September 30th celebrates International Podcast Day which marked the perfect occasion for HEC Knowledge to launch their new podcast channel Knowledge@HEC, whose purpose is about Expanding knowledge, Enhancing responsibility.
There are over a million different podcasts available to audiences around the world and their popularity only continues to surge. While around 28 percent of Europeans have listened to a podcast within the last month, and with nearly 60 percent of the US population tuning into podcasts each week, podcast audiences are extremely engaged and it’s evident the world is experiencing a podcast revolution.
Perhaps the greatest asset of the podcast is its flexible format, which suits the busy lifestyle of today’s audiences. Whether you like listening to podcasts on your commute to work, when going for a walk, or for some relaxation before bed, you can consume your favorite episodes anywhere, anytime.
Just as importantly, podcasts are a powerful tool for learning – something we are passionate about at the HEC Paris Executive MBA.
With some of the world’s top experts and professors at HEC Paris, who teach in the EMBA program, it presented the perfect opportunity to create highly engaging and insightful podcast episodes.
Recently, the esteemed guests and school faculty have explored the economic and social impacts of Covid, examining important related issues such as the role of CSR during a crisis, how to deal with severe uncertainty, and social media and its development under the social distancing era.
Here are our top 5 HEC Knowledge podcasts that you’ll want to add to your download list now:
Terrorized by a virus? Time for a mental shift (Listen)
How can managers lead positive change within organizations in order to adapt to the coronavirus crisis, while continuing to inspire and motivate people under such highly uncertain circumstances? Mathis Schulte, associate professor in Management & Human Resources at HEC Paris, elaborates on social psychology’s terror management theory, and what we can do to prepare for the disruptive changes ahead of us.
The Future of Energy Transition (Listen)
The Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity for us to rethink our current energy system. Jean-Michel Gauthier, professor and executive director of the Energy & Finance Chair at HEC Paris, explains the global consequences of the coronavirus and paints a picture of the future of the energy transition right here at the heart of the European Union.
The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility during a Crisis (Listen)
The Covid-19 pandemic has placed companies under the microscope for how well they respond to the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders. HEC Paris Professor of Strategy & Business Policy, Georg Wernicke, shares his perspective on how engagement in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, may affect firms’ well-being not only during the crisis, but also in its aftermath.
Coronavirus: Making a difference through Social Media (Listen)
As social distancing becomes the new normal, social media has rallied distant communities worldwide in moments of hope and inspiration. HEC Paris Professor Kristine de Valck tells us how critical social media can be in times of crisis and how marketers should adapt their social media strategies in this extraordinary time.
Decision Making during a Crisis (Listen)
The Covid-19 health crisis is having a critical bearing on decision-making biases that may potentially influence the decisions we take today and in the future. HEC Paris Professor Anne-Sophie Chaxel provides an analysis of what these biases are and how to ensure we don’t misuse them.
For more podcasts from HEC Paris, subscribe to Knowledge@HEC, where new podcasts with relevant topics and insights from our top professors will be uploaded weekly.