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By Pam Fox Rollin | How we work today, in business, startups, nonprofits in US & around the world.
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 …Sheryl Sandberg
One of the four major workforce trends headed our way is the rise in freelance workers. In fact, the freelance workforce is already 53 million strong, and growing.
To prepare for the workforce of the future, it's time managers take a close look at how managing freelance employees varies from …Management
In order to survive in Silicon Valley and to survive as a parent I developed a thick skin. You try to be great at your job and you try to be a great …Paternity
“Most girls aren’t into this kind of stuff.” No way, do you have the list? The list of things most girls are into? I’ve been trying to find that thing forever, can you forward it to me? You have my email. Thanks, man, you’re the best.
“You got it! Clever girl!” Accolades I would prefer to “clever …Soccer Mom
We're talking Ikea cheap: it’s small tweaks, rather than dramatic transformations, that have the biggest impact on company culture.
When Google set up shop in New York City, the Internet was flooded with pictures of its stunning new $1.9 billion space. The world marveled at lounges with deck chairs …Office Spaces
They’re impeccably hip, located in buzzing, central locations a stone’s throw from a (fair trade) coffeeshop. And they attract interesting, often high-profile people: Etsy founder Chris Maguire, Brainpicker’s Maria Popova, and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes have been spotted at one in New …Amsterdam
From the first day in court, it was evident that venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers was not the only party on trial in the gender discrimination suit against it.
Ellen Pao, the former junior partner suing the firm, was also on trial. Whether her personality “fit” with the Kleiner …Kleiner Perkins
As employers, it’s your duty to equip your team with the resources to be successful, including ongoing training. While I think everyone would agree that investing money and time on leadership skills, new technologies, product knowledge, customer service and sales skills are all important, there’s …Life Skills
The U.S. Supreme Court case decided this week makes it significantly more likely that pregnant women denied workplace accommodations will succeed in their legal claims against the employers who denied them.
The Court’s decision in Young v. UPS holds that there may be some situations in which employers …United Parcel Service
Great founders start businesses not to create a company but to solve a problem, to serve a calling, and to understand that they have a purpose that can actually make a meaningful difference. But of course, they also want their businesses to survive – and thrive – after they’ve moved on.
Watson and Crick. Braque and Picasso. The Wright Brothers. Wozniak and Jobs … and Jony Ive. Great collaborations all. Transformative. But what really made them work? How did collaborative relationships so ingeniously amplify individual talent and impact? Was there a secret to success?
When I wrote …Collaboration
By now, we’ve all heard about the low numbers of American women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Some argue it’s a pipeline issue – that if we can interest more young girls in STEM subjects, the issue will resolve itself over time. But that’s not convincing. After all, the …Women in Science
Leaders are providing less explicit direction to their employees these days, and relying more on coaching as a leadership tool, as organizations become flatter and more dependent on knowledge work. But many people also manage teams that span locations and time zones, which means they must do at …Leadership
Startups VoloMetrix and Culture Amp think there’s a more scientific way to manage employee productivity and performance.
Quantifying employee productivity is usually a rather qualitative, subjective exercise. But apparently, someone’s electronic calendar and email behavior can speak volumes about …Corporate Culture
What happens when teams become so successful that complacency sets in? How do skilled leaders inspire people who have become confident in their …Leadership
There are a lot of theories and ideas for what the future of work is going to look like. I have explored several on this blog. However PwC recently released a report called, “The Future of Work a Journey to 2022,” where they created three specific scenarios for what the future of work may look …The Future
According to data from Global Workplace Analytics, the number of remote employees in the United States has gone up by 79.7 percent since 2005. In the U.S., around 3.3 million people work from home.
But these are not just freelancers. More organizations are adopting a fully remote work culture. …
In fact, Schmidt had so much to say that he often interrupted and spoke over his co-panelist, Megan Smith, the U.S.’s chief technology officer and a former Google executive. The two appeared on a panel at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Tex.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt had a …Gender
Headquarters is typically where the senior-most leaders of an organization are based. The top floor of the HQ building is often reserved for such leaders, including the CEO and his or her lieutenants, and this is where decisions are made and disseminated, funds are allocated, and promotions are …Strategic Planning
A beautifully designed office can be a useful factor in recruiting and retaining talent. Today’s brand-new workplaces may contain officeless offices, cubeless cubelands, and collaborative spaces only surrounded by glass walls. These workspaces certainly look unique and make a strong statement about …Productivity
Unconscious bias is all the rage. Barely a blip on Google’s radar in 2010, a Google trends search shows how much the term has now gone mainstream. This is progress. Every manager can learn from the excellent The Invention of Difference by Jo and Binna Kandola, the 4-part series by Sheryl Sandberg …
Mar. 10, 2015 Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study ... full story
Mar. 10, …Verbal Abuse
The culture of CEO bonus payments creates a mentality where executives chase quick wins and short term strategies, which are often not in the best …Medicine
Human beings are profoundly social — we are hardwired to connect to one another and to want to work together. Frankly, we would never have survived as a species without our instinctive desire to live and work in groups, because physically we are just not strong or scary enough.
Tons of research has …Research
We all can agree that we have too many meetings. From the one-off event to the weekly check-in with an employee, meetings are taking an increasing amount of time in our daily work. But removing meetings from your calendar isn’t always the best way to take back your time.
When faced with an onslaught …Productivity
A look at major differences in the tech industry’s approach to parental leave
The tech industry has a reputation for being both a wonderland of employee benefits and a place that is unfriendly to families, particularly mothers. Along with the weekly massages, travel stipends, unlimited organic …Silicon Valley
Here are my ten favorite tricks for quickly appearing smart during meetings.
Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. …
When I sat at my computer last week, trying to write out a policy explaining under what extreme circumstances we might need to close our office and how we would define our work schedule on days when people might not be able to get to the office, I thought back to a situation several years ago. One …
Imagine showing up to play an important college basketball game on a fabled rival’s home court, only to find you’ve forgotten your shoes. Now consider what to expect from your coach, after losing the game. A royal chewing out for not having your head in the game? The cold shoulder? Worse?