The Workplace Culture Flying Nannies Won’t Fix

More thoughts on the work of women in particular today. This article from the New York Times is from 2015, but the problem it talks about is perennial: A PRIVATE equity firm announces it will pay for both your baby and a nanny to fly with you when you travel for business until the baby’s [Read More…]

Why Women Quit Working

Lots to ponder here about the role of caregiving in our society as well as the need for flexible working arrangements to help women fulfill all the vocations they are called to. [Read more…]

Can your work bring you closer to God?

The United Methodist Church says yes here: Large portions of our lives are spent at work. Some go to an office each day while others labor outdoors. Some work in 12-hour shifts to provide our food, keep us safe, and heal our wounds. Others travel near and far to sell, build, consult, and transport products [Read More…]

What Exactly is a Fair Wage?

Kevin Kinghorn has some thoughts about this over at Seedbed: The packages of Traidcraft coffee I’ve bought in the past always carry the written promise that coffee producers in developing countries are paid “a fair price for their work.” I’m all for healthy, sustainable business practices. But the Traidcraft label does raise the obvious follow-up [Read More…]

Resisting the Tyranny of Algorithms in the New Year

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. Thirteenth century Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi once said, “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Among Steve Jobs’s many entrepreneurial insights was a perspicacious observation that creativity emerges out of a synthesis [Read More…]

Business Travel: When to Bring the Kids and When to Leave Them Home

A little while ago, my faith-and-work-movement colleague Jeff Haanen of the Denver Institute published a great post on his personal blog called “Business Travel Have You Exhausted? Bring a Kid.” It contains good advice on how bringing along a kid on a business trip can actually help you see the world through new eyes, avoid [Read More…]