We hear the statistics regularly: Though women make up half the world’s population and nearly 40 percent of its workforce, only 24 percent of the world’s senior managers are women, according to United Nations data. Once you get into the competitive world of S&P 500 companies—the country’s most powerful businesses—only 5 percent are headed up by
Sometimes when we disagree with a coworker or a boss, it’s best to drop it or come to a compromise, even if we don’t want to. But sometimes it can feel important to work through conflict, especially if you feel your solution would be the best thing for your team. So if you’ve decided that working through
This article appeared originally on Next Avenue. The first year after starting a small business can take a lot out of you. There’s an overwhelming amount of information to keep in mind, lots more to learn and many stumbling blocks along the way. That’s why I wanted to share the top five things I learned in
Are you an avoider or a seeker? When it comes to workplace conflict, Amy Gallo, Harvard Business Review editor and author of “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict at Work,” breaks folks into those two categories: people who try their best to avoid all forms of conflict, and those who are eager to engage in disagreements. Neither
Christopher Sakezles builds people. It sounds like science-fiction. But before you accuse him of spurring a Cylon invasion of Earth, rest assured he’s using his powers for good. Sakezles is the founder, CEO and chief technology officer for Florida-based SynDaver Labs, a company that creates, designs and builds synthetic human tissues and bodies. If that sounds a little out there to you,
Some research suggests that men and women, when negotiating their own salary or job offer, take different approaches. But should your negotiation strategy change depending on the gender of the person you’re negotiating with? Not exactly. Experts say that if you focus on gender, you may feed into cultural stereotypes that will backfire during the negotiation—and destroy your chances
You likely know who your work best friend (or even your work spouse) is. But, on the flip side, do you know who sees you as competition? Probably not, scientists think. Looking at the responses of hundreds of workers and students, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis learned that we don’t really know at
For many people around the world, time off work is considered a given for a growing family. In the U.S., paternity leave for new fathers is becoming more mainstream. In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that he would be taking two months of paternity leave later this year, after the birth of his second child.