Culture

Professor Christine Porath on Workplace Civility

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Interview
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Professor Christine Porath on Workplace Civility
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Work and Life Podcast

Time to Talk: What has to Change for Women at Work

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Report
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Time to Talk: What has to Change for Women at Work
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PwC
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Judi C Casey

Women are more confident and ambitious than ever, but employers still need to work harder to address issues of gender equality in the workplace and empower female advancement.

Online Interactive Data Tools

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Online Interactive Data Tools
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National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
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Michelle Blocklin/National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

Struggling to find a data set to use for your thesis, dissertation, or other research?  The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families has developed a series of online interactive tools (

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Engagement?

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Blog
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What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Engagement?
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

I’m guessing many employers aren’t seeing such results from what they call employee engagement, because their employees are not truly engaged.

10 Workplace Trends You'll See in 2018

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News Article
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10 Workplace Trends You'll See in 2018
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Forbes
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Judi C Casey

From Dan Schawbel

Every year I give my forecast for the top 10 workplace trends for the upcoming year. The purpose is to help prepare organizations for the future by collecting, assessing and reporting the trends that will most impact them.  These trends are based on hundreds of conversations with executives and workers, a series of national and global online surveys and secondary research from more than 450 different research sources, including colleges, consulting firms, non-profits, the government and trade associations.

Dad-Friendly Work Policies Begin Growing Up

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News Article
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Dad-Friendly Work Policies Begin Growing Up
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Workforce
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

This Workforce article quotes Brad Harrington on parental leave: “The more I’ve researched fatherhood, the more I’ve come to appreciate the importance of paid leave. Having a father take leave and spend time with their child on their own, one-on-one, and providing care directly is huge in terms of whether or not we achieve gender equality.” 

Wharton grad Jonelle Lesniak: Embracing Failure to Curb Unhealthy Competition

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Wharton grad Jonelle Lesniak: Embracing Failure to Curb Unhealthy Competition
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Work and Life Podcast

Joan Williams: What Elites Don't Get About the White Working Class

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Interview
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Joan Williams: What Elites Don't Get About the White Working Class
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Work and Life Podcast

Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

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News Article
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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?
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The Atlantic
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Judi C Casey

Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here's why not much has changed--and what might actually work.

James Fenimore Cooper's "The Pioneers"

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Blog
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James Fenimore Cooper's "The Pioneers"
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https://phdify.com/

The 18th century romantics saw nature as restorative, good, and a place to connect with God. James Fenimore Cooper was a romantic, and in his book The Pioneers there is much tension between nature and civilization in America’s new frontier. History in America seems to begin with the settlement of any given wilderness, and yet those who settle the wild land are often wasteful, arrogant, and abusive. Natty Bumppo stands in stark contrast to the settlers.

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