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Zoom mullets, Gay employees, Entrepreneurs

01 Mar 2022
AOM Insights
Remote Workers: Ditch the Office Attire and Zoom Mullets

The transformation of how full-time work lives have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic inspired three Columbia University researchers to study how clothing choices affect a worker’s psyche on the job.

“Face-to-face interactions allow people to reveal their sexuality to close friends but conceal it from coworkers. In a social network, everyone is in the same environment and has access to the same content at the same time. When we put everyone together, how do we behave?” an AOM scholar asks.

Findings about hybrid entrepreneurship—starting a business while keeping a full-time job—are especially important during the Great Resignation, when many people are quitting their jobs to start their own companies.

For even the most socially conscious organizations, the leap from accepting that sustainability is a priority to taking action to help ensure the environment and civilization can coexist enduringly is fraught with tension.

In some situations, extending a helping hand to a colleague can be problematic, and AOM scholars explain the most effective ways to offer help.

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The United Nations has marked Tuesday, March 8 as , as “a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.” Here’s a sample of findings by AOM scholars about women in the workplace:

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