Jennifer Maravillas for HBR
Earlier this year the European Union’s highest court ruled that employers could prohibit employees from wearing visible religious symbols at work, as long as they banned all religious wear, and did not single out a particular religion. However, the case centered on two Muslim women who had been fired for refusing to remove their headscarves while on the job, and the ruling was seized on by politicians in Germany, France, and the Netherlands as a “headscarf ban.” It’s the latest event in Europe’s [...]
Since almost the beginning of management research, we’ve known that social dynamics affect workplace performance. Indeed, one of the pivotal questions of Gallup’s famous employee engagement survey asks whether respondents “have a best friend at work.” But while friendship at work always being a good thing is a strong assumption, recent research suggests that having a close friend in the workplace might be more nuanced than we assume. There are definitely benefits, but there are also costs.
The research comes from a group of professors led by Jessica Methot of Rutgers Un [...]
Elena Botelho, partner at leadership advisory firm ghSmart, talks about the disconnect between the stereotype of the CEO and what research shows actually leads to high performance at that level. She says the image of the charismatic, tall male with a top university degree who’s a strategic visionary and makes great decisions under pressure is a pervasive one. However, research shows that four behaviors more consistently lead to high performance in the corner office: 1) deciding with speed and conviction 2) engaging for impact 3) adapting proactively 4) delivering reliably. Botelho is the [...]
Email attacks are cheap, easy, low risk, and high reward. No wonder a “malicious email is the cyber spy’s favored way in.” An email security breach could impact your organization’s revenue and reputation. Protecting yourself from a breach can be daunting, given how many emails pass through your organization each week.
But if you think of cybercriminals as a business, you can keep up with them more effectively. After all, most want to make a profit. They work in a well-oiled, thriving criminal industry. Their operations involve partnerships, specializations, an [...]
“Janice,” a hypothetical patient, is female, 46 years old, African-American, and a convenience store clerk living below the poverty level. These traits, particularly her gender, race, and socioeconomic status, immediately elevate her risk of cardiovascular disease.
These are important indicators her doctor, who would probably be male, white, and affluent, needs to keep in mind as he treats her. Several studies have shown that a patient such as Janice might be less likely to have insurance, less likely to have a regular physician, less likely to report symptoms, less likely to [...]
Whether we like it or not, a person’s appearance affects their success at work. When an employee looks unkempt or wears revealing clothing, they may have a harder time gaining their colleagues’ or customers’ respect. But how do you broach what feels like a sensitive topic? And how can you frame the feedback as trying to help them — not make them feel self-conscious?
What the Experts Say
It would be nice if looks didn’t matter at all, but that’s rarely the case. “How we show up and deliver our work is as important as the content,” says Amy Jen Su, [...]
At this point of time, not having a website for your business or not promoting your business through online marketing is like having a keypad phone in this Smartphone generation. For those who are still not getting the point, here are some important benefits of using digital marketing for your business.
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Digital marketing is the next big thing for brands around the world. Brands and large business houses have started to rely more on digital marketing where in they can target a larger audience to market their products. Social media campaigns via influencers are a big part of the marketing strategy for these brands and business houses. These influencers help them with lead conversion which results in increase in sale. There are many digital marketing solutions providers but only few can provide fruitful services such as Ghost Media.
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For any organization small or large, it is important to train their professionals in a way that they increase the growth of your business and play a huge role in taking your business to the next, level. Training programs for professionals are usually designed for keeping them motivated and skilled and, to make them learn the management skills.
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