Tag Archive | "Flexibility at Work"

When women won’t negotiate…the whole company suffers

When you landed your current job, did you negotiate your salary or accept your employer’s first offer? If you’re a man, chances are you negotiated. If you’re a woman, you probably didn’t. This article helps managers address a deep-rooted workplace problem: when women don’t negotiate, the entire organization suffers. Left unchecked, gender disparities in negotiation […]

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Building the civilised workplace: Nasty people don’t just make others feel miserable; they create economic problems for their companies

It’s a bigger problem than you might think—jerks and bullies in the workplace. Research shows that they not only hinder recruiting and retention but also raise levels of client churn, damage reputations, and diminish the confidence of investors. Robert Sutton, the author of this article, a Stanford University professor, argues that companies can take specific […]

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Women Confront a “Grass Ceiling”

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have identified a link between the placement of women’s tees on golf courses and their professional success. The farther apart men’s and women’s tees are in a region, they found, the fewer women there will be in sales management, general management, and marketing positions in the region and […]

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The Athena Factor: a new Harvard Business Review Research Report examining the female brain drain

Many business leaders are looking to foreign talent to fill the gap in science, engineering, and technology workers. But the talent they need is right here in the U.S. Women make up 41% of highly qualified tech workers on the lower rungs of the corporate ladder. But they’re leaving their professions in droves. 52 per […]

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Eight emerging trends are transforming many markets and businesses. Executives should learn to shape the outcome rather than just react to it – a McKinsey & Company article and Podcast

Technology alone is rarely the key to unlocking economic value: companies create real wealth when they combine technology with new ways of doing business. McKinseys has identified eight technology-enabled trends that will help shape businesses and the economy in coming years in the article, “Eight business technology trends to watch”. These trends fall within three […]

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What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management

        Fans of Jeffrey Pfeffer will not be disappointed with the case studies and examples he provides in his latest book, “What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management”. Subjects covered include:•    Corporate culture, •    Employee development, •    General managers, •    Interpersonal communications, •    Participative management, •    Performance management, •    Team leadership, •    Teamwork.Every day companies and their leaders […]

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