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  • 'Zoom Fatigue' Turning a Lifeline Into a Fetter

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 23, 2020
    With so many now working from home, teleconference software like Zoom is seeing record use, a development which is also creating what the BBC is calling "Zoom fatigue," that is, a general burnt-out and overwhelming feeling from all the calls we've been on.
  • Report: Burnout Still a Factor Even When Working From Home

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 22, 2020
    With the country now going on two months of widespread lockdowns, millions of people are doing their jobs from home. As an amusing novelty gives way to banal reality, CNN Business reminds people that burnout can happen both in and out of the office.
  • Office Design Likely to Change in Wake of Pandemic

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 21, 2020
    The global COVID-19 pandemic not only has changed the way we work now, but will also likely  affect how we work in the future, particularly where it concerns how we lay out our offices.
  • Economic Aftermath of COVID-19 Pandemic Unlikely to Bear Similarities to Previous Pandemics

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 20, 2020
    Traditionally, major pandemics have led to more equal societies, as the power of labor increases, but experts today think this is unlikely to happen once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
  • Scams Proliferate as Pandemic Drags On

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 17, 2020
    Coronavirus-linked scams have cost Americans at least $13.4 million since the beginning of the year as fraudsters seize on fear and confusion in the wake of the global pandemic.
  • Academic Suggests Corporations Taking Money Not In Line WIth Capitalism

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 16, 2020
    NYU business professor Scott Galloway suggested that massive programs meant to support large corporations are essentially socialism, and that if people truly desire a capitalist system, then some of them should be allowed to fail.
  • Virtual Meetings Marginalize Women for Same Reasons as In-Person Ones

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 15, 2020
    While some theorists initially thought that the shift to virtual meetings would mitigate sexism, a New York Times article notes that this has not panned out because many of the same issues that marginalize women during meetings in person are still factors online.
  • Farm Animals Now Available for Zoom Calls

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 14, 2020
    There is now hope for those who have thought to themselves, "what this corporate Zoom call needs is a farm animal of some sort," as an animal sanctuary is offering guest appearances of goats and other fuzzy creatures to your next meeting in exchange for a donation.
  • Report: Businesses Failing to Walk the Walk on Previous Pledges to Value Stakeholders, Especially Workers

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 13, 2020
    While last August, some of the world's largest businesses vowed a new era of corporate social responsibility, in the midst of a global economic crisis, many of these firms are acting in ways that seem to reinforce the shareholder primacy model they ostensibly rejected.
  • Venture Capital CEO Suggests Prioritizing Individuals Over Businesses to Receive Aid

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 10, 2020
    Chamath Palihapitiya, chief executive of venture capital firm Social Capital, suggested yesterday that extending aid to giant multinationals might have the effect of propping up poorly performing CEOs and boards, and he suggested instead that governments focus on helping individual workers while letting their employers fail.