Instead, the team relies on Facebook-owned WhatsApp. “It works really well in low-bandwidth environments,” says CEO Nate Mook, who notes that WhatsApp will heavily compress an image before sending, while Apple’s iMessage strives to preserve the full-quality version.Mook’s chief complaint with WhatsApp may sound familiar: its requirement that you add somebody to your WhatsApp contacts list before texting or calling: “You end up with these massive address books,” he says. … [Read more...] about The tech that keeps World Central Kitchen cooking in times of disaster
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As a leader, I spent this year listening and learning, reconciling and redefining the meaning of management in an awakened world where equity is no longer a cause but an imperative. This required shifting from being client-centric to being employee-first. Today, more than ever, leadership is an art in relationships. It requires honesty, empathy, integrity, and grace—traits not easy to cultivate (or typically celebrated) in the demanding, deadline-driven world of business. … [Read more...] about After a string of life setbacks, here’s how I learned to rethink happiness
Worker bees are exhausted from never-ending isolation and overwhelming family duties and high-stakes politics. Companies are facing burned-out employees, and one of the few ways they can alleviate that is with time off, particularly in fields where it will be a slow business day anyway. The Black Lives Matters movement raised awareness about racial injustice last year. That means many more bosses are likely to observe the holiday that honors King and his legacy. As human resources company Zenefits puts it, “it can be an important show of solidarity to make MLK Day a paid holiday.” Who’s working? Staffers of stores and restaurants, many of whom are desperate for business. MLK Day Sales are prolific this year, with steep discounts online. And healthcare workers are as busy as ever. … [Read more...] about MLK Day 2021: What’s open? What’s closed? Who gets off?
There is a clear and obvious correlation here. Cycling lanes encourage people to jump on their bikes, and it’s only right for us to build on this momentum and invest in smart infrastructure. Pop-up lanes are the perfect start to understand the rise in demand, which now needs to be met with long-term investment and planning. … [Read more...] about The pandemic created a biking explosion. How can cities make it permanent?
Ralph Lauren offers several faithful online walk-throughs of its stores; I dropped in on the Beverly Hills location, because I’ve been there and wanted to see how the digital version compared. A much more comprehensive experience than Cost Plus World Market’s World of Joy, it offers a side menu that lists departments, eliminating the need to “walk” through the space to get to a specific department. Unlike the silent World of Joy, it plays music, which adds to the experience. And because it’s an online recreation of an actual store—not just a temporary setup—there’s a richness and depth to the interior. … [Read more...] about These virtual stores are a joyful twist on e-commerce