Workforce and Employment
Wednesday 27th of October 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic made remote work more the norm than the exception, and now many companies are struggling to map out a hybrid plan that both managers and employees can embrace long term.
Monday 25th of October 2021
The global economy is beginning to bounce back from the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, with growth of 5.6 percent expected for 2021. But this recovery is not being experienced equally. Poorer countries are contending with a deeper, longer-lasting crisis that has increased global poverty and is reversing recent trends of shrinking inequality.
Thursday 21st of October 2021
You’ve just finished giving a presentation at work, and an outspoken coworker challenges your ideas. Do you:
Wednesday 20th of October 2021
When it comes to getting work done, two heads are better than one. Except when they aren’t.
Tuesday 19th of October 2021
Quartz’s cross-departmental mentorship program has a relatively high participation rate. Yet each year there is a last-minute scramble to encourage employees who could benefit from the program to sign up. As one of the organizers, I’ll admit that I’ve occasionally thought: What if people didn’t get to choose whether or not to participate in mentorship?
Monday 18th of October 2021
“Empathy is important, but not enough to put significant investment behind it”. That sentiment, expressed to me by a senior banker, was the dominant position before the COVID-19 pandemic. Empathy was seen as a “nice to have”, something that was warm and fuzzy and made you feel good as a leader, rather than as a tool to expedite growth. For many, it was a tick-box exercise. Management would run empathy training and then everyone would go back to their day job.