On a regular basis, I will try to highlight some cases, scenarios or other methods of demonstrating some topics of concern to small business owners and hopefully provide some case study based examples. This week, I have been talking about what is sexual harassment, so I thought the best way is to discuss a topic that is very fact specific is to discuss some factual scenarios. A female worker in a small company of 12 employees is asked every weeks by a male coworker not a supervisor to go out for drinks after work. The invitations are never more than simply an invitation. The female employee is known by all in the company, including the male coworker, to be dating someone outside the office.
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The workplace needs laughter. According to research from institutions as serious as Wharton, MIT, and London Business School, every chuckle or guffaw brings with it a host of business benefits. Laughter relieves stress and boredom, boosts engagement and well-being, and spurs not only creativity and collaboration but also analytic precision and productivity. And yet, as […]. A recent study of Gallup data for the U. Work is a sober endeavor. So how, exactly, can organizations and individual leaders get their employees to laugh more?
By The Maritime Executive. By Human Rights at Sea The following case study is a personal account by Joanne Rawley, a maritime professional based in the United Kingdom and a newly appointed Human Rights at Sea Advisory Board member. This is her perspective, in her own words, having been selected, trained and worked at sea.
In order to help students think about the dynamics of power in different kinds of societies, this case study attempts to challenge the black-and-white thinking to which students are inclined when thinking about Communism. By analyzing jokes from the German Democratic Republic East Germany we can see how people sought to create their own sense of freedom. Students are all too inclined to embrace the simplistic notion that "democracy" equals "freedom" while "communism" equals "totalitarianism" and "oppression.