Will 2020 change the way you work forever?

The pandemic and focus on racial justice in 2020 may end up transforming the workplace for good, one expert says. He also has tips for the "new normal."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 parents jobs society-and-culture health-and-medicine workplaces

Simple nudge gets more people to start retirement nest egg

Motivating people to save for retirement isn't easy, but when it comes to planning, "the simpler, the better," a new study confirms.

Stanford • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: money retirement society-and-culture workplaces

7 things ease the switch to remote-only workplaces

An abrupt transition to a remote-only workplace poses challenges to both management and employees. Two experts explain what it takes to get it right.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: business covid-19 internet jobs featured society-and-culture social-lives workplaces managers

Don’t just fake it: ‘Deep acting’ emotions pays off at work

"Grin and bear it" might seem like the best strategy for emotion regulation at work, but new research suggests trying to real mean it will benefit you more.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Jan. 24, 2020 ~5 min

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

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 • futurity
Jan. 20, 2020 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Jan. 15, 2020 ~3 min

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

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 • futurity
Nov. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: gender discrimination jobs society-and-culture 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 • futurity
July 15, 2019 ~6 min

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

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 • futurity
July 2, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cooperation intelligence jobs society-and-culture 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 • futurity
June 12, 2019 ~4 min

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

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