Businesses say they want to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, but many are failing to make progress towards their DEI goals, according to 500+ HR managers contributing to the 2022 Torch Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Survey. Torch’s Elizabeth Weingarten reveals the hidden barriers to DEI progress, and offers advice for HR professionals looking to […]
Diverse leadership drives successful organizations. Deloitte research suggests companies with an inclusive culture are six times more likely to be innovative and twice as likely to reach financial goals—or surpass those goals. Businesses with more women in senior leadership positions experience greater productivity, higher profitability, and better company performance, according to a new report from […]
Look at the calendars of most managers and executives, and you’ll see they’re packed with meetings. Subordinates struggle to gain a little face time or get help with a tricky issue, and colleagues struggle to find time for collaboration. Their best chance is often scheduling a meeting several days or even weeks out, and even […]
The plot of good versus evil, good guys versus bad guys, or right versus wrong has played out in books and movies for ages. It is arguably the most common struggle at the center of narratives of all types. So it should be no surprise that the same struggle is prevalent in corporate environments under […]
The pandemic has tested the plasticity of company cultures like never before. Organizations that were flexible enough to change large parts about how they operate, and do it quickly, were able to spark innovation that will outlive the circumstances that motivated those changes in the first place. In some cases, entire businesses changed, not just […]
A Senate Bill that would eliminate the need for new or revised Cal/OSHA standards to undergo in-depth economic assessment is one step closer to passage. Eight other occupational safety and health-related bills currently in the legislature could also affect California businesses if they are passed.
by Erin Wortham, People Engagement manager, Insights Learning and Development “We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are,” Anaïs Nin once wrote. One place where it’s apparent that people hold different perspectives of the world and themselves is in the workplace. Realizing this, and acknowledging this in ourselves, is […]
by Dan Oswald You are who you are. I’m in my 50th year. I am who I am. If I were to take a personality test, it would tell me largely the same thing it would have told me 10 or even 20 years ago. Sure, things happen in our lives that can cause our […]
Naps during the workday may soon be a no-no in Spain! Despite the historical precedence for a daily doze during the noontime heat, it was found that the practice actually made workers less productive after they snooze.
By Doug Upchurch, Insights Learning and Development In this new Millennial world, we’ve learned that people, teams, and leaders are all much more complex than that. There is no production line which spits out excellent leaders, just as there is no cookie cutter which will provide you with a team of identical, indistinguishable workers.