Education, Business, & Law

How employees can become better organizational citizens

A new Wharton paper on employee culture proves that both supervisors and peers can be powerful agents of change when they are allowed to intervene at different times of the change process.

From Knowledge@Wharton

Bad bosses: What’s wrong with labor algorithms

Wharton’s Lindsey Cameron discusses why policymakers and labor leaders contend that algorithms that allow companies to monitor an employee’s every move are unfair and dangerous.

From Knowledge@Wharton

The pros and cons of remote work

Wharton professor and author of “The Future of the Office: Work from Home, Remote Work, and the Hard Choices We All Face,” unveils the tradeoffs employers and employees may have to accept in his new book.

Dee Patel



In the News


Marketplace (NPR)

Are people ready to step out in rented clothing again?

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School expressed optimism about the future of formal wear rental. Consumer surveys she’s conducted have found “that when people think about reconnecting with those that they haven’t seen for a long time, they want to have been transformed,” she said.

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HealthDay

How 1.3 million Americans became controlled by conservatorships

Jasmine Harris of the Law School spoke about the U.S. conservatorship system. "The best type of guardianship is the one that never happens," she said. "We have to reimagine the types of community supports that we have in place to provide the scaffolding that I was talking about, that makes guardianship unnecessary."

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Wired.com

Earth’s unicorn population is exploding

David Hsu of the Wharton School comments on how huge returns for investors have amplified the venture capital cycle.

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NBC News

$450 million for Philly mass transit is running out. Where will that money come from?

Gilles Duranton of the Wharton School comments on how politics has often hampered more widespread taxing of commuters who drive into crowded downtowns.

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The Washington Post

White House launches climate initiatives to arm communities against floods, extreme weather

Carolyn Kousky of the Wharton School weighed in on proposed updates to the National Flood Insurance Program’s flood plain management standards. “It is critical that our building standards consider future increases in risk instead of being backward looking,” she said.

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