Where I See Myself in Deloitte’s New Gen-Z Survey—and Where I Don’t

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The constant exposure to large-scale problems can spark sympathy for the people suffering, as well as an intellectual curiosity for what the solutions might be. I am an Internet baby, a member of Generation Z. The fact that trends on TikTok…

Diversity Is Not Enough: Why Collective Intelligence Requires Both Diversity and Disagreement

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How can we ensure that teams use their diverse information to make more-intelligent collective decisions? Teams are the backbone of critical institutions. Companies are run by top management teams, science is produced by research teams,…

Why Your Company Should Focus on Being a Good Place to Be From

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Instead of wanting employees on board until you’re tired of them—a philosophy employees are all too familiar with—focus on developing employees by figuring out their passions, giving them relevant experiences to help them become more…

ESG and the Risk of Moral Licensing

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One study on consumer behavior suggested that shoppers who brought their own bags felt licensed to buy more junk food. We are entering an era of unprecedented Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) imperatives, which will hopefully…

From Academia to Wall Street: Discussing DEI at Business Schools

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmvcBJhTjiM In this Heterodox Academy panel, Debi Ghate, vice president of strategy and programs at Philanthropy Roundtable, moderates a conversation with Alison Taylor, Ravi S. Kudesia, and John Hasnas.…

How a Soviet Miner Helped Create Today’s Intense Corporate Workplace Culture

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The human type created by Stakhanovism so many decades ago now seems to gaze at us from mission statements, values and commitments in meeting rooms, headquarters and cafeterias—but also through every website and every public expression of…

How to Understand Political Polarization in the Workplace

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg1YIZLaRKA&t=209s In this conversation from the NeuroLeadership Institute, host David Rock speaks with Jon Haidt and Alison Taylor about the social and technological origins of our politically polarized…

Robert Bilott, Author of “Exposure,” Reflects on His Fight Against Corporate Arrogance

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In October 1998, a Parkersburg, West Virginia, cattle farmer named Earl Tennant noticed that his livestock was dying from a strange illness. Half of his cows and their calves had mysteriously died, and the rest had been born deformed and dead.…

How Biden Can Take His National Action Plan for Business Seriously

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In its interaction with the business community, the National Action Plan can help the Biden administration shape what the President means when he promises to build back better. Last month, as President Biden’s European trip took center…

Why You Should Spotlight Exemplary Ethical Behavior at Work

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The benefits of spotlighting ethical exemplars can be greater than one might assume. Organizations, to their detriment, often overlook opportunities to spotlight exemplary behavior—ethical behavior in particular. Increasingly remote workforces,…