In the Shadow of Thanksgiving
November 20 | Robin Erickson, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
As we think about Thanksgiving and being thankful for all that we have in our lives, what are you doing to engender a spirit of generosity among your coworkers? How can you make someone’s day by doing something unexpected, out of the ordinary? How can we make kindness the ordinary? Do Good. Be Kind.
Artificial Intelligence: The Key Unifier Between the CIO and CHRO
September 24 | Amy Lui Abel, Ph.D., Managing Director, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Current debates regarding the future of AI often center around its impact on front-line workers and business operations. But companies should place more priority on the role AI will have on the C-Suite. Both now and even more so down the road, the implications of AI will warrant unprecedented collaboration between two key roles: the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Learnings from Survey Research with Americans Age 85+
June 18 | Anna M. Rappaport | Comments (0)
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) recently completed the study The Post-Retirement Experiences of Individuals 85+ Years Old. The research includes in-depth interviews and two surveys, a telephone survey of individuals age 85+ and an on-line survey of adult children who are familiar with their parents’ finances and planning.
Finding Organizational Futures that Matter
January 04 | Anna Pool | Comments (1)
If you ask a group of fifty leaders, how many of you consider yourselves visionary thinkers, how many hands would go up? In our experience, not that many. Most leaders don’t consider “being visionary” part of their skill set. While many recognize the need to be visionary, most lack an understanding of what that means. This has resulted in a focus on formulating vision statements, rather than experiencing the visioning process.
How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once
December 22 | Heidi K. Gardner, Assistant Professor, Business Administration , Harvard Business School | Comments (0)
Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge across groups, and switch projects during lull times, avoiding costly downtime.
What Mentors Wish Their Mentees Knew
December 22 | Vineet Chopra | Comments (0)
The mentor-mentee relationship is a tango between a more senior person and a junior one. Just as in dance, coordination and orchestration between parties is necessary for grace and success. And while we and others have written about what makes the ideal mentor, comparatively less attention has been given to the other partner.
There’s a Gender Gap in Internet Usage. Closing It Would Open Up Opportunities for Everyone
December 22 | Bhaskar Chakravorti | Comments (0)
No more than a quarter of U.S. computing and mathematical jobs are held by women, consistent with the data that around 26% of the STEM workforce in developed countries is female. In developing countries, those differences are even greater. But the gender gap problem doesn’t stop there. There’s also a shortage of women using some of the industry’s products. The International Telecommunications Union reports that the proportion of women using the internet is 12% lower than the proportion of men.