9 min read · Sep 23rd · Americans are not just burned out and underpaid — our entire relationship to work is broken.
future of work
The conventional approach to work — from the sanctity of the 40-hour week to the ideal of upward mobility — led us to widespread dissatisfaction and seemingly ubiquitous burnout even before the pandemic.
We showed — imperfectly — that we could make human well-being more important than productivity.
The idea that all people have dignity before they ever work, or if they never do, has been central to Catholic social teaching for at least 130 years.
6 min read · Oct 4th · A trove of leaked documents, published by The Wall Street Journal, hints at a company whose best days are behind it.
It’s a crazy-sounding question, but it’s also revealing. Would a confident, thriving social media app need to “leverage playdates,” or concoct elaborate growth strategies aimed at 10-year-olds?
A good way to think about Facebook’s problems is that they come in two primary flavors: problems caused by having too many users, and problems caused by having too few of the kinds of users it wants — culture-creating, trendsetting, advertiser-coveted young Americans.
But Facebook’s research tells a clear story, and it’s not a happy one. Its younger users are flocking to Snapchat and TikTok, and its older users are posting anti-vaccine memes and arguing about politics. Some Facebook products are actively shrinking, while others are merely making their users angry or self-conscious
8 min read · Oct 14th · From unfair evaluations to denied opportunities, routine gender bias could dramatically change gender representation over time.
Women’s successful solo projects are valued slightly less than men’s, and their successful joint projects with men accrue them less credit. They are also penalized slightly more when they fail.
We also explored a paradox. Research shows that in many fields, a greater proportion of men correlates with more bias against women. At the same time, in fields or organizations where women make up the majority, men can still experience a “glass escalator,” being fast-tracked to senior leadership roles.
if societal biases are strong compared to those in the organization, a powerful but brief intervention may have only a short-term impact.
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