A 22-year study found that, when performance rather than rank is the criterion for cutting jobs, diversity in management soars.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 5, 2014 11:18 AM ET
As professional and personal lives blend, the full-time job should be an option – not the goal.
By Sophie Wade
FORTUNE – Are we approaching a decade of discontent?
We hear much about the jobless, and that those who've found work should simply be grateful. However, Americans aren't happily employed. More than half, 70%, of U.S. employees reported last year that they were actively dis-engaged or not engaged in their work, according to MOREFeb 5, 2014 11:14 AM ET
Fortune.com selects the most compelling short essays, anecdotes, and author interviews from "250 Words," a site developed by Simon & Schuster to explore the best new business books -- wherever they may be published.
FORTUNE -- For today's installment, 250 Words' Sam McNerney sat down with Robert Sutton, coauthor with Huggy Rao of the new book, Scaling up Excellence: Getting More Without Settling For Less, which is being published by Crown Business today. Sutton, a professor MOREFeb 4, 2014 4:30 PM ET
Microsoft's latest executive appointments draw attention to the fact that, for all the diversity initiatives at companies these days, C-suites are overwhelmingly white.
FORTUNE -- Microsoft's announcement on Tuesday that it had selected new chief executive officer Satya Nadella and new board chair John Thompson ended the company's seven-month search for new leadership. It also marked a rare occurrence for the Fortune 500: the appointment of two minorities to executive leadership positions.
Nadella, MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 4, 2014 3:09 PM ET
Being "polite" rather than candid isn't just a grade school phase.
By Keith Ferrazzi
FORTUNE -- Ask your five-year-old what she thinks of your new haircut, and she won't hesitate to tell you it looks funny. But your fifth-grader? He's more likely to tell his best friend about his dad's dorky new 'do than be honest with you.
Unfortunately, being "polite" rather than candid isn't just a grade school phase. In my MOREFeb 3, 2014 3:34 PM ET
Employees who worked during the shutdown in October say that the Fair Labor Standards Act requires that workers receive at least minimum wage and overtime pay on their regularly scheduled paydays.
FORTUNE -- Remember that time the government shut down for 16 days in October? Federal employees who were deemed "essential" and still had to work during the shutdown certainly do.
A lawsuit filed against the U.S. government seeking so-called liquidated damages is MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 3, 2014 1:33 PM ET
For the past nine years, Northwestern Kellogg has hosted a Super Bowl Advertising Review that requires MBA students to assess commercial spots during the big game.
By Jeff Schmitt
(Poets&Quants) -- What a difference 47 years can make.
In 1967, the first Super Bowl tickets sold for $12. Now, they cost $2,000. In Super Bowl I, the winning Packers took home $15,000 a piece. Now, winning players earn $88,000. Back then, marching MOREJan 31, 2014 4:22 PM ET
Amid protests from professors and students all over the world, the U.S. State Department has forced the online education site to block access to students in sanctioned nations. Fortune speaks with Coursera's Daphne Koller on the matter.
FORTUNE -- Since its inception, Coursera, the education company that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs) to 6.3 million users in 190 different countries, has committed publicly -- and repeatedly -- to delivering free education MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Jan 31, 2014 2:32 PM ET
The Central American nation, which will hold elections on Sunday, must contend with persistent gang violence, systemic corruption, and a new breed of enterprising revolutionaries.Jan 31, 2014 1:44 PM ET
"I've learned that every time I go against my intuition, it's a mistake," says Tamara Mellon.
FORTUNE -- Famed shoemaker Jimmy Choo had the technical skills to build a beautiful heel, but co-founder Tamara Mellon honed the company's vision. Her savvy landed the shoes on countless celebrity feet and shows like Sex and the City, solidifying the stilettos' icon status. Since leaving Jimmy Choo in 2011 -- it was bought by MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Jan 31, 2014 11:04 AM ET
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