The New Labor Day

from Seth’s Blog One day a year isn’t much to spend honoring the folks that built everything. One day a year for the more than twenty that died from the heights and in the caissons as they built the Brooklyn Bridge. One day a year to remember the 123 women and 23 men who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist tragedy. And one day a year for the overlooked and disrespected, for the hardworking and the burnt out. More here.

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The Increasing Significance of the Decline of Men

from NYTs At one end of the scale, men continue to dominate. In 2016, 95.8 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs were male and so were 348 of the Forbes 400. Of the 260 people on the Forbes list described as “self-made,” 250 were men. Wealth — and the ability to generate more wealth — must still be considered a reliable proxy for power. But at the other end of the scale, men of all races and ethnicities are dropping out of the work force, abusing opioids and falling behind women in both college attendance and graduation rates. Since 2000, wage […]

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The End Of The Office (As We Know It)

from Enrique Dans More and more companies seem to be coming round to the idea of the ??open office, although there is still criticism to be found in some quarters. Such criticism usually has to do with a misunderstanding of the open office as a design or an architectural matter, when the issue is related a change in the philosophy of work: if you don’t understand that, your redesign will not work. Many employees see the idea of ??leaving an office to work in an open space as a loss: they lose their privacy and must now function in plain […]

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