"Organizations that have higher levels of racial diversity not only in the lower managerial level, but also the upper managerial level, are actually the best performing companies that we observe," a researcher says.
Hackathon successes and failures show that organizations trying accelerate innovation—the way many are trying to develop new products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—are not likely to achieve their goals by merely working in the same old ways, within tighter deadlines.
Contrary to perceptions that small talk is inconsequential, researchers have found that chit-chat contributes to employees’ positive emotions, promotes well-being, and fosters good workplace citizenship.
Hiring managers often have a significant bias against candidates who ask about pay and perks during interviews. Managers rate candidates who focus on the job higher than applicants who also inquire about benefits.