How LinkedIn Became a Place to Overshare

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Description: “This isn’t Facebook,” users complain. But others are finding it a valuable place to talk about much more than work. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 16, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/16/business/linkedin-overshare.html Questions for discussion: How has LinkedIn changed? Why do you think this has happened? Has this change made LinkedIn better or worse as a medium for… Read more »

Biden pushed railways, unions to ‘be creative’ and ‘flexible’ to reach a deal and avoid a shutdown, White House says

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Description: President Joe Biden urged railway executives and union leaders to be creative and flexible in finding a compromise to avoid a shutdown that could have disrupted the transport of goods across the U.S., White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/15/biden-pushed-railways-unions-to-be-creative-white-house-says.html Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »

The 3 worst mistakes bosses can make during a recession that lead employees to quit

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Description: In regular times, good bosses can be hard to find. Turbulent economic conditions — like a potentially looming recession — can make it so much worse. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 10, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/10/worst-mistakes-bosses-can-make-during-recessions-make-employees-quit.html Questions for discussion: Do you agree with this analysis? What would you add to the discussion?

Paging Dr. Retail: Walmart, CVS Expand Healthcare Reach

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Description: Retail’s hunger for healthcare isn’t slowing down: Walmart is teaming up with UnitedHealth Group in a 10-year deal aimed at seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. The news comes hours after CVS announced an $8 billion acquisition of Signify Health, a home-health giant. And it’s about a month after Amazon’s $4 billion purchase of OneMedical…. Read more »

Move over, quiet quitting — frugality is the latest trend in work-life balance

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Description: Call it spending less to work less. The pandemic-fueled generational shift in attitudes toward work has led to the Great Resignation, the antiwork movement and now quiet quitting. But the quest for better work-life balance is also shedding new light on an old strategy: accepting lower pay for a less-demanding job. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Sep 02, 2022 Link:… Read more »

Can the U.S. Embrace a Four-day Workweek?

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Description: With the pandemic-fueled demand for more workplace flexibility, could the four-day workweek become the norm in American business? Three Wharton experts don’t hold out hope for change. Source: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: August 22, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/can-the-u-s-embrace-a-four-day-workweek/ Questions for discussion: What are the issues raised in this article? What do you think about the arguments presented?

The American public is back in love with labor unions, so why aren’t workers?

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Description: As major U.S. corporations from Amazon to Apple, Starbucks and Chipotle face a rising tide of unionization, one of the key questions among labor economists has been whether the headline attention will translate into significant increases in union membership, which has declined in recent decades. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2022… Read more »

SPOS #843 – Susie Wise On How We Design For Belonging

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #843. Dr. Susie Wise is a design leader with experience in the education, tech, and the social sectors. She coaches leaders in equity design and innovation practices. She teaches at the d.school at Stanford and coaches with the Mira Fellowship. Previously, she founded and directed the K12 Lab at the d.school and co-created Liberatory Design. Her… Read more »

Howard Levitt: Quiet quitters are setting themselves up to fail — and to be first in line for layoffs

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Description: There’s another term now added to the post-COVID employment lexicon. In addition to the “hybrid-workplace,” the “Great Resignation” and the “Great Retirement,” the latest term du jour is “quiet quitting.” Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 02, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/howard-levitt-quiet-quitters-fail-layoffs Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made about work attitudes and performance? Do you agree… Read more »

How electric vehicle manufacturing could shrink the Midwestern job market

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Description: The race to build electric vehicles in the U.S. is heating up as fresh rounds of investment come out of Washington. Workers at the former heart of the auto industry fear being left behind. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/04/ev-manufacturing-may-shrink-us-midwest-auto-parts-trade.html Questions for discussion: What is happening to the industry as the… Read more »