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Everyone Cares About Pregnancy Discrimination

Conservatives and liberals, feminists and anti-abortion activists have teamed up to advocate for pregnant women’s rights in the workplace—but their reasoning is very different.<p>A few weeks after <i>The New York Times</i> published its widely cited report titled “Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside …

Civil Rights

Paid Leave From Work Can Help Domestic-Violence Victims Leave Abusers

Sixty percent of victims lost their jobs as a direct result of their abuse.<p>“Just leave.”<p>It’s the advice many domestic-violence victims hear most. But leaving—the meetings with lawyers, the court appearances, the apartment hunting, the counseling sessions, the all-consuming physical and emotional …

Domestic Violence

What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man

In more than a decade of arguing cases in court, I’ve witnessed the stubborn cultural biases female attorneys must navigate to simply do their jobs.<p>Last year, Elizabeth Faiella took a case representing a man who alleged that a doctor had perforated his esophagus during a routine medical procedure. …

Feminism

“Lean In” Messages and the Illusion of Control

In a world in which men dominate leadership roles, should we focus on changing the systems and structures that favor men at women’s expense? Or should we emphasize the tactics individual women can use to get ahead?<p>Our research explored this question. The first message, that it’s processes and …

David Sandberg

In Collaborative Work Cultures, Women Carry More of the Weight

In any organization, people apply unspoken rules and understood norms to get collective work done — in other words, they collaborate. Over the past 15 years, my team and I have observed and facilitated thousands of meetings and helped hundreds of teams come together to do work, and we have found …

Management

The Private Worlds of Parents Raising Children Radically Different From Themselves

The documentary Far From the Tree argues against holding parents responsible for their kids’ cognitive or mental-health struggles.<p>To what extent should parents be held responsible for who their children grow up to be? That’s the question raised by the new documentary <i>Far From the Tree,</i> which …

Mental Health

The American Government’s Declining Investment in Children

Federal spending is falling precisely as the racial diversity of the country’s youngest cohorts is rising.<p>American politics, especially in the Donald Trump era, increasingly resembles a slow-motion civil war between the nation’s past and its future. One of the best places to track the state of …

Federal Budget

Why unlimited vacation may be more curse than perk, especially for women:

Could this supposed perk make gender inequality worse, at work and at home?

The Workplace

Why Women Volunteer for Tasks That Don’t Lead to Promotions

Here’s a work scenario many of us know too well: You are in a meeting and your manager brings up a project that needs to be assigned. It’s not particularly challenging work, but it’s time-consuming, unlikely to drive revenue, and probably won’t be recognized or included in your performance …

Gender

Why Do Toxic People Get Promoted? For the Same Reason Humble People Do: Political Skill

Sometimes the wrong people get promoted. They might be deceitful and unscrupulously manipulative (what psychologists call “Machiavellian”); or impulsive and thrill-seeking without any sense of guilt (psychopathic); or egotistically preoccupied with themselves, having a sense of grandiosity, …

Most People Are Supportive of #MeToo. But Will Workplaces Actually Change?

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to create a tidal wave of media activity and increased awareness of sexual harassment and misconduct. But have they created positive changes in workplaces? Are people seeing healthy and lasting improvements in their organizations as a result of these …

What Blockchain Can’t Do

Blockchain technology has the potential to do amazing things. It can provide an immutable, digital audit trail of transactions, and can be used to cheaply verify the integrity of data. It can help businesses and individuals agree, on a global scale, about the true state of affairs within a market …

Lots of People Struggle With Saying No to Their Boss. Here’s How You Can Do It.

<i>Few people are as knee-deep in our work-related anxieties and sticky office politics as Alison Green, who has been fielding workplace questions for a</i> …

Employment

The Problem With Generalizing About ‘America’s Schools’

It’s an abstraction that has obscured the true workings of the country’s education system for decades.<p>Thirty-five years ago, in April of 1983, Ronald Reagan appeared before the press to publicize a government report warning of “a rising tide of mediocrity” that had begun to erode America’s …

Education

Why Women’s Friendships Are So Complicated

Women place a premium on knowing the details of their loved ones’ lives, which can make their relationships as fraught as they are gratifying.<p>When Deborah Tannen, a linguistics professor at Georgetown University, was in grade school, one of her best friends abruptly stopped talking to her. Tannen …

Relationships

Research: Women Ask for Raises as Often as Men, but Are Less Likely to Get Them

It’s a concrete fact that women earn less than men do. The true gender pay-gap is not known with certainty, but, when comparing equally qualified people doing the same job, most estimates by labor economists put it at 10% – 20%. The crucial question remains its cause. One common explanation is that …

Are Male and Female Brains Biologically Different?

The scientific debate around this question keeps raging, but one neuroscientist says we’re more alike than we think.<p><i>Updated June 26, 2018</i><p>Pop neuroscience has long been fascinated with uncovering secret biological differences between male and female brains. The question of whether men and women have …

The Brain

How Working Parents Can Manage the Demands of School-Age Kids

For working parents with school-age children, this time of year is especially chaotic. The season brings end-of-the-school-year projects, state testing, report cards, parent-teacher conferences, the transition to 10 long weeks of child care arrangements, the awkwardness of explaining to colleagues …

Using AI and Machine Learning for Agile Development and Portfolio Management

<b>By Ayman Sayed, President and Chief Product Officer, CA Technologies</b>You’ve probably already heard of the rise in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) across many industries and applications. But, what about the application of AI and ML to agile development, testing and even …

Before Automating Your Company’s Processes, Find Ways to Improve Them

One of the most recent automation technologies to emerge is robotic process automation, or RPA. RPA is a category of software tools that enable complex digital processes to be automated by performing them in the same way a human user might perform them, using the user interface and following a set …

Why Workplaces Need to Be Fairer to Working Dads

Each year around Father’s Day, some businesses take a moment to express well wishes for the working dads among the staff. Unfortunately, that sensibility is too often short-lived.<p>Seventy-three percent of U.S. working fathers say there is little workplace support for fathers, according to a new …

Research shows fatherhood makes men better—at work and at home:

The other night I read my third child, 2-year-old Grace, a book about mommies and baby animals. “That’s a daddy,” she said, pointing to the cover …

Parenting

Why Are Rich, White Girls Struggling in Math?

A new study reveals the extent to which children’s geographic surroundings contribute to gender disparities in schools.<p>In recent years, the common wisdom has been that girls are dominating when it comes to academic achievement. In reading in particular, girls have consistently outperformed boys. …

Education

What’s Going On With New York’s Elite Public High Schools?

A fight over admissions is making all too clear the value of securing a seat at one of the city’s finest schools.<p>New York City’s specialized high schools are a model of opportunity. They have stellar academic records, and, being public, they are free to attend. Their alumni tend to go on to elite …

Education

The Long, Contentious History of the ‘Word Gap’ Study

A 1995 study which suggested that kids from richer families are exposed to more spoken words than those from poorer families has long been the subject of controversy. Now, a new study fails to replicate its central finding.<p>Back in the 1990s, a team of researchers spent two and a half years visiting …

Research

A Survey of 1,700 Companies Reveals Common B2B Pricing Mistakes

Poor pricing practices are insidious — they damage a company’s economics but can go unnoticed for years. Consider the case of a major industrial goods manufacturer that was struggling with low profit margins, relative both to competitors and to its own historical performance. It traced much of the …

How Johnson & Johnson and American Express Are Developing Young Leaders

Over the next decade, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers will retire every day. Young leaders will have substantial opportunity to climb the corporate ladder — by 2030, millennials alone will comprise three out of every four individuals in the U.S. workforce — and companies will increasingly grapple …

Your Flex Work Culture Doesn’t Help Employees If It Hurts Their Careers

When you think about who needs flexibility at work to manage personal and family responsibilities, who comes to mind? If you are like most people, you envision a working mom.<p>The prevailing assumption is that working mothers are the ones who want and need flexibility at work. To be sure, many …

The Character Who Made Me Love Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Amy Santiago, played by Melissa Fumero, has exploded many a pop-culture myth about smart, driven women being cold, humorless, and lonely.<p>When I first met Amy Santiago, she was everything I never knew I wanted in a television character. I encountered the Cuban-American NYPD detective in early 2014, …

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Feeling Like an Impostor Is Not a Syndrome

In the 1970s, psychology professor Pauline Rose Clance noticed that many of the accomplished female students who sought counseling at Oberlin …

Self-improvement