If one broken link in your routine throws off your entire day, it’s time to shift your perspective. This Inc.com article discusses the difference between a routine and a practice and how learning the difference (and implimenting a practice, instead) can change your entire outlook on your morning, or even your life.
Only one in five C-suite executives is a woman, and women remain underrepresented at all levels.
One would think that in the year 2021, women would be equally represented in the workplace, but this is just not the case. It’s been an uphill battle for decades, and while there has been major progress in the field of women’s rights and equal opportunites, the glass ceiling is certainly still present in many, if not most of today’s workplaces. This LinkedIn article discusses study information compiled over the last several years discussing the strategies that various businesses were committed to putting into place to work on leveling the playing field and tackling gender diversity.
One’s first thought when the topic of investment comes up is not generally to work on bettering yourself. According to Buffet, it should be. In this INC article, Marcel Schwantes (founder and CHO) discusses his takeaway from a 2019 interview with Buffet, picking apart his suggestions of just how to better yourself so you too can become a better invester over the course of your life.
University of Michigan Business Professor, Cindy Schipani’s intuitive new theory on how to begin to chip away at gender inequality in the workplace is a bold new step toward fixing an issue that has been out in the open for decades, but has seen little progress. In a new paper, discussed in this Faculty Q&A session, she and her co-authors discuss the merits of her strategy and how it could change the social culture of business for the better, rather than just offering more scrutinity and hostility, as in the past.
Essentially no one was prepared for the work and life shift that came with the COVID-19 outbreak in the last few years. As a result of that, a lot of quick decisions to adjust to working from home, cut schedules and, for many people, a lack of child care have been the biggest hurdles.
With this massive culture shift of how we handle business and daily life in an era of social distancing and mask mandates, it’s become even more important than we can safely express our personal boundaries so we don’t take on more than we can chew. While it’s easy to say ‘yes’ to everything, it’s much harder to take a moment to realize that ‘no’ may be the healthier answer. More time at home or limited scheduling doesn’t necessarily mean more free time.
It’s no secret that the past year has been tough on everyone, but it has been especially overwhelming for health care workers on all levels. Bad behavior puts both caregivers and patients at risk more than one would think, even causing a marked rise in rates of accidental death. This Harvard Business Review article suggests six ways to focus on and work toward positive environmental change in healthcare settings for everyone involved.
During the pandemic, about four in 10 adults in the U.S have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, a share that has been largely consistent since Spring 2020. A telling poll by the American Psychological Association later in the year found that 74 percent of psychologists were seeing a greater number of patients with anxiety disorders, with 30 percent seeing more patients overall.
It’s easy to roll your eyes at the phrase “the Power of Kindness,” when it sounds like a catchphrase from a children’s cartoon. Fortunately for us adults out here in the working world, it’s a real thing. In this research backed article by the Harvard Business Review, three real-life benefits of the Power of Kindness (no sparkles or rainbows required, but optional!) give some great food for thought about how to handle this unstable and isolating time of remote work, social distancing and uncertainty.