Hiring Discrimination Against Black Americans Hasn’t Declined in 25 Years

Harvard Business

Attitude surveys indicate that overtly prejudicial beliefs have declined, and endorsement of the principles of equal treatment regardless of race has increased. Race is often at the forefront of American conversation. It has lately emerged with new urgency around discussions of policing, immigration, First Amendment rights, and even professional football.

The 4 Dimensions of Digital Trust, Charted Across 42 Countries

Harvard Business

We considered four key dimensions: Behavior, Attitudes, Environment, and Experience. Attitudes : How do users feel about the digital trust environment? A typical way to gauge trust is to survey users with questions such as: How do you feel about the digital environment? We combined responses to multiple surveys from a variety of sources, such as the World Values Survey , CIGI-Ipsos, and Edelman’s Trust Barometer. Fanatic Studio/Getty Images.


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A Working from Home Experiment Shows High Performers Like It Better

Harvard Business Review

The home-workers were also more productive per minute, which employees told us (in detailed surveys) was due to the quieter working conditions at home. The home-workers also reported substantially higher work satisfaction and less “work exhaustion” in a psychological attitudes survey. Marissa Mayer’s move to ban working from home at Yahoo in 2013 caused a media firestorm over the costs and benefits of this rapidly growing practice.

One Weird Trick to Save $345 Billion

Harvard Business Review

According to the 2012 Taxpayer Attitude Survey, 87 percent of Americans believe that cheating on taxes is wrong. Moreover, 95 percent of those surveyed reported that their personal integrity affects their honest reporting on tax forms. The survey data captures what people think — but not how they act. The April 15 deadline for filing personal income tax returns in the United States is quickly approaching.