B2B News for April 28, 2021: Smart Cities, Being Scrappy in B2B Tech, Workplace Whistleblower Reluctance

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Smart cities use big data. That means the morning commute should become more efficient post-pandemic. The City of Calgary announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a traffic navigation. The partnership is a two-way data share of publicly available traffic information. The Waze for Cities Data, one known as the Connected Citizens Program, is meant to safer roads. The program has 1,600 partner cities around the world.

Use of the Waze tool will help provide Calgary with real-time, anonymous, user-generated incident and traffic information directly from Calgary drivers and passengers. The City of Calgary will provide real-time government-reported construction, crash, and road closure data to Waze.

“As a smart city, we’re always looking for opportunities to improve the services we’re delivering to Calgarians by connecting technology and data,” said Naheed Nenshi, Calgary’s mayor. “This exciting, no-cost partnership with Waze will provide Calgarians with real-time information, about traffic and road conditions, reducing commute times and making our roads even safer.”

More information: https://www.waze.com/ccp

Are you scrappy enough? If you’re in B2B Tech Marketing that is the question you should be asking. That’s according to the FINITE Fest podcast’s Adam Goyette. Goyette is the VP Marketing at Help Scout. In the podcast he outlines what scrappiness is and whether it is a feat of culture or mindset in B2B Marketing.

Press release: https://finite.community/podcast/podcast-why-b2b-tech-marketers-should-be-scrappy/

Maybe the show The Good Place gave moral philosophy a bad name. After spending more than 13 months working remotely with time to examine one’s conscience and moral responsibilities, workers are still unlikely to report corporate wrong-doing when they discover it. There remain barriers to whistleblowing.

That’s according to the findings from the State of Workplace Wrongdoing 2021 Report. From the anonymous reporting platform AllVoices.

The company surveyed 1,000 U.S. workers on March 8 to better understand patterns in witnessing, responding to, and reporting wrongdoing at work. Key findings include:

  • More than a quarter of workplace wrongdoing goes unreported
  • Inexperienced employees are especially hesitant to report wrongdoing
  • One-fifth of reports about workplace wrongdoing go unaddressed
  • One-third of wrongdoing reports are never resolved
  • Lack of anonymity inhibits further reporting of workplace wrongdoing
  • Half of employees aren’t sure what they can do to report workplace wrongdoing
  • Only 63% of employees believe their employer wants them to report wrongdoing

Press release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/allvoices-state-of-workplace-wrongdoing-report-shows-employees-are-still-hesitant-to-report-301278639.html

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Kate Baggott

Kate Baggott

Kate Baggott is a former Managing Editor of B2BNN. Her technology and business journalism has appeared in the Technology Review, the Globe and Mail, Canada Computes, the Vancouver Sun and the Bay Street Bull. She is the author of the short story collections Love from Planet Wine Cooler and Dry Stories. Find links to recent articles by following her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-baggott-9a0306/