How to Experiment with a 4-Day Workweek

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of a four-day workweek — for both employers and employees. Maybe you’ve even considered trying it out in your organization. But it can be difficult to go from the idea to a successful implementation. Here are several things to keep in mind if you want to experiment with a… Read More How to Experiment with a 4-Day Workweek

Who benefits most from company mentorship programs? — Quartz

Quartz’s cross-departmental mentorship program has a relatively high participation rate. Yet each year there is a last-minute scramble to encourage employees who could benefit from the program to sign up. As one of the organizers, I’ll admit that I’ve occasionally thought: What if people didn’t get to choose whether or not to participate in mentorship?Our… Who… Read More Who benefits most from company mentorship programs? — Quartz

The Nobel Prize winner in economics revolutionized thinking about the minimum wage — Quartz

David Card, whose research on the minimum wages of fast-food workers deepened the understanding of how labor markets operate, was awarded the Nobel prize in economics today (Oct. 11).Card shared the prize with fellow US-based economists Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens who demonstrated what cause-and-effect conclusions can be drawn from natural experiments and helped increased the… The… Read More The Nobel Prize winner in economics revolutionized thinking about the minimum wage — Quartz

Devotional: ‘Searching for a New Way of Life’  — “Seeds of Faith”

Luke 19:2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to […]… Read More Devotional: ‘Searching for a New Way of Life’  — “Seeds of Faith”

Connect and Build Trust with Your Colleagues

So much of our success depends on building relationships with our colleagues. But how can you build rapport in an authentic way? Here are four strategies.• Find ways to make yourself well rounded. You need something to talk about with your colleagues so it’s important to have interests and hobbies. Is there something you’ve always… Read More Connect and Build Trust with Your Colleagues

WhatsApp outage, Africa’s disconnect, Google’s billion-dollar agenda — Quartz

Hi Quartz Africa readers!On Monday, the world experienced a widespread outage of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. This six-hour-long global outage caused Facebook’s stock to plunge almost 5%, wiping away almost $50 billion in market value and millions in ad revenue. By one estimate, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost almost $1 billion for every hour… WhatsApp… Read More WhatsApp outage, Africa’s disconnect, Google’s billion-dollar agenda — Quartz