Are You a More Holistic or Analytic Thinker? Take This Quiz to Find Out

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There now tends to be more cultural diversity within societies than between them—including in thinking styles. Left-brain or right-brain? Creative or critical? Analytic or holistic? We love to divide the world into simple dichotomies.…

Corporate America Has a Caste Problem

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Unwittingly, businesses and civil society in the US may have facilitated the dominant caste practices through preferential hiring of Indians (in reality, they are hiring only higher castes). Silicon Valley's diversity problems are not hidden,…

The Two Sides of Envy at Work

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Studies of workplace envy have surged in recent years as researchers look for ways to harness its power to inspire workers to aim higher, and to minimize its negative effects on office social dynamics. Back when she was in college, Alaina…

The Challenge of Working Remotely That’s Gone Most Unappreciated

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To see so many businesses finally catch up to the technological reality—that many jobs can be remote—can feel like a wonderful side effect of the pandemic lockdown. The option to work remotely is wonderful and worth fighting for. It’s…

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…

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…

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,…

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…