The Art of Influence
Office politics can be a challenge for women as they advance in their careers. Women believe they are perceived negatively when engaging in organizational politics and prefer to even use different terms such as “influencing.” When men talk about office politics, they are not hemmed in by such perceptions and [...]
Funding Paid Family Leave
The US is the only developed country that does not offer paid family leave. FMLA, offering unpaid leave to workers in companies with more than 50 employees, was the last major legislation to address the issue. While some larger companies may indeed pay leave or allow workers to use short [...]
Automation: Paradigm Shift or Jobs Crisis?
As technology enables more work to be completed by machines, jobs have and will continue to disappear. On the surface, this may appear distressing for the future economy, especially given the current level of displaced workers in this country. However, a recent report suggests that automation represents a paradigm shift [...]
The Pay Gap: A Matter of Timing?
In the pay gap, it seems timing is everything. A study by the US Census Bureau found that women who gave birth to their first child before 25 or after 35 suffered fewer discrepancies in pay compared to their husbands. Women who gave birth within that 10-year window had the [...]
The Fed: Stuck in the Middle?
The Fed faces a difficult challenge in the years ahead. Unemployment is at historic lows, inflation has been flat, and growth is on the upswing. These all sound like positive economic indicators, and they are. It’s the sustainability and the longer-term health of the economy that complicates the picture. [...]
Defining and Improving Corporate Culture
Corporate culture is hard to define, yet culture is often cited by employers and employees as an important factor in talent placement. Further, Harvard researchers found that,“when aligned with strategy and leadership, a strong culture drives positive organizational outcomes.” But what is a strong culture? How can culture be evaluated [...]