~11 min read · 2020-04-20 · The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly changed how the world does business. Work shifted, where possible, into people’s homes and online in accordance with social distancing guidelines. As a result, businesses’ longstanding resistance to remote employees dissolved, and the lines between work and family life, long blurred, blended overnight. Even when life returns to some form of normal, some of these changes will stick, according to tech journalist Mark Sullivan's interviews with CEOs and business leaders from a cross-section of industries.
20+ min read · 2020-03-02 · The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, a speech given in 1995 by legendary investor Charlie Munger, opened my eyes to how behavioral psychology can be applied to business and problem-solving. Munger,…
1 min read · Apr 27th · Check out TIME's inaugural list of the world's 100 most influential businesses
Which companies are shaping our future? That’s the question at the heart of our first ever TIME100 Most Influential Companies, a new list that highlights businesses making an extraordinary impact around the world.
9 min read · Sep 20th · Everyone is hiring. So why is finding a job still impossible?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are 8.4 million potential workers who are unemployed, but it also says there are a record 10.9 million jobs open.
Other jobs are undesirable — they offer bad pay or an unpredictable schedule, or just don’t feel worth it to unemployed workers, many of whom are rethinking their priorities.
Sometimes, what the software is scanning for doesn’t even make sense — as the Wall Street Journal recently noted, it will look for registered nurses who also know computer programming when really they just need data entry.
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.
Sep 8th · A record number of employees are quitting or thinking about doing so. Organizations that take the time to learn why--and act thoughtfully--will have an edge in attracting and retaining talent.
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By not understanding what their employees are running from, and what they might gravitate to, company leaders are putting their very businesses at risk.
Otherwise satisfied employees may also be tempted to quit as their options expand