Why it matters: Once again, Facebook has created a copycat of a rival's offering. Geez Zuck, can't your team move fast and create new things? The timing of the launch of Reels also seems quite fortuitous for Facebook considering the current situation surrounding TikTok, Microsoft and the US government. Hmm...
Why it matters: While millions of people who've lost their jobs in recent months are possibly scrambling to find jobs, others who have held on to their jobs are experiencing added pressure to go the extra mile at work so as to remain employed. This article examines the importance of time off and offers insights for workers -- and their bosses -- about why time off might be the healthiest option for workers and their organizations.
Andra "AJ" Johnson, beverage director and general partner at Washington, D.C.-based Latin bar Serenata, founded cocktail pop-up Back to Black after the death of George Floyd as a way to call attention to the need for racial justice and raised $10,000 in the process. Participating bartenders each contributed a custom libation that reflected their own story, with the proceeds allocated to a racial-justice charity of their choice.
Sharon Richardson started JustSoulCatering after her release from prison a decade ago, and now the Brooklyn, N.Y., entrepreneur is paying it forward with her cooking internship program -- called Reentry Rocks -- for formerly incarcerated women. "The barriers are hard when you come home and you need a job," said Richardson, who added that more than 100 women have completed the program and that many are now employed with JustSoulCatering.
Why it matters: Deciding if, how and when to reopen schools is a challenged task in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article looks at the 6 steps rocket scientists would incorporate in any reopening plan. They put a man on the Moon ... but can they put kids in a classroom?
Anger can be a sign that you're stressed, not setting boundaries or not taking care of your health, writes Marlene Chism. "The story you tell yourself about why you're angry determines how you process anger and how you channel the anger," she writes.
Top-down hierarchies are being replaced by agile teams, requiring leaders who create connection, collaboration and empowerment, writes Agata Nowakowska of Skillsoft. "Looking at the fundamentals of the changing world of work, the 'hero leader' is rapidly becoming a workplace anachronism," Nowakowska writes.