The #FutureofWork: Shifting to a 4-day Workweek

Three text books stacked on top of each other. In the binding on each book is the word 4-Day, Work, Week.

In a world where employee burnout is escalating, forward-thinking organizations are spearheading a not-so-new concept to enhance employee well-being: the adoption of a 4-day workweek. This innovative approach is not uniform; it varies from one organization to another. Some opt for a 32-hour schedule spread across four days, whereas others squeeze the traditional 40 hours…

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From Equality to Equity: Creating Genuinely Inclusive Workplaces

A young business group, including an African American businessman in a wheelchair, collaborates within a modern glass office, actively engaged around a computer and laptop, collectively solving diverse business challenges with determination.

In some corporate spaces, a pivotal shift in perspective is underway as forward-thinking leaders move from an equality-based framework to an equity-focused approach to support employees.  While traditional thinking presumed that treating all employees equally is the hallmark of fairness, progressive leaders recognize the limitations inherent in this equality-centered view. They are now advocating for…

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The Myth of Meritocracy: A Closer Look at Privilege and Bias

Group of 4 unidentified business people holding a white sheet of paper with a question mark covering their faces to denote the impact of meritocracy.

The allure of meritocracy lies in its promise: that hard work and talent alone dictate success. This concept appeals to our sense of fairness, suggesting that anyone can rise to the top with enough effort. But this is the myth of meritocracy. This ideal or vision of an equal playing field overlooks the subtle yet…

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The Impact of Corporate Activism on Black Employees: A Realistic Assessment

In an age where hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter and #DiversityAndInclusion dominate social media, corporate activism has become more than a trend – it’s a statement of values. As companies increasingly take stands on social and racial justice issues, there’s a growing need to understand the ripple effects of these actions, particularly on Black employees. How do…

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