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How Upworthy gets its staff to bond when most employees are working remotely

Upworthy’s co-founder Peter Koechley says the company’s culture is driven by the desire to make a difference with its work, but building that culture wasn’t simple when most employees are scattered across the country. Some ways that Upworthy brought employees together to build that culture is through company-wide “watch parties” where employees tune in through […]

Tribune’s offering indicates it is interested in buying the Orange County Register, adding to its dominance in Southern California

You might have heard: Tribune Publishing offers $3 million to fund Freedom Communications’ bankruptcy case (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: Tribune Publishing offered $3 million to Freedom Communications’ bankruptcy case in exchange for a right to bid on the Orange County Register when the proceedings are complete. If Tribune is able to buy […]

Research shows that treating workers well leads to more innovation

There’s a reason a job at Facebook or Google comes with so many perks, Walter Frick writes: Research shows companies who treat their employees better are more innovative. In a paper currently under review, researchers from Monash University and LaTrobe University in Australia found that companies with higher “worker treatment scores” produced more highly cited […]

Grantland was important to journalism because it ‘represented an ambitious leap into the future’

You might have heard: ESPN abruptly announced Friday it would discontinue publication of Grantland effective immediately (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: Though the closure of Grantland isn’t especially surprising, Chris Cillizza writes, it’s still disappointing considering what Grantland represented. Instead of focusing on the “what,” Grantland asked “so what” and “now what” of […]

To make gender equality in the workplace a priority for everyone, show how diversity will benefit everyone and broaden what it means to be an effective leader

Making gender equality in the workplace a priority requires a change in culture, Sava Berhané writes. Berhané outlines three strategies for getting everyone on board, including making it evident how diversity and equal representation will benefit everyone. Berhané also recommends broadening the concept of effective leadership because traditional workplace cultures associate stereotypically masculine traits with […]

Buffer’s tips for diversity, including why you should hire for a person’s potential contribution to the culture, instead of just ‘fit’

Buffer’s Courtney Seiter shares mistakes the tech startup has made in diversity and how they’re taking steps to be inclusive. Among Seiter’s mistakes and lessons learned: Confusing cultural fit with cultural contribution in the hiring process can lead to “uniformity and irrelevancy” over time. Instead, hire for “an individual’s potential cultural contribution,” or what the […]

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