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How To Build An Inclusive Workplace

How To Build An Inclusive Workplace

By Amit Patel   /   October 3, 2022

It may seem as if the push for corporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives began with recent social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter and Me Too. But in reality, DEI initiatives began in the early 1960s as a response to the civil rights movement and the subsequent Civil Rights Act of 1964. […]

Innovation: A Catalyst For Change

Innovation: A Catalyst For Change

By Amit Patel   /   September 20, 2022

When dealing with the aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are finding that the post-pandemic business recovery is somewhat ambiguous. There are still critical business challenges that need to be examined. For example, during the pandemic, businesses had to pivot quickly and develop alternative approaches to cope with economic uncertainties. Some of these strategies focused […]

How COVID-19 Is Reshaping The Healthcare Industry

How COVID-19 Is Reshaping The Healthcare Industry

By Amit Patel   /   July 14, 2022

While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be fully realized, there is no denying that it has permanently transformed the healthcare system and the way doctors, pharmacies and hospitals do business. As we slowly creep into a post-pandemic world, how we treat patients, deliver medications and administer healthcare will be forever changed. […]

The Future Of Work Is Flexible

The Future Of Work Is Flexible

By Amit Patel   /   June 12, 2022

To quote the late, great Yogi Berra, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” As we approach the summer of 2022, we are still dealing with the same issues we had in the summer of 2021 and the summer of 2020. COVID-19 case counts are going up again across the U.S. due to a rise […]

Working Well: Amit Patel On How Companies Are Creating Cultures That Support & Sustain Mental, Emotional, Social, Physical & Financial Wellness

Working Well: Amit Patel On How Companies Are Creating Cultures That Support & Sustain Mental, Emotional, Social, Physical & Financial Wellness

By Amit Patel   /   May 18, 2022

The pandemic pause brought us to a moment of collective reckoning about what it means to live well and to work well.  As a result, employees are sending employers an urgent signal that they are no longer willing to choose one – life or work – at the cost of the other. Working from home […]

Entering the “New Normal”: Are We Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Too Soon?

Entering the “New Normal”: Are We Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Too Soon?

By Amit Patel   /   May 16, 2022

As the Omicron wave of COVID-19 falls off the backs of our shoulders, many legislators and political leaders have decided to ease pandemic restrictions, which includes lifting mask mandates. Private businesses have followed suit. In fact, most of the country, and the world, is moving forward as if COVID-19 is over. The U.S.’s decision to […]

How COVID Has impacted Higher Education

How COVID Has impacted Higher Education

By Amit Patel   /   March 28, 2022

For this article, we interviewed a wide variety of students, teachers and administrators to get their insights on the effects of COVID-19 on higher education in the U.S. For the broad purposes of this article, we use higher education and post-secondary education to refer to colleges (community colleges, technical schools and liberal arts colleges) and […]

5 Ways That Businesses Can Help Promote The Mental Wellness Of Their Employees

5 Ways That Businesses Can Help Promote The Mental Wellness Of Their Employees

By Amit Patel   /   March 15, 2022

As a part of my series about the “5 Ways That Businesses Can Help Promote The Mental Wellness Of Their Employees” I had the pleasure of interviewing Amit Patel. Amit is the Founder and Managing Director of Mythos Group, a boutique management consulting firm that specializes in Strategy, Transformation (Digital/HR/Organizational), Leadership and Executive Coaching, and […]

How COVID-19 Has Impacted The Travel And Tourism Industry

How COVID-19 Has Impacted The Travel And Tourism Industry

By Amit Patel   /   March 15, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many things — sickness, disease, financial loss, anxiety, fear — and it completely transformed life as we once knew it. Although the pandemic has impacted virtually every industry, it hit one particularly hard. According to the World Tourism Organization, “global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, […]

How COVID-19 Reenergized Social Media Use In The Business World

How COVID-19 Reenergized Social Media Use In The Business World

By Amit Patel   /   March 14, 2022

Is your business struggling to effectively utilize social media? If so, you’re not alone. The coronavirus pandemic has taught us several valuable lessons, and one of the most important lessons learned has been the need for effective communication. With supply chain shortages, longer shipping times, pandemic regulations and social unrest, the need to communicate with […]

Is There a Labor Shortage? Yes, But It’s Complicated.

Is There a Labor Shortage? Yes, But It’s Complicated.

By   /   January 13, 2022

No doubt you’ve heard the laments. People don’t want to work. Employers can’t fill jobs. Businesses are closing early because they’re short-staffed. Even if you haven’t heard the grumbling firsthand, you’ve likely seen headlines like, “Staff Quit” Sign Posted on Family Dollar Store as Employees Walk Out. Or, you might have noticed the “Help Wanted” […]

Why You Need To Join The Conversation On Mental Health

Why You Need To Join The Conversation On Mental Health

By Amit Patel   /   January 6, 2022

This past January, CNN predicted that mental health would be one of the biggest issues of 2021. As we near the end of another unprecedented year, we can all agree that their predictions have proven to be correct. This shouldn’t come as a surprise after months of pandemic stress, natural disasters, political upheavals, and countless […]

The Supply Chain Disruption: Past, Present & Future

The Supply Chain Disruption: Past, Present & Future

By Amit Patel   /   December 20, 2021

It’s been a breakdown of epic proportions, and it all started with toilet paper. In March of 2020, the global supply chain was brought to its knees by Covid-19, and today, 20 months later, we’re still seeing massive disruptions in the form of empty supermarket shelves, higher priced goods and clogged shipping ports, just to […]

How Employees and Employers Are Reworking Work Together

How Employees and Employers Are Reworking Work Together

By Karen Mangia   /   December 15, 2021

Amit Patel Of Mythos Group On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together An Interview with Karen Mangia When it comes to designing the future of work, one size fits none. Discovering success isn’t about a hybrid model or offering remote work options. Individuals and organizations are looking for more freedom. The freedom to […]

The Great Resignation: Retaining Employees And Attracting New Talent

The Great Resignation: Retaining Employees And Attracting New Talent

By Amit Patel   /   December 13, 2021

In our last blog post, we discussed the phenomenon now known as, The Great Resignation. As a quick refresher, The Great Resignation describes the mass exodus of employees from the labor market that has occurred in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. In April of 2021, the U.S. began to see a record number of […]

The Great Resignation: Why Are So Many Employees Quitting?

The Great Resignation: Why Are So Many Employees Quitting?

By Amit Patel   /   December 6, 2021

Over the past 20 months, the Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented disruption in the global economy. The toll has been felt across all industries and in businesses of all sizes. As organizations attempt to resume some semblance of normalcy, one of the biggest challenges they face is historically high levels of employee attrition. This […]

4 Ways Businesses Not Only Survived  But Also Thrived Through The Pandemic

4 Ways Businesses Not Only Survived But Also Thrived Through The Pandemic

By Amit Patel   /   November 29, 2021

A Quick Recap        The past 18+ months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly been devastating for many businesses. Data from the past year and a half, shows that approximately 34% of small businesses across the nation have had no choice but to close permanently, and that percentage is even higher for larger cities. […]

Being an Effective Leader During Turbulent Times

Being an Effective Leader During Turbulent Times

By Charlie Katz   /   October 14, 2021

As part of our series about the “Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times,” we had the pleasure of interviewing Amit Patel. Amit is the Founder and Managing Director of Mythos Group, a boutique management consulting firm that specializes in: Strategy; Transformation (Digital/ HR/ Organizational); Leadership and Executive Coaching; and […]

Top Companies Understand The Pressing Need To Reskill Workers: Do You?

Top Companies Understand The Pressing Need To Reskill Workers: Do You?

By Amit Patel   /   August 2, 2021

The pandemic taught us many important lessons in business, and some of these will remain long after COVID-19. One of the main ones? The importance of specific skills and expertise, especially with new and emerging technologies. During the pandemic, companies couldn’t get their hands on technology nor find people who knew how to use it […]

Are You Making These Common Automation Mistakes?

Are You Making These Common Automation Mistakes?

By Amit Patel   /   July 26, 2021

The rush toward online tools, spurred by the pandemic of the past year, has created new jobs. From email automation to data entry to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms, businesses are continually seeking ways to improve efficiency and profitability. While the trend toward automation isn’t new, COVID-19 absolutely accelerated its timeline. In fact, a recent Deloitte survey […]

COVID-19 Accelerated Companies’ Responsibility To Act With Purpose

COVID-19 Accelerated Companies’ Responsibility To Act With Purpose

By Amit Patel   /   July 19, 2021

Over the last decade, businesses have become gradually more focused on supporting good causes and displaying their goodwill publicly. But over the last year, COVID-19 forced companies to take an even closer look at how they’re truly making a difference. As the pandemic impacted employee wellbeing, company culture, and revenue, organizations could no longer ignore […]

The Human Machine Connection Can Save The Customer Experience

The Human Machine Connection Can Save The Customer Experience

By Amit Patel   /   March 15, 2021

As shelter-in-place orders rolled out across the globe, many companies were overwhelmed with customer phone calls.  But many of those calls involve time-consuming, repetitive processes that could easily be automated.  It simply doesn’t make financial sense to have hundreds of humans in contact centers answering customer phone calls or responding to online chats that could […]

How Drones Will Impact The Supply Chain Long Before They Deliver Pizza

How Drones Will Impact The Supply Chain Long Before They Deliver Pizza

By Amit Patel   /   March 8, 2021

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones – are being reported as the next big thing in-home delivery services but they are already being used extensively for surveying land, mining, farming, military applications, environmental work, research, and photography.  Today there are more than 1.7 million drones registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), over half […]

The Long Tail Impact Of Autonomous Driving

The Long Tail Impact Of Autonomous Driving

By Amit Patel   /   March 1, 2021

Developments in autonomous driving are moving at a rapid pace with expectations that cars will soon be able to handle the majority of the driving and complex situations, without human intervention.  What has yet to be developed extensively is full automation where there is no driver whatsoever.  Once this happens, transportation as we know it […]

3D Printing Can And Will  Change Your Business

3D Printing Can And Will Change Your Business

By Amit Patel   /   February 22, 2021

In the last few years, 3D printing has been touted as the next cool thing, with promises of it revolutionizing industries.  While the focus has mostly been on manufacturing, the truth is that 3D printing will touch on almost every part of business, even reaching into space. So what is 3D printing and why should […]