It certainly makes for a compelling title, yet when I read on, what I hear is that people responded poorly to a woman making a “joke” that essentially reiterated that same old thinking that women are not as smart or capable as men and that married women have to “ask their husbands” about everything they do.
To me, that’s not at all surprising. I’d have to see the rest of the questions and more detail about the research design to believe that this headline is really accurate.
We all have times when we wonder, “Am I working for the right organization? Am I in the right job? And is this all there is?” This Harvard Business Review article discusses how helpful tips on how to handle these kinds of thoughts and offers possible paths to take in understanding the answers, whether they are simply that you need a new outlook on your job, or more drastically, that you need to make a career change.
The importance of women in management positions can hardly be ignored. When studies began to show that women “tend to drop off the leadership track about 7-10 years into their careers,” several companies began to find a way to change that. Working with their current female employees to create meaningful and productive opportunities to grow within the companies, they focused on both growth during the programs, but also retainment after the programs had been completed.
Sometimes, people move on. It’s a fact of life, but when an integral and well-liked member of the team moves on, it can create a lot of conflicting emotions. In this Harvard Business Review article, Liane Davey discusses how to handle this situation in a way that helps both you and your team members, as well as making the transition process easier for your departing employee.
In our shifting economy, startups and gig work are getting more and more common, but so are the misconceptions. David Jolley tackles some of these common misconceptions and myths about gig economy and how it relates to our culture of business and work, today.
“Just as bad behavior tends to spread, so too does good behavior. Kindness, it turns out, is contagious.” This Harvard Business Review article by Bill Taylor discusses how important a culture of kindness is in creating a successful business and work environment. This doesn’t mean enforcing it, it means giving kindness the means to spread, by encouraging it in encounters with others.
The future of work is increasingly becoming today’s reality for millions of workers and companies around the world. The findings of our latest Future of Jobs Report look at the trends expected in the 2018-2022 period in 20 economies and 12 industry sectors. Here is what you need to know to be ready: