Christy Luciano

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How to Tell an Employee They Didn’t Get a Promotion

It’s no fun to tell employees that they’ve been passed over for a promotion — especially if you value them and their work. What’s the best way to deliver the bad news? What can you say to make sure they don’t lose interest in their jobs or hold grudges against you or the decision makers? Should you …

The Right Way for Companies to Publicize Their Social Responsibility Efforts

“Why don’t we get credit for all the good things we do?” the CEO of a major global corporation asked me recently. After all, the company has innovative and impactful programs to ensure safe working conditions; training programs to help low-wage workers in its supply chain increase their earnings; …

Why We Don’t Let Coworkers Help Us, Even When We Need It

When colleagues display helpful and cooperative “citizenship behaviors,” research has shown, they tend to develop high-quality social connections, which can improve individual and team performance through enhanced coordination, communication, and shared understanding within organizations. But …

Socially Responsible Business Can Only Succeed If It Becomes a Movement

What does it take to cause something big about a community to change — something that no one individually has much power over, even something as big as a prevailing mindset? We know what it takes: a social movement. And social movements aren’t only the domain of community organizers and college …

Why COOs Should Think Like Behavioral Economists

When Yelp was a startup with just 15 employees, the office manager began to stock the kitchen with drinks and snacks to get everyone through the long afternoons. Juice, water, fruit, chips, and as much candy as could be stuffed into the small kitchen drawer. Being at work was like being, well, a …

Big thaw leaves thousands without water in parts of UK

<b>Homes across the UK are facing water supply problems - with thousands of people in Wales and south-east England urged to use as little as possible.</b><p>Water suppliers say a thaw has led to burst water mains and leaks.<p>About 13,000 homes are still without water in Kent and Sussex while thousands of …

Water

How to Make Sustainability Every Employee’s Responsibility

Do you believe that sustainability is important for your company, but that it’s “someone else’s problem”? You aren’t alone: While most organizations talk the talk of sustainability — doing things such as integrating environmental and societal concerns into their business models — very few walk the …

The Parts of Customer Service That Should Never Be Automated

In Pixar’s <i>WALL-E</i>, oversized humans recline on levitating barcaloungers and are dressed, primped, polished, and served, entirely by robots. Fiction? Maybe not, at least according to a wave of media coverage pointing to a dizzying array of service innovations on the horizon.<p>Look no further than the …

Customers

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

Employee Engagement

‘We stood there crying’: Emaciated polar bear seen in 'gut-wrenching' video and photos

The world’s tragedies often have images that end up defining them: A five-year old screaming in Iraq after her parents were killed by U.S. soldiers. A starving child being stalked by a vulture during a ruthless famine in Sudan.<p>A video released this week of an extremely emaciated polar bear has …

Global Warming

How GoFundMe Is Redefining The Business Of Disaster Relief

Families in need used to look to nonprofits and government. Now they can raise their own funds in record time–assuming they have a click-able story.<p>Hewitt Bauguss Sr., 95, worked for most of his life as a ranch foreman in a tiny desert town in West Texas, population 837. His children settled 500 …

Tesla strikes another deal that shows it's about to turn the car insurance world upside down

Tesla struck a deal with Liberty Mutual to create a customized insurance package — and the move shows how the electric automaker is intent on disrupting the insurance industry.<p>The new plan is called InsureMyTesla and was designed specifically for Tesla vehicles. Its benefits include replacing …

Tesla

There’s a 1 in 20 chance humans will be wiped out this century

Humanity could be wiped out by “catastrophic” climate change within 100 years.<p>That’s the terrifying claim from a top scientist who believes there is …

The Better You Know Yourself, the More Resilient You’ll Be

When we think about “resilience,” we typically imagine bouncing back from major hardship. Management theorists have increasingly put forward a more nuanced definition, however: resilience as the ability to adapt to complex change. But in today’s world, that means the demand for resilience is almost …

A Winning Parental Leave Policy Can Be Surprisingly Simple

An employee handbook update doesn’t usually merit a press release and glossy promotional video — except when there’s a benefits arms race on. The paid-parental-leave arms race is red-hot because employers see a unique opportunity to nab talent and headlines by one-upping their competitors. Although …

Czech Republic nuclear power station hosts bikini contest to choose interns

A Czech nuclear power plant decided a bikini contest would be a good way to choose its next round of interns. Facebook users were asked to rate …

What Can Prevent Alzheimer's? Here's What the Evidence Shows

There’s no strong evidence that anything prevents Alzheimer’s disease, but a few common-sense practices may help delay memory loss, a panel of experts said Thursday.<p>They include controlling high blood pressure, regular exercise and specific memory training exercises.<p>Outside of that, there’s no …

Dementia

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

How to Give an Employee Feedback About Their Appearance

Whether we like it or not, a person’s appearance affects their success at work. When an employee looks unkempt or wears revealing clothing, they may have a harder time gaining their colleagues’ or customers’ respect. But how do you broach what feels like a sensitive topic? And how can you frame the …

Experts: The Great Barrier Reef cannot be saved

Two-thirds of the reef is at risk of dying. It’s time to focus on maintaining rather than improving it, scientists say.<p>It’s official. The Great Barrier Reef cannot be saved.<p>The prognosis comes from the Australian government’s Reef 2050 advisory committee, made up of experts and scientists …

Whiteboard Session: The Business Case for Sustainability

Why My Company Serves Free Breakfast to All Employees

Each morning from 8:30 to 9:05 AM at our company’s headquarters, in San Francisco, we serve free breakfast to every employee. And I’m not talking about stale muffins and dry bagels. Today I ate a sloppy joe, cheesy scrambled eggs, home fries, crispy bacon, and sausage links. Healthy, I know. …

How To Lose Weight: The Military Diet And 5 Things To Know About The Strict 3-Day Regimen

Want to lose weight fast and believe you have the discipline of a solider? Try the three-day Military Diet that promises a 10-pound weight loss if …

When You’re Leaving Your Job Because of Your Kids

You’ve decided to leave the organization, and the decision was driven by your needs as a working parent. Maybe you’re taking a new job with fewer hours or less travel so you can spend more time with the kids; maybe you’re “up-ramping” and taking on a position with more responsibility, pressure, and …

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks …

Assessment: How Mindful Are You?

Mindfulness is the ability to stay focused, while being aware of your thoughts and surroundings and being able to recognize and move past distractions as they arise.<p>In our information-saturated workplaces, this mental skill is becoming as important as emotional intelligence and technical skills. …

Here are 7 money-saving travel tips we learned in 2016

Booking that next big trip is something we can all look forward to and with a new year on the horizon, there are new opportunities to travel. Thankfully, in 2016, we learned a lot of different ways to save money while travelling, which means any money saved can be put towards getting to your next …

Just Because You’re in Charge Doesn’t Mean You Should Run Every Meeting

Well-run meetings allow you and your team to clarify issues, set direction, and move objectives forward. They’re essential to your team’s success. And yet there never seems to be enough time to properly plan and execute meetings.<p>Perhaps it’s time to rethink whether you should even be leading your …

Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, researchers find

The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism.<p>The study found pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks’ gestation were more likely to have a child with autistic …

Autism

How To Lose 40 Pounds In 2 Months?

You pledge to go by an elliptical routine, eat the healthiest things and count every calorie. But by the end of the day, you find yourself grabbing …