It’s not only a matter of mentorship, though. Accountability is also an important part of retention, specifically when it comes to holding people responsible when their actions or words contribute to a toxic work environment for minority team members. There have been troubling reports out of companies like Pinterest and Coinbase, where former employees have reported that managers and coworkers freely made racist remarks and mistreated them without repercussions, creating a toxic environment that pushes people away rather than bringing them in. These employees need to be held accountable every time that one of these instances comes up, without fail. If not, the result is a culture of exclusion and discomfort that will prevent team members from sharing ideas, feeling heard, and ultimately staying at the company. That culture of exclusion and toxicity then becomes part of your company’s reputation, making it more unlikely that diverse workers will even want to join your team … [Read more...] about Tech’s attempts to diversify are failing. Here’s what to do instead
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“Instead of lobbying for corporations to come build a skyscraper to bring jobs and tax dollars, a much more sustainable approach is ‘Let’s build the most livable town we can, and people will bring their own jobs,'” Murph says. “At the same time these major cities that are straining to handle the populations that they have, it will benefit them too if some of the people who don’t really want to be there move to places that are more aligned with who they are, and the people who have been displaced from these cities can actually afford to live there.” … [Read more...] about The office as we know it is over—and that’s a good thing
“It’s probably going to be years before we get vaccines into sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia and South America and in other regions,” Weissman says. “What can happen is that since in those areas the virus is growing freely, it’s going to keep mutating. It’s possible that someday a series of mutations might occur that the vaccine doesn’t work well [against]. And then we have to go back and we have to re-immunize the entire world.” … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?
And in some good news: 63% said they expected hiring to increase in 2021, while another 30% said they expect hiring to stay about the same. Only 6% said they expected hiring to decrease “somewhat” and just 1% said they expected hiring to decrease “substantially.” … [Read more...] about Taking on additional responsibilities at work? You’re not alone
But it’s important to note that Harris is different from Obama, in that she is in a governing role. And the fashion choices of female political leaders are often scrutinized, however unfairly. From the time the first woman was elected to Congress in 1917 to 1993–when newly elected senator Carol Moseley Braun unknowingly showed up to work in an Armani pantsuit–there was an unspoken rule that women were not to wear suits: They were a symbol of male power. Over the past two decades, and especially in the past four years, there’s been a notable shift: Women in office and those running for office, have not only embraced the suit, but appropriated it as a symbol of female power by wearing bold, colorful colors. Hillary Clinton paved the way, with her rainbow of pantsuits; Harris often opts for pink and white pantsuits, and regularly pairs blazers with her signature Converse sneakers. … [Read more...] about Decoding the fashion at Biden’s inauguration