Overcoming Subtle Bias in the Workplace

Overcoming Subtle Bias in the Workplace

Paying women less than men or denying benefits and rights to LGBT workers are blatant examples for workplace discrimination, but those are not the only instances of prejudice and stereotyping that affect workers. Oftentimes, employees experience discrimination that is imperceptible and unintentional. Such instances are examples of subtle discrimination, which is a subject of ongoing … Continued

How CEO Communication Styles Affect Performance

How CEO Communication Styles Affect Performance

CEOs spend the vast majority of their time communicating within their organizations, to investors, and to customers. They are charged with inspiring staff, persuading potential business partners, and negotiating with competitors, making their approach to communication critical to their success as leaders. So what exactly can we learn from how they communicate, and to what … Continued

Suits Don’t Tie Down Creative Thinking

Suits Don’t Tie Down Creative Thinking

Earlier this year the famously buttoned up Goldman Sachs underwent, by its standards, an extreme makeover. In a March memo to its employees, the Wall Street firm relaxed its dress code, which many took as a watershed, and that casual clothes at work are now the norm. The change follows a 2017 decision by Goldman … Continued

What Does It Mean to Have a Meaningful Job?

What Does It Mean to Have a Meaningful Job?

For many workers, job satisfaction is often attributed to a source of meaning that goes beyond punching a clock and cashing a paycheck. It’s what researchers call “nonmonetary incentives.” It is possible that a workplace is associated with a public good, or mission, such as education or medicine and that provides employees with a sense … Continued

The Business, Economic and Social Case for Immigration

The Business, Economic and Social Case for Immigration

Against the backdrop of President Trump’s border wall demands and the continuing media coverage of migrant families being separated and detained at the U.S. border, the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics hosted the KPMG Peat Marwick/ Stanley R. Klion Forum featuring a panel discussion on the business case for addressing the global refugee and … Continued

What Is Design Thinking?

What Is Design Thinking?

As Adam Royalty, designer-in-residence at Columbia Business School and the founder of the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio explains, design thinking is a “way to understand people, reframe problems in creative ways and generate solutions” and a useful tool to put customers at the center of innovation.   Adam Royalty is the designer-in-residence at Columbia Business … Continued