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April 17, 2018

Register for Webinar on Job Quality Research

Why aren’t there more good jobs? What factors facilitate—or hinder— the creation of high-quality jobs? An upcoming webinar will highlight new research on this important question conducted by scholars working with the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at the MIT Sloan School.
April 4, 2018

MBA Students Tackle Rural Economic Development Challenges

As part of a new action-learning course at the MIT Sloan School, students worked on-site with local community groups for two weeks in late March on projects that address problems relevant to particular regions of the U.S.
March 28, 2018

The Influence of Work on Happiness

George Ward, a doctoral student at MIT's Institute for Work and Employment Research and coauthor of a new book on happiness, discussed links between work and happiness as part of a recent op-ed column.

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April 20

Interesting development: Yogurt maker Danone North America (revenues: >$6 billion) has now become the world's largest B corp.:

April 20

"None of these leaders has any expectation that they will attract 'followers' personally — by dint of their charisma, status in a hierarchy, or access to resources."--Deborah Ancona and @HalGregersen of @MITSloan, writing about problem-solving leaders:

April 19

RT @McKinsey_MGI: The US spends less on assisting and #retraining unemployed workers versus other developed countries.…