How to design a 360-degree review system

How to design a 360-degree review system

October 18, 2019 workapp 0

By Jeremy Pollack4 minute ReadConducting performance reviews tend to be part of a leader’s job description. But how often do managers task their employees with reviewing leadership? How likely are companies to administer workplace culture assessments and take meaningful action as a result? For most companies, the answer to both of these questions is probably…

Women bosses and gender discrimination

Women bosses and gender discrimination

October 18, 2019 workapp 0

Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack of commitment. How would you react? Accept the feedback and put in more effort? Would you pout in your office and start looking for a new job?Now, would your reaction be different if your boss was…

Faraday Future founder files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Faraday Future founder files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

October 18, 2019 workapp 0

Faraday Future’s founder and former CEO Jia Yueting has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware court in a bid to satisfy his myriad debts in China. The Chinese tycoon claims he still owes around $3.6 billion to more than 100 creditors, thanks, in large part, to the collapse of LeEco, the tech conglomerate he…

The challenges of being blind in the workplace

The challenges of being blind in the workplace

October 17, 2019 workapp 0

By Michele McDonnall and Jennifer L. Cmar—The Conversation4 minute ReadCommunities across the world observe White Cane Day on October 15 to recognize the contributions of people with blindness and low vision and to promote equal opportunities. The day was first observed in the U.S. in 1964, when Congress passed a law to increase awareness about…

Exactly how to prepare for your first maternity leave

Exactly how to prepare for your first maternity leave

October 17, 2019 workapp 0

Exciting news, you’re pregnant. Or, perhaps someone else on your team is and you’d like to support them in this transition into parenthood. Whether you’re carrying the babe or someone on your team is, here’s some advice for how to navigate your first maternity leave from the office.Have a solid communications plan—and start with your…

Bias in mainstream productivity and self-help advice

Bias in mainstream productivity and self-help advice

October 16, 2019 workapp 0

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been that person obsessed with all things self-help and productivity. I’ve read self-help books with a notebook in hand, dutifully working my way through the exercises—because there are always exercises involved—until I got bored and another book caught my eye.When it became my job to sift through,…

On the verge of burnout, I took almost a month off

On the verge of burnout, I took almost a month off

October 16, 2019 workapp 0

By autumn adeigbo4 minute ReadThis past year was a major year of growth for me and my company. In 2019, I raised more investment capital and launched our collection on Rent the Runway, one of the fastest-growing fashion startups of the past decade. And after applying to about 100 accelerators, pitch competitions, and venture capital…

J.J. Abrams signs exclusivity deal with WarnerMedia reportedly worth $250 million

J.J. Abrams signs exclusivity deal with WarnerMedia reportedly worth $250 million

October 16, 2019 workapp 0

J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot Productions have signed a deal with AT&T-owned WarnerMedia, the company announced today. The deal is reportedly worth $250 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The partnership means that Bad Robot will produce original series and films for WarnerMedia and its various divisions, including HBO and Warner Bros.…

5 unique ways to apply for a job

5 unique ways to apply for a job

October 15, 2019 workapp 0

Recently, Basecamp posted five new job openings. For those five openings, they received more than 4,000 applications. Notably, more than 1,400 people applied for their Head of Marketing role, and more than 2,000 applied for two open Customer Support Representative positions.I followed Basecamp’s hiring process with interest via Twitter updates from the company’s founders, blog…