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People are increasingly interrupted at work, but it’s not all bad

Elana Feldman, University of Massachusetts Lowell An email pops up on your screen. It’s a client sharing a project update. A Slack message appears. It’s...

Why more companies are going dog friendly

Holly Patrick, Edinburgh Napier University Bringing pet dogs into the workplace is becoming increasingly common. Large companies like Google, Ticketmaster and challenger bank Monzo are...

How Democrats can win back workers in 2020

Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management Labor unions and the workers they represent were once the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. The 2016...

Investors, consumers and workers are changing capitalism for the better by...

Elizabeth Schmidt, University of Massachusetts Amherst Capitalism’s days may be numbered – at least judging by recent polls. A majority of millennials reject the economic system,...

What Amazon’s decision to retrain a third of its employees means...

Scott F. Latham, University of Massachusetts Lowell Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S....

How your employer uses perks like wellness programs, phones and free...

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon Companies offer all sorts of benefits and extras to attract the most favored workers, from health care and stock...

No wonder dads aren’t taking shared parental leave – most employers...

Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi, University of Hertfordshire Parental leave for new mums as well as new dads was always going to be a potentially tricky sell....

Here’s how Trump-era politics are affecting worker morale – and what...

Wayne Hochwarter, Florida State University Pundits are projecting this year’s midterm elections to be nasty, polarizing and “epic.” They’re also expected to stress a lot of...

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What anti-Trump activists can learn from Chicago ’68

David Farber, University of Kansas So far, anti-Trump protests at the Republican convention in Cleveland have been relatively small in number, with marches in the...