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Employees are feeling burned over broken work-from-home promises and corporate culture ‘BS’

May 21, 2021 7:04 am

Employees are feeling burned over broken work-from-home promises and corporate culture ‘BS’

As employers try to bring workers back to the office, failure to communicate clear policy is hurting morale, culture and retention, write these organizational leadership scholars.
The Colonial Pipeline and SolarWinds attacks were all but inevitable. Why national cyber defense is a ‘wicked’ problem

May 11, 2021 12:27 pm

The Colonial Pipeline and SolarWinds attacks were all but inevitable. Why national cyber defense is a ‘wicked’ problem

Part of the challenge: There’s a shortage of cybersecurity talent in the U.S., writes this Johns Hopkins University researcher.
Technology innovation gives government leverage to drive down emissions fast. Here’s how

Apr. 22, 2021 12:14 pm

Technology innovation gives government leverage to drive down emissions fast. Here’s how

The choice isn’t between government intervention and competitive markets; the two together drive progress, writes this MIT researcher.
Robinhood app makes Wall Street feel like a game to win. That can be dangerous

Mar. 26, 2021 11:32 am

Robinhood app makes Wall Street feel like a game to win. That can be dangerous

Gamification can be used for good — or bad, writes this political science researcher. Here's how the investment app could shift for the better ahead of its IPO.
3 ways employers could help fight vaccine skepticism

Mar. 19, 2021 2:01 pm

3 ways employers could help fight vaccine skepticism

A researcher discusses how companies can use trust, empathy and transparent communication to get more people vaccinated.
A small and shrinking number of the world’s computer chips are made in the US. That’s a problem

Mar. 10, 2021 11:50 am

A small and shrinking number of the world’s computer chips are made in the US. That’s a problem

A global semiconductor shortage highlights a troubling trend, writes this materials engineering expert.
No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for racial and ethnic minorities

Feb. 19, 2021 1:37 pm

No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for racial and ethnic minorities

Internet access is emerging as a new and troublesome determinant of health, particularly for under-resourced communities and aging populations, say these researchers.
Investors swoon over Bumble’s IPO — but what exactly is an initial public offering?

Feb. 12, 2021 1:46 pm

Investors swoon over Bumble’s IPO — but what exactly is an initial public offering?

A finance professor explains why companies go public, and what SPACs have to do with it all.
The US gov’s $44M vaccine rollout website was a predictable mess. Here’s how to fix the broken process behind it

Feb. 4, 2021 2:30 pm

The US gov’s $44M vaccine rollout website was a predictable mess. Here’s how to fix the broken process behind it

A Johns Hopkins expert analyzes the state of federal contracting, looking back to the shaky HealthCare.gov launch of 2013 while outlining a better path forward.
Biden is inheriting a wrecked economy, but Democrats have a record of avoiding recession and reducing unemployment

Jan. 22, 2021 11:50 am

Biden is inheriting a wrecked economy, but Democrats have a record of avoiding recession and reducing unemployment

The economy generally fares better under Democratic presidents, writes Texas State University academic researcher William Chittenden after analyzing nearly 70 years of economic data.

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