Workplace Issues to the Forefront

By Michel Hobson Ⓜ️ | Issues . Solutions . Change Makers

Texas Instruments CEO resigns over 'personal behavior'

Texas Instruments says its CEOhas resigned because of personal behavior that violated the company's code of conduct.<p>Brian Crutcher, a 22-year veteran of the company, just took over as CEO last month.<p>"The violations are related to personal behavior that is not consistent with our ethics and core …

Texas Instruments

It's Official: Open Plan Offices Are Now the Dumbest Management Fad of All Time

A new study from Harvard reveals that open plan offices decrease rather than increase face-to-face collaboration.<p>Over the decades, a lot of really stupid management fads have come and gone, including:<p><i>Six Sigma,</i> where employees wear different colored belts (like in karate) to show they've been …

The Workplace

New York launches probe into allegations of Kushner Cos. harassing tenants

<b>(CNN) —</b> New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching an investigation to determine if White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's family real estate company harassed tenants at a Brooklyn waterfront property so that they would leave their rent-stabilized apartments, officials said on Monday.<p>The …

Real Estate

Weekly Round-Up: Unlikely Leadership Tactic, Communicate With Persuasion, How Introverted Leaders Communicate With Impact, When You Don’t Know, & An Essential to Great Leadership

Welcome to my round-up of recent articles and blog posts on leadership and communication. This week I'm featuring articles on leadership essentials, …

Communicate

A Few Tips for Introverts Trying to Make Friends at Work (According to Fellow Introverts)

You’re about to start a new role. It’s exciting because yay, fresh start, but it’s also incredibly intimidating.<p>You’re not anti-social or shy, but …

U.S. Navy Now allows Black Women to Wear Their Natural Hair

The U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday that it will allow servicewomen to wear different types of hairstyles, including ponytails and locs, the …

Hair

Survey: Inappropriate behavior complaints up 17% since #MeToo and #TimesUp

New data from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that “complaints about inappropriate behavior” have …

Sexual Harassment

Hollywood Producers Are Already Whitewashing the Thailand Cave Rescue

Why can't Thais be the heroes of their own story?<p>All 12 boys in the Thai cave rescue have been saved after a daring operation led by local …

Race & Ethnicity

A world-class musician says she makes 75% of what her male counterparts make. Now she is suing

<b>(CNN) —</b> The top flutist at the Boston Symphony Orchestra is suing the group because she says she makes only 75% of what a male counterpart makes.<p>Principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe filed the lawsuit July 2 -- the day after the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act went into effect.<p>In the lawsuit, Rowe claims …

Gender

Survey: 38% of women in tech say their looks have been ‘inappropriately commented on’

A new report on discrimination in the tech industry from technology career website Dice shows that women have to deal with a lot more than just …

The Crucial Process You May Be Missing With Your Contractors

Employers have a tendency to focus primarily on analyzing how they can improve their hiring and onboarding. But improving how companies handle off-boarding is just as important and chronically overlooked: In 2016, only a quarter of organizations had any formal off-boarding process. There’s a lot to …

Employment

This is why new hires leave within the first 90 days

It takes a lot of time and money to onboard a new hire, but many will leave within a few months. Here’s how to keep them happy.<p>If you’ve just hired 10 new employees, chances are that three of them will quit within the next 90 days, according to a new survey from Jobvite, who are recruiting software …

Employment

raceAhead: Bryan Stevenson's Call To Action for CEOs

The CEO Initiative wrapped last night. It was an extraordinary opportunity to support chief executives as they wrangled with the pressures of CEO …

Jack Johnson

Don't Be the Next Headline: How to Implement Diversity Training the Right Way

Employ a strengths-based approach to diversity to improve your company as a whole.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Learning to effectively interact with people who may be different (ethnically, culturally, etc.) from you and your team members is essential for …

The Workplace

New Study Finds Major Reason Open Floor Plan Offices Are a Horrible Idea

When companies tell their employees they're about to adopt an open floor plan for their office, their main selling point (aside from the fact that …

The Workplace

In letter to top Democrats, black female leaders say Maxine Waters treated unfairly

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Nearly 200 black female leaders and allies outside of Congress have signed a letter calling on top congressional Democrats to defend Rep. Maxine Waters after she was criticized by members of her own party for urging people to protest President Donald Trump's Cabinet members in …

Donald Trump

Manager Fired Over Texts to Mom With Son on Life Support

A Michigan mom facing the possibility of losing her job while she cared for her son on life support was given a little help after the messages she …

Parenting

How To Stop Taking Things Personally

When people disrespect you or do not treat you well, it is easy to take their behavior personally, to blame yourself and think you have anything to do with someone else’s behavior. Taking things personally is emotionally draining, and an unnecessary, constant reevaluation of your self-esteem. …

Self-help

Five Features of Better Arguments

A former Clinton administration official studied how to facilitate more constructive arguments among Americans. These are his conclusions.<p>Earlier this month, amid a particularly trying stretch on social media, I joked that I would soon be launching <i>Ad Hominem</i>, “a new journal of non-ideas founded in …

Bill Clinton

Wells Fargo accused of misconduct again

Wells Fargo is once again being accused of misconduct, this time because it allegedly used complex financial investments to take advantage of mom-and-pop investors.<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday that between 2009 and 2013, Wells Fargo (WFC) reaped large fees by "improperly …

Finance

Intel CEO resigns over ‘relationship’ with employee

Intel CEO and board member Brian Krzanich will step down from his role at the company, effective immediately. In a statement, Intel said that it had been recently informed of a "past consensual relationship" with a company employee. After an investigation by both internal and external counsel, …

New Mexico

Google Has a Hard Time Keeping Black Employees 

Google has released a report admitting that it is struggling to keep its black employees.<p>“Attrition rates in 2017 were highest for Black Googlers …

Sexual harassment report calls for changes to academic culture

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sexual harassment in higher education can be addressed only through cultural change, according to a new report.<p>The report, which focused on harassment in the science, engineering and biomedical disciplines, was written by a team from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and …

Higher Education

Senators unhappy with judiciary's response to harassment in courthouses

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senators from both parties expressed frustration and concern on Wednesday about the US judiciary's response to sexual harassment in federal courthouses.<p>Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley complained that judicial officials, who studied the problem for six months after claims of …

Sexual Harassment

Trump may have violated federal law by urging NFL owners not to sign Kaepernick

"Tell everybody, you can't win this one. This one lifts me."<p>Last month, the NFL announced a new policy for its players during the national anthem: …

The 4 Most Common Workplace Worries and How to Overcome Them

It can be easy to doubt yourself at work. However, if you want to be truly successful, it's time to overcome these worries.<p>3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>We spend most of our days at work, so it's important to feel comfortable there. Unfortunately, many of us feel …

The Workplace

Facebook accused of mass surveillance

A court in California has alleged that Facebook used its apps to gather important data about users and their friends, including some who had not even signed up to the social network.<p>In a lawsuit brought by a former tech startup company Facebook is accused of reading their text messages, tracking …

While Few Notice, the Supreme Court is Making Corporate Human Rights Abuses Easier

While Few Notice, the Supreme Court is Making Corporate Human Rights Abuses EasierCiara Torres-SpelliscyMay 22, 2018Tough it largely flew under the …

Harvey Weinstein Courtroom Sketches Delight, Horrify Twitter (Photos)

Courtroom artist also did viral sketch of Tom Brady in 2015<p>Disgraced indie film producer Harvey Weinstein was arrested on Friday in New York City on …