An ‘Old Men’s Club’ Dominates Japan. The Young Just Put Them on Notice.

Change may come slowly in Japanese society, but social media has offered an outlet for a younger generation stifled by a rigid hierarchy.

#chinese-university-of-hong-kong-the, #japan, #mori-yoshiro, #workplace-environment, #youth

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Who is Arora Akanksha, the 34-Year-Old Running for U.N. Secretary General?

The United Nations auditor, with no diplomatic experience, has declared her candidacy for secretary general — an audacious bid to shake up an organization that she says badly needs it.

#canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #guterres-antonio, #haryana-india, #millennial-generation, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-nations, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

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Companies Shouldn’t Require Employees to Get Vaccines

Let the government make the policy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #medicine-and-health, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment

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New York Times Calls for Workplace Changes in Diversity Report

“The Times is a difficult environment for many of our colleagues,” the report found. People of color described “unsettling and sometimes painful day-to-day workplace experiences.”

#baquet-dean, #black-people, #guild-amber-r-1977, #hispanic-americans, #kopit-levien-meredith, #minorities, #new-york-times, #race-and-ethnicity, #ryan-carolyn, #sulzberger-a-g, #workplace-environment

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Slate Suspends Podcast Host After Debate Over Racial Slur

Mike Pesca of “The Gist” said he was suspended after defending, in a Slack discussion with colleagues, the use of the slur in some contexts.

#defector-media-llc, #discrimination, #hohlt-jared, #mike-pesca, #news-and-news-media, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #slate-magazine, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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No Boys Allowed

Some very odd workplace dilemmas for which there are no easy answers, except for one. There is one easy answer.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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George Floyd Image With the Words ‘You Take My Breath Away’ Prompts Internal Police Investigation

The Valentine-style image was “passed around” the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chief-michel-moore, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #workplace-environment

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Apologizes for Insensitive Job Posting

The museum wrote that it was seeking a director who would work to maintain its “core, white art audience,” in addition to attracting a more diverse one.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #hiring-and-promotion, #indianapolis-ind, #indianapolis-museum-of-art, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #venable-charles-l, #workplace-environment

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France to Scrap Law Banning Desk Lunches

The coronavirus pandemic has already upended eating habits in a country where the table is a sacred space. Now it is taking its toll on a symbol of work-life balance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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My New Job Did a Salary Bait and Switch, and I Want Out

A false promise on pay, a desire to get off the corporate career ladder and fraught co-worker bonding over food are all on deck this week.

#content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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I Miss a Lot of Things About the Office. My Breast Pump Isn’t One.

Working from home has made breastfeeding easier. Let’s hope the flexibility lasts even after the pandemic ends.

#breastfeeding, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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Managing Up: How to Deal With a Bad Boss During Quarantine

The medium can be just as important as the message.

#content-type-service, #executives-and-management-theory, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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Watch a New Short From the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Through a day of role-playing, a group of students get an eye-opening introduction to the careers that may await them.

#children-and-childhood, #documentary-films-and-programs, #education-k-12, #festivals, #sundance-film-festival-park-city-utah, #teachers-and-school-employees, #workplace-environment

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How to Keep Internet Trolls Out of Remote Workplaces

When companies move all employee communications online, they face the same problems as the rest of the internet. But they don’t have to let bad behavior seep in.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #slack-technologies-inc, #social-media, #workplace-environment

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My Co-Worker Is a Scammer and She Gets on My Last Nerve

Advice for three people trying to navigate racial politics at work, and one person dealing with the emotional baggage from a previous job.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Why Baseball’s Harassment Issues Extend Far Beyond Jared Porter

Women around the game endure indignities their male colleagues rarely even consider. Porter’s abhorrent treatment of a reporter is just the latest example.

#alderson-sandy, #baseball, #discrimination, #new-york-mets, #porter-jared-1979, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-environment

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Is Remote Work Making Us Paranoid?

Maybe everyone is actually judging your house on Zoom.

#labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #workplace-environment

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‘Smart’ Office Cushions Track Workers by the Seat of Their Pants

A Chinese tech company wanted to track its employees’ health, but a human resources manager began inquiring about time away from their work stations, setting off a debate about workplace surveillance.

#chairs, #china, #research, #science-and-technology, #workplace-environment

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What is the Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice?

Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.

#labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #urban-areas, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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The Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice

Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.

#labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #urban-areas, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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Bosses: Consider Caring a Bit

Workplace activism is here to stay. You might as well embrace it.

#labor-and-jobs, #workplace-environment

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2020 Taught Us How to Fix This

Our current model of social change isn’t working.

#discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #workplace-environment

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‘You’re on Mute’ and ‘Unprecedented’: The Words of the Year

“You’re on mute” was said on 1,000 percent more calls between executives and investors in 2020 compared with 2019.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #workplace-environment

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Did You Miss Out on Vacation This Year? You’re Not Alone

Employers are struggling to deal with the unused days that have piled up during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #human-resources, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #workplace-environment

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No More All-Nighters!

How to navigate an office where all-night work sessions are celebrated, tips for transitions and what to do with a charismatic but abusive colleague.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Google Delays Return to Office and Eyes ‘Flexible Work Week’

The Silicon Valley company now plans to have employees return to the office in September. It will be different when they get there.

#alphabet-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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How to Handle Bad Co-Workers of the Anti-Mask and Boyfriend Varieties

It isn’t all about you. Or your officemate (even if you are living with him).

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #labor-and-jobs, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Etsy Was a Twee Culture Punchline. Now It’s a Wall Street Darling.

Shares of Etsy, the online marketplace, are up 250 percent this year, a rise fueled by skyrocketing pandemic mask sales and a push by investors to run its business better.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dickerson-chad, #e-commerce, #etsy-inc, #handicrafts, #silverman-joshua-g, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #workplace-environment

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Getting Creative for the 2020 Office Holiday Party

Because yet another Google hangout is not going to cut it.

#christmas, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment

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Goodbye, Blazers; Hello, ‘Coatigans.’ Women Adjust Attire to Work at Home.

With many professional women working remotely, their notions of work wear have transformed, shaking up businesses that have sought to outfit them for the office.

#banana-republic, #bloomingdales, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #gap-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #realreal-inc, #suits-apparel, #workplace-environment

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Amid Workplace Complaints, New York Road Runners Parts Ways With Its C.E.O.

Michael Capiraso led the organization that puts on the New York City Marathon to record revenues but became the subject of anonymous complaints about the organization’s attention to diversity and social justice.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #capiraso-michael-paul, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #running, #workplace-environment

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‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase

Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.

#armstrong-brian-1983, #bitcoin-currency, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #virtual-currency, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Pandemic Work Diary of a Podcasting Tech Editor

Nilay Patel and The Verge are still reviewing gadgets and covering an industry, but with cameos from a Halloween-loving 2-year-old.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #patel-nilay, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #verge-the-vox-media-llc, #vox-media-inc, #workplace-environment

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The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable and Constantly Tracks You

Sports leagues, large employers and colleges are turning to devices that could usher in more invasive forms of surveillance.

#athletics-and-sports, #bluetooth-wireless-technology, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #national-football-league, #privacy, #sensors, #wearable-computing, #workplace-environment

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We’re Friends at the Office. Remember the Office?

Readers reflect on the change brought on by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #workplace-environment

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I’m Tired of Babysitting Man-Babies at Work

Plus: Ending reply-all abuse once and for all.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Back to the Office: Tough Call for Workers, and for the Boss

A toy company owner decided the benefits of having everyone together, with safeguards, outweighed the risks. Some were readier than others to return.

#basic-fun-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Whitewater Unions, and a Toobin-Like Bathroom Mistake

Plus: A museum worker who’s too petrified to visit other museums.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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To Do Politics or Not Do Politics? Tech Start-Ups Are Divided

Coinbase, Expensify, Soylent, Clubhouse and others are embroiled in a culture war over politics and the workplace.

#clubhouse-mobile-app, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #entrepreneurship, #expensify-inc, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #presidential-election-of-2020, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #soylent, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #workplace-environment

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What Counts as Race Discrimination? A Suit Against JPMorgan Is a Test

A former employee accuses JPMorgan Chase of failing to stop what she said was racially driven bullying. The bank says race had nothing to do with it.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #dimon-james, #discrimination, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #labor-and-jobs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-environment

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My Boss’s Drinking Is Getting Worse. How Do We Intervene?

Also: Dealing with an office mean girl and campaigning for the pay you deserve.

#alcohol-abuse, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-selfcare

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Mothers are the ‘Shock Absorbers’ of Our Society

The pandemic is forcing moms out of work at great financial, societal and marital costs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #unemployment, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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On the Hunt for Office Space, Companies Stay Low to the Ground

Groundscrapers have been considered less exalted than their soaring brethren, but their ability to house an entire company on a single floor has made them more desirable in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation, #workplace-environment

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How to Connect With the Co-Workers You’re Missing

What you gain with remote work — increased flexibility and productivity — comes at the expense of interacting and socializing with colleagues in person. Here are some tips to help deal with that.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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The Stars of Black LinkedIn Have Had It With Corporate Racism

The tamest social network has become a thriving outlet for Black users to call out marginalization in the workplace — and on LinkedIn itself.

#black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #linkedin-corporation, #microsoft-corp, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #workplace-environment

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I’m a Ghostwriter for a ‘Thought Leader.’ Boo!

Also: I’m ending my marriage, and my boss keeps staring at my ring-less finger.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Rise of Remote Work Can Be Unexpectedly Liberating

What if you are better off without the office?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #workplace-environment

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Dust Off Desks and Boot Up Terminals: Wall St. Returns, Fitfully

New York’s finance industry is beginning to reoccupy offices in fits and starts, impeded by uncertainty around the virus.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #mudrick-capital, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How Burnout Became the Norm for American Parents

Overwhelmed and overworked parents are on the brink. They need to cut themselves some slack.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #workplace-environment

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Inside the Social World of Shift-Scheduling Apps

There’s no such thing as remote restaurant work. But there is HotSchedules.

#fourth-enterprises-llc-hotschedules, #instant-messaging, #labor-and-jobs, #mobile-applications, #restaurants, #social-media, #workplace-environment

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