How black employees see racism at work depends on position

A study of black doctors, nurses, and health care technicians shows that a worker's position within an organization affect how they see racism at work.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Jan. 20, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias jobs race-and-ethnicity racism social-lives workplaces

4 strategies for pitching ideas to your project leader

To successfully pitch creative ideas to your project leader, the first step is determining which of two creative types they are.

Julia Ann Easley-UC Davis | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture creativity jobs rhetoric strategy workplaces

Careful male allies can ease sexism at work

New research identifies how male allies in the workplace can help or hinder women facing sexism.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination gender jobs social-lives workplaces

Self-managed teams come with a serious warning

Self-managed teams "aren't as awesome as people think." The red flag is pay inequity.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | July 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture gender managers money negotiations workplaces

Teams with diverse thinkers work together best

Teams with many different kinds of thinkers have higher collective intelligence, but there's a catch, researchers report.

Carnegie Mellon-HCII | July 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture cooperation intelligence jobs social-lives workplaces

Paid parental leave benefits moms and babies

A study on California's paid parental leave law finds benefits for both mothers and their children.

Michael Pearson-Georgia Tech | June 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health jobs laws mothers parents workplaces

If boss shoots down ideas, employees won’t speak up

Bosses who reject suggestions harshly can shut up their employees, research suggests.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | June 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication jobs managers social-lives workplaces

Do the right thing at work? Depends on this belief

Estimates put the cost at up to $3.7 trillion worldwide of dishonest behavior by employees. New research identifies a possible reason why.

Greta Guest-Michigan | June 7, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs honesty motivation workplaces

How passion for your job can backfire

When people show passion for their work, others may feel better about exploiting them, research shows.

Duke University | May 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions jobs social-lives workplaces

To tackle complex problems, escape your coworkers

Slack and in-person teamwork are great, but you should probably close your office door once in awhile, too.

Rich Barlow-Boston U. | April 29, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture cooperation jobs social-lives workplaces

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