What could work Dobbins believes there are some aspects of Sephora’s plan that could be effective. While he says bias training doesn’t work, there’s evidence that appointing minorities to leadership roles does improve the culture of an organization. Sephora announced a new recruiting, mentorship, and career development program to support the advancement of employees of color, although it did not provide many details or metrics around this goal. Still, Dobbins believes that having more BIPOC employees, particularly in high positions, is a positive step. … [Read more...] about Sephora has a sweeping new plan for combating racism. But will it work?
Proven playbooks aren’t working as well. Strategies and tactics we’ve relied on in the past aren’t delivering the expected results. Trusted lieutenants are struggling to perform at their best. Top performers—people I know are up to challenge—begin to get frustrated or underperform. Like clockwork, once I connect the dots on the two points above, in the next business review I’ll see that numbers are starting to slip. So what do you do? Here are the steps I follow, along with tactical examples from our most recent growth spurt when we launched our home-delivery program. … [Read more...] about My company has gone through 3 growth cycles in 18 months. Here’s how I navigated them
All of which indicates that the only course of action is to keep checking your mailbox. The IRS has warned taxpayers expecting their payments in the mail to be on the lookout for the envelope and be careful not to mistake it for junk mail. Mailed payments may come in the form of a debit card or a paper check. You can see what the envelopes look like here. … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus checks: Painfully slow mailed-out payments frustrate many Americans
“We need to understand these differences because we can wring our hands, and we can blame and shame, but in a way it doesn’t matter,” said coauthor Nick Papageorge, an economist at Johns Hopkins University, in a news release. “Policymakers just need to recognize who is going to socially distance, for how long, why and under what circumstances to give us accurate predictions of how the disease will spread and help us establish policies that will be useful.” … [Read more...] about It’s not your imagination: Wealthy people really do practice more social distancing
I’m happy to report my mother continues to persevere, but her resilience hasn’t been the only silver lining to this ordeal. Years spent in the company of nurses and doctors—unfailingly committed, but perpetually overworked and often sleep deprived—convinced me that the power of AI could radically elevate the way care is delivered. Intelligent sensors could keep tireless watch over patients, automate time-consuming tasks like charting and transcription, and identify lapses in safety protocols as they happen. After all, if AI can safely guide cars along freeways at 70 miles per hour, I wondered, why can’t it help caregivers keep up with the chaos of the healthcare environment? … [Read more...] about An artificial intelligence scholar urges technologists to embrace humility