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How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work from Home

More and more people are working remotely, and many say it improves their productivity and satisfaction — while also saving them time and money. If you’re commuting to an office every day but would like to work elsewhere on a weekly basis, how can you convince your boss to let you do so? What …

Why Culture Fit Is the Most Important Factor for Employee Retention | Inc.com

I'd argue that culture fit is the most important aspect of retaining great employees above anything else. But employee retention starts with first being able to clearly articulate what the organizational culture is. What are the aligned values, beliefs, behaviors and experiences that make up the …

Team Building

Uber’s Secret Program Raises Questions About Discrimination

In digital environments, the right to refuse service can be made invisible. That’s not necessarily a good thing.<p>When a technology company decides to block a person from using its service, it’s usually obvious to that person. There may be an email to notify users when their account has been …

Being Quiet Is Part of Being a Good CEO

After interviews with 200 senior business executives, Hal Gregersen of MIT found that one of the virtues of good leadership is listening properly.<p>The amount of literature devoted to teaching people how to become a successful executive is vast. And that’s no surprise: People aspire to be in the …

9 questions about the global refugee crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

On World Refugee Day, looking at a 65 million person crisis.<p>“We don’t want them here,” President Donald Trump said on January 27, just before he signed his controversial executive order on immigrants and refugees. “We want to make sure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our …

Immigration

18 of the hottest under-the-radar startups to watch in 2017

Founders, venture capitalists, and tech employees flock to the Bay Area and New York City to launch and build startups, fund new ideas, and simply just live among their tech-obsessed brethren.<p>But there's a new wave of companies eschewing the Valley/Alley life in favor of building their startups in …

McDonald's franchisees reveal the 3 things that are killing them

The company is lapping last year's launch of all-day breakfast, which helped boost same-store sales by as much as 5.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015.<p>But the excitement of all-day breakfast has been wearing off, and McDonald's franchisees are now expecting flat-to-negative growth for the rest of the …

To reduce its footprint, Patagonia encourages its customers to buy less often

As a remedy to rampant consumerism and the throwaway culture of fast-fashion, a few clothing brands actively encourage their customers to buy less. But can buying less be good business?<p>The renowned, outdoor-lifestyle clothing brand Patagonia clearly thinks so.<p>The origins of the brand lie in the …