Sexism, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace are issues that have been around as long as women have been in the workplace. The #MeToo movement exposed just how pervasive and commonplace it continues to be, and highlighted the systemic issues that leave those who experience it with little redress. advertisement advertisement As more people continue to share their stories of harassment in the workplace, companies who have ignored the issue are seeing the repercussions. Last year, a public scandal involving one of its top leaders led 20,000 Google employees to walk out in protest over the way that the search giant dealt with sexual harassment and misconduct. When Nike leaders discovered the extent to which harassment was rampant in its workplace, six of its top executives left, as Liz Segran previously reported for Fast Company. Workplaces can no longer sweep the problem under the rug, at least to the extent that they might have been able to in the past. … [Read more...] about These apps try to make reporting sexual harassment less of a nightmare. Do they work?
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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) might be investigating Google’s Android for abuse of dominance, according to a Reuters report. The investigation report, which might not see the light of the day anytime soon, would probably cost the company a few crores if the claimed allegations were proven true.This is hardly the first time for the tech giant to face regulatory hurdles. For example, the company has been embroiled in a series of legal issues such as privacy, advertising and copyrights since 2010 across the globe. The instances seem only to be increasing.With the implementation of privacy laws, people are beginning to be much more aware of what kind of information they are giving out. These cases are a case in point and are helping to spread awareness about what kind of information users give out and how it could potentially be used.Close It might not be an exaggeration to say that more countries are skeptical about the company’s motives and have initiated suo … [Read more...] about Anti-trust cases mount against Google, but it is going to be business as usual
We’ve all heard the news that the traditional MBA framework is broken, but adding courses on business ethics and financial crises won’t solve the problem. And although Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg, and the rest are all considering bringing new ways of thinking into their hallowed halls, a relatively small school in Canada is actually transforming the meaning of an MBA right before our eyes. The Rotman School of Management, helmed by Roger Martin, proposes a radical idea: to develop business leaders who are well-grounded in multiple disciplines. The Rotman faculty aim to mold managers who are equally comfortable and adept at using tools and frameworks from business, popular culture, and design to solve the most urgent challenges of the day–what Rotman calls integrative thinkers and what I call hybrid thinkers. He’s a bit of a kindred spirit. advertisement advertisement Earlier this week, I had the chance to sit down for a public lecture with Roger to … [Read more...] about Reinventing the MBA: 4 Reasons to Mix Business With Design Thinking
Many designers make a very respectable living. According to a new survey of over 17,000 designers across the globe, conducted by the digital networking platform Dribbble earlier this year, product designers are doing quite well in particular. advertisement U.S.-based product designers working on physical and digital products report making an average salary of $103,000 a year. Not bad for passing on the law degree and medical license and (hopefully) never learning how to code! That figure doesn’t appear to be the result of a few whopping salaries that threw averages out of whack, either. In fact, 73% of product designers report making salaries of $75,000 or more. But there’s a catch: the highest-paid designers live in California, where 40% of those surveyed reported making $100,000 or more a year. Figures are similar in New York and Washington state (most likely the Seattle area, where Amazon and Microsoft live). In other words, designers who make six figures are often … [Read more...] about See the states where designers make the most money for their work
Babbel and The Wall Street Journal both turned away from the Freemium model this week. The outcome will be drastically different for each. advertisement advertisement Babbel, a language-learning site, came out of beta today with a surprise: It will be charge between $6.65 and $11.95 per month for access, according to TechCrunch. “Freemium doesn’t work for us,” the startup’s director told TC. It’s not for want of funding, either. Babbel held two successful rounds of funding in Europe, winning at least $1 million euros in total. But the subscription model allowed the company to do away with unsightly advertisements on its site, and to license higher-quality content from language publishers. The site’s principals are also hoping that a locked-in subscription account will keep the average language-learner active on the site, and prevent users from defecting to a free competitor. The second site to close down freemium access may be The Wall … [Read more...] about Can “Freemium” Work? Babbel and WSJ Say No and One of Them Is Wrong