Women’s conferences and employee resource groups (ERGs) are increasingly inviting men to attend. By creating events aimed at men, they hope to include men in discussions around gender equity in the workplace, and make organizational diversity efforts more successful.
The evidence shows that when men are deliberately engaged in gender inclusion programs, 96% of organizations see progress — compared to only 30% of organizations where men are not engaged. But today, too many organizations still miss the mark on gender equity efforts by focusing gender initiatives solely on changing women — from the way they network to the way the lead.Individualistic approaches to solving gender inequities overlook systemic structural causes and reinforce the perception that these are women’s issues — effectively telling men they don’t need to be involved. Without the avid support of men, often the most powerful stakeholders in most large corporations, significant progress toward ending gender disparities is unlikely. What’s at stake? Astudy by McKinsey projects that in a “full potential” scenario in which women participate in the economy identically to men, $28 trillion dollars (26%) would be added to the annual global GDP when compared to the current business-as-usual scenario.
CLIMBING OUT OFthe saddle to round the final hairpin, the summit of the Grimselpass finally comes into view. After what has felt like 26km of near-constant climbing, the gradient has tailed off, and the burning sensation in our legs starts to fade with the realisation of what we’ve achieved. A quick look over the shoulder brings the last 10km flooding back – the snow-capped switchbacks and numerous reservoirs can be spied down below – while the lush, tree-lined valley from just an hour ago is merely a distant memory, but definitely one that won’t be forgotten any time soon.
You get this feeling a lot when riding in Switzerland. Each road has its own story to tell, and each is urging you to write your own on it. Not literally of course – although some still bear the graffitied hallmarks of the Tour de Suisse – but figuratively, with the country’s endless flow of quiet, silky smooth roads just asking to be ridden.
A grande maioria das empresas que têm como objectivo garantir uma relação duradoura com clientes, devem valorizar cada vez mais a variável “tempo”, uma vez que é aquela que contribui directamente para o reforço dos índices de retenção de clientes. Isto é, um cliente perdura ou não ao longo do seu tempo de vida útil.
Quando se olha para as estratégias comerciais aplicadas a clientes, podemos tipificá-las em 3 eixos: captá-los, retê-los ou recuperá-los. E se na grande maioria dos casos, recuperar clientes perdidos é uma aposta difícil de concretizar (ex. se fecharmos conta num banco pelo mau serviço prestado, daqui a quanto tempo voltaremos a abrir conta nesse mesmo banco?), também parece ser claro que é muito apetecível captar incessantemente novos clientes.
It’s derived from Greek and Latin: “entomon,” meaning “insect,” and “phagus,” as in “feeding on.”
Some think it’s the future of food.
In 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released a report declaring the need to swap traditional protein sources for insects to support a sustainable future. The report helped drive an explosion of efforts all dedicated to making mealworms your next meal.
Presenters at a 2018 conference in Georgia, Eating Insects Athens, published papers this month in a special issue of the Annals of the Entomological Society of America. The volume showed how people who study insects scientifically are now spending more time thinking about eating them.
Ao todo, são mais de duas centenas de restaurantes a preços mais acessíveis, e de norte a sul do país. O TheFork Fest está de volta com a sua quarta edição, que arrancou a 25 de setembro e se prolonga até 3 de novembro. Ao todo, são seis semanas de propostas gastronómicas a metade do preço, em cozinhas de inspirações ecléticas, numa edição que se prolonga em mais três semanas do que no ano anterior.
Além disso, o festival organizado pela plataforma de reservas online TheFork, que habitualmente se confina às cidades de Lisboa e do Porto, e ao Funchal e ao Algarve, regressa em 2019 com mais território sob sua cobertura. Este ano, Coimbra, Braga, Setúbal, Caldas da Rainha e Leiria são as cidades que se juntam à festa.
Com tenda, carro‑cama, rulote ou caravana, o importante é partir e descobrir oito dos melhores parques de campismo da Europa. Mais perto ou mais longe, da Espanha à Áustria, na montanha ou à beira de lagos, perto da praia ou com animais por perto, estas são aventuras para toda a família.
I remember the day I arrived in New York City from Johannesburg, South Africa. It was 8 a.m. I had just disembarked a 16-hour flight. I had two suitcases, a faux fur coat, and a jumpy tummy. This was my new home, my new life, and I knew not a single soul. What I did have, however, was a blueprint of the way things were going to unfold for me here. My plans were naive, highly impractical, and written in ink.
Since that day, I am happy to report that absolutely nothing has turned out the way I thought it would.
And I have to say, I am exceptionally pleased about that.
When you (or your board members) think about thriving in a digital world, you probably think first about technology. It’s evolving so fast that your business constantly has to adapt. But the greatest challenge is not the tech itself: It’s developing a knowledgeable, strategically adept, cognitively flexible, and proficient workforce. You want people who can command artificial intelligence, analyze data, invent and apply solutions on the fly, and slide effortlessly into new roles as needed. All the while, they should keep their skills sharp with mobile apps and online self-taught courses. Ideas should flow from all corners of the company, whether from full-time managers or a pool of gig workers who jump in when work heats up.