Tag: Labor

Business

The Cost of Financial Precarity

By Carrie Leana

Anxiety about debt and financial stability can severely reduce the productivity and health of employees, which can hurt a company’s bottom line. Businesses, government, and philanthropic organizations should embrace the case for improving the financial well-being of workers.

Collaboration

The Power of Letting Go

By Dan Honig 3

New research explores when top-down control works best in international development work, and when organizations should let employees in the field navigate challenges by using their own judgment.

Human Rights

Ending Slavery and Child Labor in Global Supply Chains

Featuring Siddharth Kara, Bama Athreya, Leslie Johnston, & Nina Smith 1

Human trafficking, modern slavery, and child labor remain pressing concerns in many industries’ global supply chains. Harvard’s Siddharth Kara leads a discussion on how each sector can play a role in finding solutions.

Nonprofits & NGOs

Aspirin and Democracy

By Jan Masaoka 12

With its professional management class and army of consultants, the nonprofit sector can sometimes seem isolated from the messiness of civil society, and a new Philanthropic Beltway may have sprung up. But it wasn’t always that way, and it may be time to reclaim an earlier identity as the “volunteer sector,” which is inherently democratic.