March 22, 2021

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As ‘normal’ life in Hutchinson returns, businesses tally losses

Hutchinson, Minn. – Joe McCormick is a man in motion.

Since reopening at half-capacity in January, tables at his McCormick’s Family Restaurant fill up with people hankering for fresh popovers and a chance to laugh and visit again.

But the restaurant is so short-staffed that McCormick is busing tables, seating customers and occasionally standing behind the grill himself. He recently decided to close on Mondays so he and his staff could get a break.

“If I had staff, I wouldn’t even consider closing,” he said. “I’m trying to stay a step ahead of it. I can’t wear my people out.”

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Unilever to remove ‘normal’ from its beauty, personal care goods | Business and Economy News

More than half the respondents of a global poll said using ‘normal’ to describe hair or skin made them feel excluded.

Unilever, the conglomerate behind Dove soap and other bath and beauty products, has said it will stop using the word “normal” on its packaging, as well as making digital alterations to the bodies and skin colour of models used in its advertising in an attempt a push to be more inclusive.

The move from the London-based company, which is one of the top advertisers in the world, comes as it tries to move beyond a backlash it has faced

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5 innovation behaviors that business leaders must adopt in the next normal

Scott D. Anthony is a Senior Partner at Innosight and former Managing Partner of the firm. As the leading expert on disruptive innovation and strategic transformation, Innosight brings a unique set of lenses to growth strategy. In his more than a decade with Innosight, Scott has advised senior leaders in some of the largest companies in the world. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in India, China, and the Philippines. In 2019, Anthony was recognized as the 9th most influential management thinker by Thinkers50, a biannual ranking of global business thinkers. In 2017, he was awarded the Thinkers50

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