Improving the world a la Silicon Valley
For every societal problem, from climate change to inequity, there's a technical solution that will make plenty of profit. This approach is known as solutionism. Hear what the researchers have to say.
Accounting is facing a labor crisis. Could fraud be part of the solution?
How will exposure to fraud in students' formative high school years, attract new talent to accounting and other professional services?
How to cope when your values clash with your co-workers'
The importance of organizations creating an environment where people feel comfortable disclosing in workplaces.
Looks matter - Handsome bank CEOs can earn a million more than their less attractive colleagues
Can the beauty premium of executive men and women be explained?
Conservatives and liberals endorse 'values' and 'vices'
An interesting study that confirms, yet again, humans are hard wired for group loyalty above all.
Company culture shapes willingness of workers to act sustainably
“If companies can create an environment where their workers feel they can express their values, they could end up with happier and more engaged workers.”
Reflecting on your values before opening your mouth makes for happier relationships
By pausing to reflect on personal values before engaging in these kinds of conversations, our interactions could become more harmonious.
Finding the perfect match
There is an eternal question when hiring: “Is this person really the right fit?” Even if a candidate has the skills for the job, does their personality fit the company culture? Do their goals align with those of the organization? Employees who identify with the organization’s goals do better and remain longer. But the organization must have goals that employees can relate to.
Workplace bias suppression can be difficult to sustain
Decision-making that overrides one’s personal views and self-interests, also known as bias suppression, is often touted as an essential institutional objective. However it can be challenging to sustain from one decision to the next.
Managers try to fix workplace injustices by giving employees secret perks
It's not unusual for middle managers to compensate victims of workplace injustice under the table—from extra vacation time, to higher travel allowances, to equipment they’re allowed to take home—creating an invisible wage system.
Climate change is driving people to skip having kids
When deciding whether to have children, there are many factors to consider: finances, support systems, personal values. For a growing number of people, climate change is also being added to the list of considerations.
Conservatives and liberals motivated by different psychological factors
Psychological research on the different motives underlying support for liberal versus conservative leaders and agendas can help to explain why one group is much more focused on promoting equality and social justice than the other.
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