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Productivity Tips for Employees

Want to be a more productive employee? Consider a few tips from Robert Pozen, an MIT Sloan senior lecturer who served as the former president of Fidelity Investments, executive chairman of MFS Investment Management, and as an associate general counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Publish date: 02/20/2018

A Letter to Future Engineers

Is a degree in engineering worth the effort? Is it OK to change majors? How does a high school student — or a college freshman or sophomore — know whether engineering is the right choice for a career?

Publish date: 02/14/2018

Share and Share Alike? Not a Great Idea at Work

When a person with a higher perceived status exposes a shortcoming to a colleague, she risks losing status in the colleague’s eyes, what the researchers labeled a status penalty.

Publish date: 02/14/2018

Diversity Increases Innovation

Diversity equals innovation so says a recent study on the subject.

Publish date: 02/12/2018

Friendship in the Workplace: Some Tips, Part 2

Part 2 of Friendship in the Workplace: Some Tips

Publish date: 02/12/2018

Workplace Automation Will Hit Women Hard, Report

More women than men are likely to see their jobs displaced thanks to automation according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Publish date: 02/06/2018

Friendship in the Workplace: Some Tips

Nothing can make your workday go faster than being bffs with a coworker. Having a trusted ally in the workplace can mean all the difference between enjoying the thought of going to work each day and dreading it.

Publish date: 02/05/2018

What to Look for in a Remote Job

Fully remote work is something that is entirely possible in many career fields. While it is not for everyone, some see it as the perfect situation for themselves. However, it requires a unique set of things to look for, and often things one may not need to ask about in a typical office setting.

Publish date: 01/31/2018

Is Forensic Engineering the Right Career for You?

Engineers who have several years of experience, a professional engineer (PE) credential, and who get a lot of satisfaction from solving mysteries might want to consider working as forensic engineers.

Publish date: 01/31/2018

This Program Opens New Doors to Refugees

Recently in Amman, Jordan, a class of 18 students – half of them refugees -- began a one-year course of study in computer science and entrepreneurship. Part of the Refugee Action (ReACT) Certificate Program that grew out of a global challenges competition at MIT, the program will include internships with local companies and could help attendees secure better-paying jobs.

Publish date: 01/31/2018