Best Practices

Remote Inclusion: Providing Support and Opportunity to Employees Working from Home

Work-from-home models aren’t going away anytime soon, so even as more companies begin to bring employees back into the office, it is important to focus on keeping remote employees engaged and supported. ... read more

Take Action: Five Strategies for Effective Bystander Intervention

Stopping harassment in the workplace takes consistent intervention and support from colleagues when they see coworkers being mistreated. Leah Pusateri of Hollaback! walks through the five most important ways to effectively intervene when harassment occurs. ... read more

Creating Safety and Inclusivity for Mental Health

Nearly one in five people have a mental health condition, so employers must make mental health a priority when creating an inclusive workplace. Therapist Charles Hill explains the steps that employers and managers can take to ensure their teams feel safe and supported at work. ... read more

Doing the Work: Diversity Leaders on Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Monitor sits down with three diversity, equity and inclusion leaders — Djuana Beamon, Jennifer Fanz and Stephanie Smith — who share strategies for creating a culture of inclusion and provide examples of how to implement DE&I initiatives that forge meaningful change. ... read more

A Conscious Conversation About Unconscious Bias in Equipment Finance Tech

Unconscious bias is widely pervasive, including within the technology we use. Identifying and eliminating unconscious bias in artificial intelligence, data sets and other technology applications in the equipment finance industry is an evolving conversation. Keelie Fitzgerald of Odessa and Lisa Nowak of Solifi discuss unconscious bias as it relates to equipment finance technology and offer ways to reduce or eliminate it.... read more

Progress or Peril: Current Challenges Facing Indirect Originators

Theresa Kabot of K2 Funding Group and Kabot Commercial Leasing explores how the landscape for indirect originators has shifted in the economic wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the face of increasing digitalization and M&A activity. ... read more

More Than a Feeling: The New Face of Empathy in Innovation

Everyone wants to innovate but to truly do so, empathy must be a critical pillar of your strategy. Scott Nelson of Tamarack Technology and Sean Scampton of Leasepath look at three areas in which empathy is crucial to innovation in equipment finance. ... read more

Equipment Finance’s ‘Moneyball’ Moment: Remaining Innovative is the Anti-Disruption

Innovation is one of the hottest topics in equipment finance and how well industry participants adopt forward-thinking strategies will determine the future of the space. Sean Scampton of Leasepath explains how technology infrastructure and company culture are two areas most primed for innovation (and disruption) in equipment finance. ... read more

Pandemic Proof Your Portfolio

As the Delta variant threatens to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic era, Monitor asked leaders from four Monitor 100 companies to provide advice for smaller equipment finance players that will help them create resilient portfolios.... read more

Three Simple Questions to Make the Bank-Parent Relationship More Rewarding

The relationship between an equipment finance business and its bank parent isn’t always easy, but Rick Remiker believes the relationship can becoming rewarding by asking three simple questions. ... read more

The Effect of Electronic Signatures on Chattel Paper: Zooming in on the Key Questions

Electronic documents are here to stay, so Kenneth P. Weinberg addresses some of the most pressing questions about electronically signed chattel paper, including how to best determine the original or authoritative copy and more. ... read more

The Circular Economy: How Does Your Company Measure Up?

Many financial institutions are already offering circular economy-themed financing — and reaping the benefits. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation expects that the circular economy’s role in mainstream financing will increase in coming years. The foundation created Circulytics, a tool that enables companies to measure their circular economy performance.... read more

Innovative Asset Management: How As-a-Service Models Support the Circular Economy

The equipment finance industry is moving from a transactional approach to an as-a-service model. This shift provides an opportunity both to deepen relationships with customers and support the circular economy.... read more

The Other Disruptor of 2020: COVID-19 Delivers Lessons on Future Proofing

When Monitor’s editorial board cast votes for this year’s Icon Awards, Deborah Reuben nominated COVID-19 in the Disruptor category. In a special “honorable mention” feature, she explores the shifts the pandemic has created this year and stresses that adaptability and agility are the keys to ensuring the future success of a business.... read more

Pushing the Limits While Learning the Ropes

Monitor checks in with four NextGen leaders about how their companies effectively engage emerging leaders. They talk about the innate value of younger talent, share strategies for effective inter-generational collaboration and share advice for tomorrow’s leaders. ... read more

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