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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

How to restart the economy with a ‘safe’ workforce

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When the time comes, restarting the economy needs to be as quick and safe as possible. Safe workers, “immunity certificates,” and digital tracking could help.

Apr 14, 2020
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A graph with data from the 1918 1918 flu pandemic showing that the pandemic depressed the economy, but public health interventions did not.
Ideas Made to Matter Economy

Social distancing now helps the local economy later

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Public health interventions do not depress the economy, says a new study based on data from the 1918 flu outbreak.

Apr 6, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Organizational Culture

What does remote work mean for you?

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Remote work isn’t just a way to keep employees physically healthy, it also encourages mental well-being and improved work-life balance.

Mar 16, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

3 insights into the Gen Z workforce

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What Citibank learned from 1,800 students in its university partnership program.

Jan 15, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

3 ways to reexamine the future digital workforce

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The dean of MIT’s new college of computing on the question of jobs and automation.

Dec 30, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

Is there a seat for employees in U.S. boardrooms?

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Three economists study the pros and cons of worker representation on executive boards.

Dec 23, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

18 quotes for business and management from 2019

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Top of mind at MIT Sloan this year: The future of work, climate change, digital transformation, and, above all, leadership.

Dec 9, 2019
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AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka delivers a speech at MIT Sloan
Ideas Made to Matter

AFL-CIO president: Engage workers as tech evolves

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“The instant you start treating people like an asset be invested in rather than a cost to be cut, you start to win.”

Nov 25, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Technology

The lure of 'so-so technology,' and how to avoid it

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Companies are investing in technology that replaces workers but brings little improvement to productivity. Here’s how to break the cycle.

Oct 31, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Innovation

Involve your workers in your tech decisions

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A simple lesson from Starbucks on how to introduce new technology into the workplace.

Sep 24, 2019
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