THIS!!!! “We are going to see a real change as businesses can no longer dictate, ‘Be in the office five days a week, 9 to 5,’” Brady says. “Instead, the strategy will become, ‘How can we get you to come … Read More
According to this survey by Cleo, the number is quite significant. Leaving the workforce: In April, 20% said they were considering leaving the workforce. In June, 33% (1 in 3) of those surveyed report having at least one parent that … Read More
One of the most popular arguments we hear, and one I’ve made myself, is that to truly stay informed, and avoid living in the bubble of our own political bias, we need to make sure we are getting information from a variety of sources, including ones we may not agree with.
This study seems to be telling us that isn’t enough, and it can easily be manipulated. If I read an opposing viewpoint, and there’s no reward for doing so, I’m unlikely to really be influenced by it, but if I read an opposing viewpoint and get rewarded for it, I’m more likely to change my mind.
Now, remember that emotional contagion we might get from social media? What if I shared one side of a political view, and got rewarded by the algorithms or whomever with lots of likes and comments, and the post got shared a whole bunch, but posts from the other side, got none of that? Which side am I more likely to agree with? Right, the one that I got better grades on. Not because it’s true, better, or more accurate, but because I am rewarded for thinking that way. Rewarded the way I’ve been my whole life, since I was a little boy, from the first time my parents wanted me to behave a certain way, all the way through my school years, and for all of my career.
How hard would that be to fight against? Almost impossible, I’d say. How easy would it be for social media to do it, either the companies themselves, or large groups of users?
How does that influence what we do see on social media?… Read More
From a purely business focus what Ira says about retention should be obvious, but I suspect many people don’t get it, despite the fact that it wasn’t that long ago when the economy was doing well, and the job market … Read More
I found this opening paragraph pretty interesting in and of itself. With the current uncertainty in our daily lives, many people are more stressed than ever. Conventional wisdom says to eat well, exercise, and relax to reduce stress. While that’s … Read More
I’ve been thinking about this when it comes to law firms rusing to “get back to normal”. Are they considering what happens to staff with kids who may or may not be going to daycare over the Summer, let alone … Read More
Sarah Anderson lays out one area where being a “know-it-all” is actually pretty dangerous. Unfortunately, many cybersecurity professionals either refuse or fail to accept the basic premise that he/she does not and cannot know everything. This failure or refusal is … Read More