. Check out these four apps to help you track and manage your finances.
  5. Short-circuit stress the Danish way — Danes have a simple way to deal with everyday stress: pyt. The word doesn’t have a direct translation but pyt is a powerful tool for not letting someone else’s actions bother you. Learn how it works here.

Thank you to our Friday Five sources: Michigan Radio, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur and Inc.

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