How British Bank Employees Feel About Workplace Culture

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The Banking Standards Board, an independently led body that promotes high standards of behavior and competence across the United Kingdom’s banking industry, has released results of its fifth annual cultural assessment. It reports on a…

Survey: Business Leaders See Ethics as a Competitive Advantage

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Business leaders, according to the study, “feel a growing responsibility to exert their influence on broader societal challenges, from climate change to deforestation to racial and gender equality.” ESG is turning out to be an abbreviation…

How Viewpoint Diversity Makes You Smarter and Stronger

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VJHEx4BPjk&t=263s In this video, produced by the SNF Paideia Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Jon Haidt speaks with discussion moderator Jonathan Zimmerman, of Penn's Graduate School of Education,…

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Should Combat Voter Suppression

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Leading business associations like the Chamber should not reward candidates who are limiting the right to vote. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls itself the “world’s largest business organization.” Founded in 1912 at the behest…

Why Promotion Is a Moral Hazard

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"When leaders very publicly fail due to ethical lapses, some people are inclined to say, 'See, that’s just how business is,' instead of learning a more inspiring lesson." Jessica Kennedy gets frustrated when people—often academics—try…

New Evidence That British Workplaces Are Losing Viewpoint Diversity

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Our data found marked differences between generations in terms of their core beliefs. In the United Kingdom, most people don’t feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. For two-thirds of the population, talking politics sincerely,…

The Psychology of Shifting to Stakeholder Capitalism

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The key driver for a shift toward stakeholder capitalism is unlikely to be a presentation on the metrics, and far more likely to be the conversation an executive is having with his teenage children at the dinner table. As a result of COVID-19’s…

The Real Test for McKinsey After Rejecting CEO Kevin Sneader

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McKinsey’s pitch is that it helps clients compete at the leading edge of business innovation. It should apply this model to its own operations. Last month, McKinsey’s 650 global partners turned down CEO Kevin Sneader’s bid…

What Leaders Signal to Workers When They Compensate Victims

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Compensators, in an economic game, were seen as more trustworthy, moral, generous, and friendlier than punishers. Of all the levers at the disposal of a manager, an invaluable one for promoting cooperation is punishment. Teams that effectively…

Let’s Make 2021 a Year for Self-Honesty

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What if instead of fueling our instincts to be heroic, intensifying our dopamine-drenched feeling of being indispensable that comes from finishing that report at 2 am, we acknowledged that we have limits? 2020’s tumultuous story exhausted,…