Employment Law Consultant (09-06-18)


Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support civility and health. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

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✔ Steps toward efficient thinking, from Fast Company ‘Be more efficient by working with your brain’s natural flow’ Comments?
Improve Thinking

✔ Promotion unavailable? When to think laterally, from Fast Company
“Here’s when it makes sense to make a lateral career move” Comments?
Think Lateral

✔ Some suggestions on creating a positive workplace culture, from Forbes: “How To Create A Positive Workplace Culture” Comments?
Workplace Culture

✔ Long read, “A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ
Workers Nationwide” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
(HRC) Comments?
Workplace Divided

✔ Weekend or holiday emails…how to you feel about them? Here’s a perspective on the subject from the BBC ‘What Would happen If We Banned Work Emails art the Weekend?” Comments/
Weekend Emails?

✔ From Pew Research center, “The Religious Typology: A new way to categorize Americans by religion” Read the report and take the quiz to find your “religious typology.’ Comments?
Religious Typology

✔ What’s your opinion of unions? From Pew Research Center, “Most Americans view unions favorably, though few workers belong to one” Comments?

✔How do your opinions on social issues compare with those of citizens of other countries? From Pew Research Center, “How Americans and Western Europeans compare on 4 key social and political issues” Comments?

✔ A reflection on the future of work from the daily Beast, “Labor Day 2040: What Happens When Robots Do All the Work?” Comments?
Robots at Work

✔ For artists and lovers of art, from the BBC: ‘The Artist Who Triumphed Over Her shocking Rape and Torture” Comments?
Artist’s Triumpth

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