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…

Watch Us Discuss Our New Era of Organizational Culture

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAmOPRQMKzw The first webinar in a series called "Navigating a New Order: Business Responsibility and Opportunity in the Post-Trump Era," hosted by the Business & Society Program at NYU. Three forces—the…

How Company Culture Can Survive Remote Work and Be Ethical

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Just as important as the new challenges, is what is missing from the remote office—coworkers, supervisors, a professional environment, office pop-ins, small talk, and casual social clustering. Due to advancing technology, COVID-19, and…

Workplace Surveillance

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Surveillance and monitoring in the workplace have evolved alongside advancing technologies, presenting ever-multiplying opportunities, risks, and emerging ethical questions. More pervasive and personal every year, the "datafication" of…

Surveillance Tech Robotizes Employees, Eroding Trust and Well-Being

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It very well may be that the costs to employee well-being actually significantly diminish, perhaps even negate, the supposed financial gains surveillance seems to promise. In some Chinese elementary schools, students wear attention-monitoring…

Straight Talk About the Business Ethics of Workplace Surveillance

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On the potentially toxic combination of management culture and modern surveillance.