1) Go to www.nytco.com/investors and check New York Times Company’s recent financial reports. Is the business model working effectively? Can the company’s business model remain sound as more consumers go to the Internet to find general information and stay abreast of current events and news stories? Is its revenue stream from advertisements growing or declining? Are its subscription fees and circulation increasing or declining?
2) Would you consider a job that kept you at home for a significant part of the workweek? What would be the advantages of this? Disadvantages? As a manager, consider the challenges of managing those that work at home. What are your challenges? Consider, for example, how to monitor performance, motivate workers, and help them manage workplace problems.