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Why the Road to Gender Equality Has So Many Steps

BY Kyria Abrahams | NOVEMBER 12, 2019
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How Do You Craft a Corporate Culture That Has Meaning?

BY Jessica Machetta | NOVEMBER 6, 2019

How Behavioral Science and ‘Nudge Theory’ Can Make a Difference in Gender Equality
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How Behavioral Science and ‘Nudge Theory’ Can Make a Difference in Gender Equality

Since humans are creatures of habit and tradition, they’ll tend to keep doing what they’re doing until something motivates them to change. Individuals may change their behavior for reasons particular to them, but what if leaders in business or government want to solve problems by encouraging change across a whole group of people? The thriving […]

BY Jenic Mantashian | November 5, 2019

The Company in the Community: You Get What You Put into It
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The Company in the Community: You Get What You Put into It

Corporations don’t exist separate from the communities where they do business—and the value runs both ways. When business creates partnerships with non-profit organizations and government agencies, the combined leverage pays dividends in multiple ways, from the tangible (developing skilled labor) to the intangible (boosting employee morale). Yes, the return on investment (ROI) may be difficult […]

BY Cynthia Barnes | November 1, 2019

Lasting Secrets of Success, From the Guru of Great Companies
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Lasting Secrets of Success, From the Guru of Great Companies

“You just get up and you start marching,” says author, teacher and consultant Jim Collins. “You always have a friend right when you wake up in the morning and there’s this monster project that is going to take you years to do.” For Collins, his “monster project” has been research into long-term corporate success (and […]

BY Cynthia Barnes | October 29, 2019

What It Means to Provide Health Care That’s Focused on the Patient
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What It Means to Provide Health Care That’s Focused on the Patient

When you ask the universe to challenge you, says Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, you’d better be ready for what you get. A former practicing OB/GYN physician, the now-president and CEO of Denver’s Craig Hospital calls herself “a warrior for the vulnerable.” Over the years, she’s moved from delivering four babies on a single Friday at Kaiser […]

BY Kyria Abrahams | October 25, 2019

How to Create Healthy Teams—and Why It Matters
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How to Create Healthy Teams—and Why It Matters

The key to fostering a healthy team is creating a sense of “psychological safety,” said Bhavna Chhabra, engineering director and site lead for Google’s Boulder campus. “A psychologically safe team is a team where the people … feel like they can admit mistakes and be able to admit when they don’t know something. [It’s] being […]

BY Daliah Singer | October 24, 2019

What It Takes to Enhance the Whole Employee Experience
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What It Takes to Enhance the Whole Employee Experience

With today’s unemployment rates at record lows, many companies are competing strenuously to attract new workers—and retain the ones they have. What are their best lures? Turns out that the intangibles matter. “Large salaries and monetary perks help, but cannot offset the need for purpose and meaning,” said Naina Dhingra, a partner at McKinsey & […]

BY Angie Chatman | October 17, 2019

How Employers Can Provide Better Health Care
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How Employers Can Provide Better Health Care

Aiming to improve healthcare for its 1.5 million U.S. workers, Walmart is planning to test a variety of new programs next year, including health-care “concierges.” Starbucks, for its part, aims to expand its workers’ access to mental-health care. In a tight labor market, both companies are seeking to provide more attractive benefits, even as the […]

BY Sheila Flynn | October 9, 2019

The Real Victims of WeWork Are Its Employees. Is Capitalism Broken?
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The Real Victims of WeWork Are Its Employees. Is Capitalism Broken?

A business model hooked on fast growth has turned many workplaces into digital sweatshops

BY Dan Lyons | October 4, 2019

Why Genuine Diversity Includes People With Disabilities
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Why Genuine Diversity Includes People With Disabilities

A top executive of JPMorgan Chase tells why, and how, the bank made a special effort in hiring thousands of new employees

BY Sheila Flynn | October 3, 2019

Inclusive Leadership: What Gives Employees a Feeling of Belonging?
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Inclusive Leadership: What Gives Employees a Feeling of Belonging?

For managers, it turns out that having all the answers isn’t the key. Better to show a little humility and engage with people

BY Jennifer Mattson | September 27, 2019

How Gender Equality Can Be Built Into Your Business
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How Gender Equality Can Be Built Into Your Business

Unconscious bias needs to be rooted out of the workplace, says a diversity expert. One way: get rid of unstructured job interviews

BY Jennifer Mattson | September 25, 2019

‘The Virtuous Company Is Not an Oxymoron But a Necessity’
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‘The Virtuous Company Is Not an Oxymoron But a Necessity’

A legal scholar makes a timely case for expecting a greater sense of purpose from America’s major corporations

BY The Editors | September 24, 2019

What Happens When Capitalists Follow Their Conscience
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What Happens When Capitalists Follow Their Conscience

Inside Kapor Capital, where the diversity-minded owners invest their money in companies that help close the gaps in society

BY Dan Lyons | September 16, 2019

When Companies Provide Help to Disaster Victims, the Benefits Are Mutual
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When Companies Provide Help to Disaster Victims, the Benefits Are Mutual

Corporate America is stepping up to respond to events like Hurricane Dorian. Here’s why that matters

BY Michael Stahl | September 11, 2019

Walmart’s Dilemma: How to Respond To Calls For Greater Gun Safety
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Walmart’s Dilemma: How to Respond To Calls For Greater Gun Safety

Spurred by mass shootings—and heeding the voices of many customers and employees—the companies seek to curb the presence of firearms in their stores

BY The Editors | September 5, 2019

Work Flexibility Is Like a Puzzle. What Are the Keys to Solve It?
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Work Flexibility Is Like a Puzzle. What Are the Keys to Solve It?

Q&A: The co-founder of Werk, a software solution to the problem, says it comes down to using data to find out what employees need

BY Carina Livoti | August 28, 2019

What Is Business for? Not Just Profits Anymore, Corporate Chiefs Declare
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What Is Business for? Not Just Profits Anymore, Corporate Chiefs Declare

In a revolutionary statement, a group of CEOs profess a new allegiance to employees, customers and other stakeholders. But will they follow through?

BY Stephen Koepp | August 20, 2019

Can Employees Actually Be Too Engaged in Their Work?
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Can Employees Actually Be Too Engaged in Their Work?

While companies strive to create that connection, research shows that some workers can get carried away

BY The Editors | August 16, 2019

After a Year of Setbacks, the Ranks of Women CEOs Are Growing Again
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After a Year of Setbacks, the Ranks of Women CEOs Are Growing Again

Rite Aid’s Heyward Donigan rises to the drug chain’s top job, but is that a ‘glass cliff’ she’s facing?

BY The Editors | August 15, 2019

The Disability Equality Index: How Companies Are Using It to Foster Diversity
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The Disability Equality Index: How Companies Are Using It to Foster Diversity

When it comes to inclusion, one identity is often overlooked. The DEI is designed to overcome that problem

BY Laura Dorwart | August 14, 2019

She Leads: How Women Can Overcome Stubborn Obstacles in Business
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She Leads: How Women Can Overcome Stubborn Obstacles in Business

Women have parity in the workforce, but not when it comes to advancement. How can that be changed?

BY Angelica Frey | July 31, 2019

Facial Recognition: for Business and Society, What Is the Promise and Peril?
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Facial Recognition: for Business and Society, What Is the Promise and Peril?

With our privacy on the line, a ubiquitous technology ignites a complicated debate

BY John Surico | July 25, 2019

Facebook Will Pay a $5 Billion Fine, While Big Tech Gets Antitrust Scrutiny
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Facebook Will Pay a $5 Billion Fine, While Big Tech Gets Antitrust Scrutiny

As privacy heats up as a political issue, government agencies start to reign in the major internet platforms

BY The Editors | July 25, 2019

With a Community of 50,000 Women, This Founder Is Taking on Sexism in Tech
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With a Community of 50,000 Women, This Founder Is Taking on Sexism in Tech

When Allison Esposito Medina realized just how many women in tech were facing the same workplace sexism, harassment, gendered microaggressions, and the like, she created a place for them to turn for support, guidance, and camaraderie in a male-dominated industry

BY Sage Lazzaro | July 22, 2019

Airbnb Open Homes: A Tourism Platform Becomes a Disaster-relief Network
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Airbnb Open Homes: A Tourism Platform Becomes a Disaster-relief Network

How the hospitality marketplace created a way to provide emergency shelter for those in need

BY Emily Ludolph | July 18, 2019

Equal Pay Gets Its Due on a World Stage. Is Change Any Closer?
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Equal Pay Gets Its Due on a World Stage. Is Change Any Closer?

The triumphant U.S. women’s team backs up its demand for equality with a historic performance

BY The Editors | July 9, 2019

Trust: How Can Companies Earn It—and Keep It?
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Trust: How Can Companies Earn It—and Keep It?

In a time of rising scrutiny of big corporations, they need to build on a culture of trust among their own employees

BY Patrick Smith | July 2, 2019

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