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Blog Post: KPMG Case Study: Motivating employees through purpose

Read the full case study on KPMG's work which resulted in measurable changes in employee engagement, pride, and retention.

Blog Post: Surprisingly awesome: The history of accounting with Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson, who's reported for NPR and The New York Times and recently launched a podcast called Surprisingly Awesome, spoke at the re:Work 2014 event about how businesses record their expenses...

Blog Post: Why Zingerman's treats their employees like customers

Saginaw shared some of the practices that have made their employees act and think like business owners at the re:Work 2014 event. Compared to other organizations in the service industry, Zingerman...

Blog Post: Workplace design, building for humans and machines

Jennifer Magnolfi, designer, architect, and founder of Programmable Habitats, spoke at the re:Work 2014 event about the convergence of human work and machine work. Based on her studies of hacker a...

Blog Post: How the “what’s your current salary?” question hurts the gender pay gap

This op-ed was originally published in The Washington Post. Study after study demonstrates that women are paid less than men in the United States. Equal Pay Day, three weeks ago, marked the number ...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Connections, onboarding, and the need to belong

As a doctoral student, I started studying the process of onboarding newcomers by looking at freshly admitted research scientists. It wasn’t surprising to see that scientists with prior research exp...

Blog Post: Check out the re:Work pay equity guide

Check out the re:Work guide on pay equity: Structure and check for pay equity. The gender pay gap is a well-documented, well-researched, and persistent problem. The systemic underpayment of women c...
People Analytics

Guide: Structure and check for pay equity

Designing and auditing fair pay practices are steps organizations everywhere can take to create more equitable workplaces. The gender pay gap is a well-documented, well-researched, and persistent ...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Change culture, not curriculum, to get more women into computer science

In 2014, the incoming computer science (CS) class at CMU comprised 40% women at a time when the national rate for female CS graduates was around 14%. We set out on a ten-year long research endeavor...
Unbiasing

Blog Post: Need inspiration? Watch the re:Work 2016 event videos

In April 2016 the re:Work team gathered leaders from across industries and across the globe to talk about the future of work. Below are videos from their talks, which can also be found on our re:Wo...

Blog Post: How data can improve bike commuting

Data regarding bike commuting comes both from traditional sources—such as the National Household Travel Survey and the American Community Survey—and increasingly from new sources like Strava, the s...

Blog Post: Anne-Marie Slaughter and Laszlo Bock on care, leave, and valuing work and life

At the re:Work 2016 event, Slaughter, President and CEO of New America and author of Unfinished Business, spoke of shifting the balance around how we value working for a paycheck versus working fo...

Blog Post: How Mr. Mom became a stay at home dad

That was nearly 20 years ago. We likely would have been as surprised today. And we wouldn’t have been alone in our American reaction, as we are one of a handful of countries without mandatory paid ...

Blog Post: The Roofshot Manifesto

Don’t get me wrong. I want flying drones that can bring me fresh produce. I’m excited about contact lenses that measure blood sugar. And I look forward to the day that self-driving cars are on the ...
Goal Setting

Blog Post: “Culture Engineer” Astro Teller on failure and brilliance

The moonshot factory X, formerly Google X, is home to the self-driving car and balloon-powered internet, and according to Teller, failure is the way to advance those audacious projects. Encouragin...

Blog Post: Work, Email, Distraction, Repeat: Switching tasks is ruining your workflow

For the last decade, my colleagues and I have been studying how information workers—those who work in offices at computers all day—use digital media in the workplace. Using techniques like ethnogra...

Blog Post: What this Empire writer learned from Tim Burton about creativity

Calhoun, who in addition to writing also produces and directs, has worked with with many teams to make different stories come alive. Calhoun spoke at the re:Work 2016 event about how the creative ...
Teams

Blog Post: What makes one team smarter than another?

Dr. Anita Williams Woolley, associate professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, spoke at the re:Work 2016 event about why some...
Teams

Blog Post: Let’s use People Analytics to change how we teach HR

When students discuss business strategy in case-based learning, they often make recommendations based on past experiences or intuition of what is effective and fair. The problem is that intuition i...
People Analytics

Blog Post: A bit of self-reflection can help us become our best selves

Dr. Julia Lee, a postdoctoral fellow at the Ross School of Business, shared her research using the “reflected best self exercise” at the re:Work 2016 event, Originally developed by scholars at the...
Teams