Why Bosses Should Let Employees Surf the Web at Work
Checking Facebook and personal email can boost employee morale
Most workers don’t spend 100 percent of your time at the office doing what they’re supposed to be doing. When it comes to surfing the web, new research says that could help with stressful work environments.
Why Every Company Needs a Chief Fun Officer
When it comes to the competition for talent and building great teams with engaged workforces, those organizations that provide an environment in which employees are able to have some fun are likely to have the last laugh.
Parental Leave Laws Still Disadvantage Single Moms and Dads
A growing number of states have passed paid time off laws for new parents aimed at addressing a major gap in American workplace policy. The new laws are a step forward, but they put single parents at a disadvantage.
Private Companies Should Prepare for a Possible U.S.-Iran Cyber War
Iran and other nations have waged a stealth cyberwar against the United States for at least the past decade, largely targeting not the government itself but, rather, critical infrastructure companies. This threat to the private sector will get much worse before it gets better and businesses need to be prepared to deal with it.
It’s Time To End the ‘Queen Bee’ Myth
What if the Queen Bee isn’t real? Or at least she’s sorely misunderstood?
California’s Gig Economy Law Threatens Local Musicians, Performing Arts
California has overreached in its effort to address the challenges in today’s tech platform gig-work economy.
When Play Works
Why working harder sometimes means playing more
In the business world, we win some, and we lose some — it’s the nature of the game. Learning how to have fun within the process can result in a better outcome and keep managers and employees sane and engaged.
PG&E’s Shut-Offs Add to the Challenges of Rural Living
There are many benefits to living in rural areas. But doing so comes with its own challenges. PG&E’s answer to the challenges of wildfires: Shut off power — a move that has hit rural areas the hardest.
How California Can Solve Its Water Crisis With Existing Water
We can continue our costly, 100-year-old pattern of trying to find new water supplies, or we can choose instead to focus on smarter ways of using – and reusing – what we already have.
Why Bad Customer Service Is Probably Here to Stay
Bad customer service is increasingly good for companies who use it
Recent data showed Americans spend an average of 13 hours disputing a purchase or resolving a problem with customer service. Some of the companies with the most-hated customer service are also the most profitable.