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Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold

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Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold
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1 Million for Work Flexibility
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Emma Plumb

Lotte Bailyn is the T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Lotte’s research deals with the relation of organizational practice to employees’ personal lives, with a particular emphasis on gender equity in business organizations and academia. 

Mental Responses During Emergencies

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Mental Responses During Emergencies
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Eastern Kentucky University

Since elementary school, children are taught how to respond to emergencies like earthquakes and fires. The primary goal of these drills is to help create an easy to remember yet life-saving physical responses in case of a dire situation.

Allowing Diversity to Flourish in the Classroom

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Allowing Diversity to Flourish in the Classroom
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University of Cincinnati

The goals of the Universal Design for Learning are to reduce inherent barriers in instruction, provide appropriate support to all students, and maintain high achievement expectations from them.

Andy Molinsky: Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone

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Andy Molinsky: Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone
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Work and Life Podcast

Dave Asprey: Becoming Bulletproof

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Dave Asprey: Becoming Bulletproof
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Work and Life Podcast

A Brand New Employee Distraction

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A Brand New Employee Distraction
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

A new survey of 500 U.S. workers found that 87 percent of them are reading political posts on social media during the workday, and 29 percent report they’ve been less productive since the election. And that’s not all

New Book Release - Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

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New Book Release - Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women
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Amazon
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David Smith

Increasingly, new employees and junior members of any profession are encouraged-sometimes stridently-to "find a mentor!" Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentorship can be profound and enduring; strong mentoring relationships have the capacity to transform individuals and entire organizations. Organizations that retain and promote top talent-both female and male-are more likely to thrive.  But the mentoring landscape is unequal.

Take 5: Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen on the Benefits of Work Flexibility

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Take 5: Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen on the Benefits of Work Flexibility
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Earlier this year, Phyllis Moen and Erin Kelly, along with their team at the Work, Family & Health Network, published a study based on a very unusual, randomized controlled experiment in the IT division of a Fortune 500 company with 700 employees: “Does a Flexibility/Support Organizational Initiative Improve High-Tech Employees’ Well-Being?“. They found that workers who participated in a program that emphasized flexibility and support reported higher levels of job satisfaction, reduced burnout, and reduced psychological stress than those who did not participate.

Lessons from Investment Banks and the Dangers of Overwork

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Lessons from Investment Banks and the Dangers of Overwork
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Alexandra Michel is a Professor at Penn’s Graduate School of Education and an ethnographer who has studied the work practices of investment bankers for fifteen years. Instead of asking whether work gets done when people have autonomy over their schedules, she’s been looking at why overwork occurs—and what the consequences are. She recently spoke with 1 Million for Work Flexibility about her research.

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