Caroline Simard

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“Office Housework” Gets in Women’s Way

More often than not, women are the ones who help others when asked — they plan the meetings, take the notes, and take on other types of “office housework,” in Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s immortal phrase. These thankless-but-necessary tasks keep organizations humming. But as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg …

Leadership

Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality

The central conflict of domestic life right now isn't men versus women or mothers versus fathers; it's the family against money.<p>My wife leans in. A year ago, after nine hours of labor, she received an epidural and immediately asked me to pass the iPad so she could send a note to work. I suggested …

Hacking Tech’s Diversity Problem

When Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Facebook disclosed their woefully low levels of female employment in the summer of 2014, admitting that they had a lot of work to do to improve them, they signaled a shift for the technology industry. It’s remarkable that the sector is finally stepping up to the …

The Evolution Of The Employee

This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.<p>One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is that work as …

Average full-time workweek is 47 hours, Gallup says

Full-time American workers labor the equivalent of nearly an additional day each week, averaging 47 hours instead of the standard 40, according to Gallup poll results released Friday.<p>Just 42% of full-time employees work 40 hours a week, the traditional total based on five 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m. workdays, …

Performance review study: Women in tech get criticized more than men, are seen as "abrasive."

Kieran Snyder had heard about women in the tech word being judged more harshly than their male colleagues for the same traits and wanted to know "how …

Implementing 20% Time

By now, I assume you've heard of Google's fabled 20% time. They've changed it recently, but the original idea was simple: give every engineer at …

The abrasiveness trap: High-achieving men and women are described differently in reviews

Not long ago I was talking to an engineering manager who was preparing performance reviews for his team. He had two people he wanted to promote that …

Who’s Being Left Out on Your Team?

Feeling left out or ignored at work can have tremendously negative effects on workers’ well-being. In a recent survey, researchers at the University of Ottawa found that workplace ostracism does greater harm to employees’ happiness than outright harassment. But what does feeling “included” at work …

Unpredictable Work Hours Are Stressing Too Many People Out

In the modern workforce, control over your time is a valuable form of currency: for many, it’s an equal aspiration to getting rich (if it’s any proof ,“control your time” has almost 200,000,000 more mentions on Google than “make more money”). And yet as jobs become ever more dependent on online …

Leadership

Even where it seems legally required.<p>Even where it seems legally required.<p>The President has the stock market on a string, but investors are less …

Stock Markets

When it comes to producing female entrepreneurs, Harvard, Stanford, MIT lead the way

It’s back-to-school season, so it’s worth asking which top universities offer their female students the best springboard to a powerful position at …

20 Women Who Are Changing the Ratio

To the ceiling-smashing, see-it-to-be-it badasses spotlighted here, we salute you<p>Courtesy of Subject/Getty Images/Chad Rachman/Nam-Chi Van<p><b>1. The Advocate</b>Jessica Jackley, 36 Cofounder, Kiva.orgAs the brain trust behind the online microfinance juggernaut, Jackley is responsible for $600 million in …

Sheryl Sandberg

More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

Ricky Nussle has a map on his living room wall. He can use it to track the moves he has made for his wife, Amanda Saraf, who is training to be a doctor. The first was from Houston to rural Kirksville, Mo. Then to Phoenix. Next year, they'll move again for her fellowship in Columbus, Ohio.<p>Those …

Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.<p>Conventional wisdom says that women in engineering face obstacles such as the glass ceiling, a lack of …

World Economic Forum

"Sustainable business models enhance long-term profits." What happens when the world's smartest companies incorporate values such as human rights and …

eBay's workforce is almost gender-equal, but women trail in tech and leadership roles

eBay posted its diversity report today, revealing that it is closer to a gender-neutral workforce than any other major Internet company. Women make up 42 percent of its staff.<p>We recently covered how eBay’s Silicon Valley counterparts compare in gender and race diversity. Yahoo’s workforce is 38 …

Millennial males seek work-life balance too

Many younger professionals aren’t just looking for jobs. They’re looking for a better quality of life—and are tailoring their careers accordingly.<p>“My …

Promotion and self-promotion

ONE of academia’s deficiencies is that, though its lecture halls and graduate schools are replete with women, its higher echelons are not. Often, …

Social Sciences

What's the Secret to Workplace Diversity? Stop Hiring People Who are Just Like You

<i>By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief</i><p>Familiarity is comforting, especially at work. Affiliations and similarities can go a long way in the office, …

Opting for Free Time

A 'mommy industry' pressuring women to work harder at being moms sets women up both for more exploitation in the home and for the need to spend more …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

Happiness