Resources for Discussing Racism in the Workplace

Current events have put renewed emphasis on the subject of racism in contemporary society, and the workplace is one of the most important aspects of this vital conversation. To provide ideas for class discussion, we have pulled together a variety of articles that you may find useful. 

Harvard Business Review assembled a reading list of the articles that it has recently published on the subject.

The World Economic Forum has compiled a comprehensive, interactive guide to dozens of articles on racism. You can explore major subject categories and drill down to specific topics, such as entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and employment. By clicking on the thumbnail image in this post, you can see what the interactive feature looks like. (The site requires registration to access this feature, but it's free.)

In addition, here are some individual articles that offer other perspectives:

How Should You Be Talking With Employees About Racism?

For Black CEOs in Silicon Valley, humiliation is a part of doing business

How to build an actively anti-racist company

Beware of burning out your black employees

Taking Steps to Eliminate Racism in the Workplace

7 ways your organisation can start to uproot systemic racism in the workplace

To Improve Workplace Diversity, Undo Workplace Racism

Discussing Racism In The Workplace: Using Positive And Persistent Pressure To Enable Honest Dialogue

Companies are speaking out against racism, but here’s what it really looks like to lead an anti-racist organization

How to Begin Talking About Race in the Workplace



The U.S. Economy Is Already Mired in a Coronavirus-Sourced Recession, UCLA Economists Say

We wish you and your students the best as everyone responds to the medical and economic impact of the pandemic. With troubling news unfolding day by day, your students may have questions about the economy as they hear more and more discussion about a recession. As painful as these current circumstances are, they do present an opportunity to discuss this important economic concept and its influence on business, employment, and consumer behavior.

The term recession sometimes get used in casual speech as a general term for a severe economic slowdown, but economists think in more specific terms. A commonly used but somewhat narrow definition of recession is a drop in economic activity, as measured by GDP, lasting at least two quarters. This is the definition used by UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in this article.


Top 10 Human Resources Trends That Matter Most in the 2020 Workplace

"The 2020 Workplace is here! The workplace I described in my book, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today, is now distinguished by a workplace where the rapid pace of change is the new constant in the world of work! As we head into the 2020 workplace, ask yourself these questions."

16 Entrepreneurship Trends for 2020: New Forecasts and A Look into What’s Next Ahead

"New technologies, evolving customer demands, and societal shifts are rapidly changing the business landscape. These factors paved the way for location-independent companies, niche markets, disruptive industries, as well as closely-knit global teams. However, to reap the benefits that these changes have to offer, you must keep yourself up-to-date on the emerging entrepreneurship trends.

"To help you out, we have compiled some data on the different industry shifts to look out for in 2020 and beyond. With this, it’ll be easier for you to fully grasp the changes that can affect your entrepreneurial endeavors and update your strategies accordingly. As such, you can keep your business moving forward in the changing times and keep your edge against the competition."

Top Marketing Trends for 2020

'With the speed at which modern technology is growing and evolving, it is no surprise that everything that relies on it must move at a similarly breakneck pace. Digital marketing is no exception.

'With constant updates, new techniques, and changes to algorithms, digital marketers are frequently scrambling just to keep up. Being aware of emerging or continuing trends is a vital part of staying on top of the game.

'With a brand-new decade rapidly approaching, here are some of the top marketing trends for 2020.'

8 Ways the Workforce Will Change in 2020, According to Business Leaders

" In the last decade, the workforce has changed in ways many business professionals never could have imagined. The ubiquity of smart devices and internet connectivity means that more companies than ever are hiring from a national, and even global, talent pool, as people can do their jobs from anywhere in the world. Rapidly-changing technologies have also revolutionized certain outdated hiring processes and HR functions, leading to a workforce that's simultaneously distributed and constantly connected.

"As we approach the new year (and the new decade), many leaders are speculating on what might change about the current workforce and how we think of employment. We asked a panel of entrepreneurs to share their top predictions for the way work will look in 2020 and beyond. Here are the things they believe will change, and whether they see them as positive or negative transitions."

Don’t Fall for These Common 9 Money Myths — They May Actually Be Preventing You from Getting Rich, According to Barbara Corcoran and other Moguls

There's so much money advice out there that it can be difficult to differentiate the good ones from the bad ones.

To save you some trouble, we asked nine financially savvy business owners and advisors in The Oracles to share the biggest money myths that can stunt your financial success:

18 Major U.S. Cities Where Rent and Taxes Eat up All of a Worker’s Paycheck

"A new study shows just how hard it is for many Americans to get ahead. The average American spends roughly $1,272 per paycheck on living expenses — with the majority of expenses coming from housing and utility bills — according to a recent Clever Real Estate report using Bureau of Economic Analysis spending and income data and IRS state tax data. 

"Clever Real Estate compiled a ranking of the best and worst metro areas to live in based on how much money residents have leftover from a typical biweekly paycheck. After subtracting expenses and income taxes from biweekly pretax income, the average amount of money leftover among all Americans was $136.39."