Oct 26, 2020

Select Page

News presented free of algorithm

Post image

Going Back to the Office

October 26, 2020 If working from home intensified the invisible labor women do and put even more pressure on us professionally and personally, what should we expect from life split between home and office? And without much of the interaction and amenities that being in an office used to offer us, is going in worth the trouble of wearing a mask all day, navigating the new rules, and taking the potential health risk? And what about those of us who can’t go back? Women who’ve returned to their workplaces describe what it’s like to be back. Emily and Amy B report from their first day at the HBR office in Boston. Then Amy G […]Read full article >
Post image

Success, Stress, and Money: Lessons from a Financial Therapist

October 26, 2020 If you had more money, do you think your anxiety would go away? As a psychotherapist specializing in financial wellness, Amanda Clayman helps her clients uncover the motivations and roots underlying their money anxieties, so they can make better financial decisions. It’s a problem Clayman understands intimately, as an entrepreneur who struggles with financial anxiety. But she says money isn’t always a problem that needs to be solved, if we can learn to understand what’s really going on when we stress out about money. HBR Presents is a network of podcasts curated by HBR editors, bringing you the […]Read full article >
Post image

Write Down Your Team’s Unwritten Rules

Executive Summary Are your employees aware of your company’s or team’s unwritten rules? Do they know if it’s okay to turn off their video during a Zoom meeting? Or to take a break from work and go for a walk in the middle of the day? During stressful times, it can be helpful to everyone, whether they’ve been at your company for years or just started last week, to know exactly what the unstated cultural and emotional norms are. So write them down and share them. The authors call these “it’s okay to…” lists and suggest including unspoken rules related to digital communication norms, […]Read full article >
Post image

To Build Less-Biased AI, Hire a More-Diverse Team

Executive Summary To combat bias in AI, companies need more diverse AI talent. After all, if none of the researchers building facial recognition systems are people of color, ensuring that non-white faces are properly distinguished may be a far lower priority. The problem is that human resume screening is itself inherently biased. Discrimination is so prevalent that minorities often actively whiten resumes (and are subsequently more successful in the job market). Scanning resumes, whether by computer or human, is an archaic practice best relegated to the dustbin of history. At best, it measures a candidate’s ability to […]Read full article >
Post image

Global Crowdsourcing Can Help the U.S. Beat the Pandemic

Executive Summary To fight Covid-19 the U.S. must be open to ideas from everywhere, including developing countries. Sometimes, less-wealthy countries can offer simple, low-tech solutions that are highly effective at containing infectious diseases.  A team at Northeastern University spent two months scouring the Internet for other ideas that less wealthy countries have used to address the pandemic in areas including prevention, testing, isolation, quarantining, treatment, and reopening and have organized more than 50 ideas across these categories on a website, Reverse Innovation to Fight Covid-19, Cactus Creative Studio/Stocksy In […]Read full article >
Post image

What Health Care Can Teach Other Industries About Preventing Burnout

Fuse/Getty Images The first week of business school was an introduction to a world of new concepts. Just as the foundational coursework was coming to an end, we took on a daylong deep dive into case studies examining ways of ensuring corporate wellbeing. As a physician leading the wellbeing program for the largest health care provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, this was a pleasant departure into familiar territory. It was, however, surprising to see articles reflect an approach that, in the health care world, would now be considered antiquated practice. For example, the cases revealed a clear emphasis on employees’ personal […]Read full article >