Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Article Source: Harvard Business Review
Give Service Workers Stable Schedules
Over the past several decades, the service industry has grown dependent on an always-available pool of workers willing to accept shifts on an as-needed basis.
The author outlines four practices, which she calls “empathy rules,” that can help us cut across the divisions in our lives and build a sense of community.
Quantum Computing for Business Leaders
In 1994, mathematician Peter Shor introduced a quantum-computing algorithm that could reduce the time it takes to find the prime factors of large numbers from billions of years using a conventional transistor-based computer to a few days using a quantum computer.
Putting Your Corporate Purpose to Work
Most business leaders agree that a company’s purpose should be about more than just making money. While plenty of time and energy is spent defining and communicating company purposes, only 42% of respondents in a recent McKinsey survey reported that their company’s stated purpose translated into impact — that’s excluding the 38% whose organizations had no stated purpose at all.
How to Reframe What Work Means to You
When I was a teenager, I got a summer job working in a grocery store. All day long, I took vegetable cans out of boxes, hit each one with a price tag gun, and placed them on the shelf. Again. And again. And again.
Don’t Lose the Democratizing Effect of Remote Work
People are calling it “the big quit.” Employees are leaving workplaces that don’t suit their needs anymore, as more and more organizations return to in-person work after more than a year of working remotely.
The Data Economy Is a Barter Economy
What is the best way for businesses to use data in a way that feels ethical to consumers and does not spark a regulatory backlash?
Why Reducing Your Offerings Pays Off
Offering a tremendous variety of items drives waste, mistakes, and training costs; reduces employee productivity; and makes it harder for employees to deliver great service.
How to Hold Social Media Accountable for Undermining Democracy
The problem with social media isn’t just what users post — it’s what the platforms decide to do with that content.
It’s Time to End Slash-and-Burn Capitalism
We don’t need to reinvent capitalism. We just need to practice it. That means that corporations that embrace market mechanisms and decry government intervention in the good times should not change the rules when times turn tough.