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Articles by Dinah W. Brin
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With some high school tech wizards drawing posh Silicon Valley salaries and other teenagers nearing their grown-up working years, it’s not too soon to explore how members of “Generation Z” may shape, and shake up, the workplace.
When Zappos stopped posting open positions and urged prospective hires to sign up as company “insiders” on its proprietary social network instead, the online shoe store encouraged candidates to get noticed by submitting video cover letters.
Many women may cringe at the mere thought of office politics, but experts say businesswomen who aspire to executive posts avoid workplace dynamics at their own career peril.
In surveys and interviews from 2013 with more than 270 female managers from major corporations, women’s coaching firm Flynn Heath Holt Leadership of Charlotte, N.C., found that the managers repeatedly mentioned office politics as one aspect of business meetings that they disliked.
Yahoo’s controversial move in early 2013 to bar employees from telecommuting and Best Buy’s subsequently announced decision to limit its work-from-home options may have created the impression that telework is losing favor among U.S. employers.
As smartphones and tablets become ubiquitous, multi-tasking behind the wheel has been gaining notice as a grown-up workplace danger rather than the sole province of reckless, texting adolescents.
Along with the risks to life and limb, the trend carries significant financial perils for employers.
A worker who causes an accident while reading e-mail or texting on the job can expose an employer to millions of dollars in liability for loss of life, in addition to the costs of property damage and lost productivity.