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5 ways to avoid ineffective meetings

The benefits of frequent, purposeful meetings in times of uncertainty and rapid change.

Jun 17, 2020
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Why this CEO hires from untapped and undervalued demographics

Yscaira Jimenez is still fighting an uphill battle as a female entrepreneur, but she’s also learned how to elevate businesswomen like herself.

Jun 15, 2020
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3 ways to keep your team together in critical times

After months of remote work, cracks may start to show. The authors of “No Hard Feelings” explain how to support your workforce during the pandemic.

Jun 11, 2020
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How an age-based reopening could save lives

MIT economists recommend older Americans stay home during COVID-19 pandemic while younger adults return to work sooner.

Jun 9, 2020
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How a simple calculator and job portal are fighting COVID-19

A group of MIT Sloan faculty and students are using analytics to help senior homes stock up on protective gear and fill health care support roles.

Jun 8, 2020
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Building global partnerships for climate advocacy

At Ceres, Chris Fox leads collaborative, goal-based work with investors to limit global warming.

Jun 8, 2020
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3 policy proposals to bolster the post-lockdown economy

Financial experts call for more aid to small businesses, more liquidity for banks, penalty-free access to retirement accounts — and a safe return to work.

Jun 3, 2020
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Black Lives Matter. Solidarity.

A message from MIT Sloan.

Jun 1, 2020
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What happens to industry and employment after COVID-19?

Which companies survive and thrive depends on an ability to adapt, reorganize, and implement digital technologies.

Jun 1, 2020
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Redesigning the link between worker well-being and company goals

A dual-agenda work redesign requires managers to step back from how they’ve managed in the past and give employees more control over their work.

May 28, 2020
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