Interviews

We publish Q&A interviews with thinkers, researchers, and business people about best practices for working and leading every week.


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Why gender and race harassment increased while workers have been remote

Project Include CEO Ellen Pao explains what's behind the counterintuitive research finding that toxic behavior rose when people weren’t in physical proximity.

Why gender and race harassment increased while workers have been remote

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Why companies can best help working mothers by helping all caregivers

Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab at New America, on how myths about working mothers are garbage.

Why companies can best help working mothers by helping all caregivers

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Why we're at an inflection point for working mothers

Katherine Goldstein, a journalist who created and hosts The Double Shift podcast, on the need for a radical overhaul in how we think about care work done by mothers.

Why we're at an inflection point for working mothers

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How to shift mindset and practices for hybrid work

Managers say that some of the most important challenges of remote and hybrid work relate to performance management. MIT's Robert C. Pozen on the best practices for tackling them.

How to shift mindset and practices for hybrid work

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What research says about how to make hybrid work succeed

Stanford's Nicholas Bloom says companies should adopt centralized hybrid work approaches.

What research says about how to make hybrid work succeed

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Chad Sanders on where businesses are failing Black workers

The author of "Black Magic" says there needs to be a "redistribution of ownership and leadership across the tops of these companies."

Chad Sanders on where businesses are failing Black workers

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How to make a remote-first approach work

A Q&A with Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo about the tech company's detailed approach to becoming a remote-first organization.

How to make a remote-first approach work

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Rethinking the resume is a key to fair hiring

A Q&A with Frida Polli, CEO and co-founder of pymetrics, which uses behavioral science and artificial intelligence to reduce bias in hiring.

Rethinking the resume is a key to fair hiring

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The myths about why we're paid what we are, and how to fix them

Sociologist Jake Rosenfeld argues that it’s a fruitless effort to measure an individual worker’s performance in most jobs, because their contribution is so interlinked with that of others.

The myths about why we're paid what we are, and how to fix them

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How to design hybrid offices

NYU's Anne-Laure Fayard on how offices should be reconfigured, given flexible and hybrid work approaches.

How to design hybrid offices