Click here for the Friday Reading Search, a searchable archive of reading and knowledge resources

Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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Harvard Business Review, 14th January 2021
Friday Reading Edition 53 (9th April 2021)
The rate of disruption will potentially accelerate as the implications from 2020 play out across the next several years. Here are nine predictions from the chief of research for Gartner’s HR practice.
CIPD, 6th January 2021
Friday Reading Edition 56 (30th April 2021)
How artificial intelligence (AI), robots and automation are shaping the world of work, the ethical considerations and the role of people professionals.
Harvard Business Review, 4th January 2021
[Limited free articles per month for non-subscribers] Companies continue to rely on compliance tools such as codes of conduct and audits to get employees to report wrongdoing that they witness. But on their own, they are ineffective. Based on decades of behavioural science research and 30 years observing leaders, the author developed a model that offers seven interconnected strategies to nudge people to speak up.
Airmic, 14th December 2020
Friday Reading Edition 51 (26th March 2021)
Facing a tough economic outlook, high-quality companies are likely to be preferred by stakeholders. The use of ESG information has been increasingly part of stakeholder assessment of organisations. This session will consider a selection of key factors that are likely to be material next year through the lenses of ‘E’, ‘S’ and ‘G’.
McKinsey & Co, 4th December 2020
Friday Reading Edition 39 (18th December 2020)
Insurers that want to launch their own digital business should observe how digital attackers operate in four areas—customer acquisition, data and analytics, state-of-the-art technology, and talent—to draw comparisons and see how to support their new business.
McKinsey & Co, 19th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 31 (23rd October 2020)
Brexit has disrupted both supply of and demand for talent in the United Kingdom. In the context of such a major shift, it is essential that companies revise their long-term approach to talent.
McKinsey & Co, 12th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 38 (11th December 2020)
The time for stakeholder capitalism has come. There is growing evidence that companies that take a long-term view perform better – companies with strong ESG norms record higher performance and credit ratings.
McKinsey & Co, 12th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 35 (20th November 2020)
American capitalism faces the question of the nature and degree of change necessary to ensure growth and prosperity for all in the 21st century. It has evolved time and again, and we may be poised for another such shift. Will the future of capitalism involve tweaks, reforms, or wholesale change?
McKinsey & Co, 2nd November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 92 (4th February 2022)
Many of the costliest risk and integrity failures have cultural weaknesses at their core. Here is how leading institutions are strengthening their culture and sustaining the change, during the pandemic.
Institute of Directors (IoD), 5th October 2020
Friday Reading Edition 29 (9th October 2020)
A survey by the IoD shows that the coronavirus looks set to have a lasting impact on office use –nearly three quarters of respondents said they would be keeping increased home-working after the pandemic.