Can Studying Social Sciences and the Arts Help Technologists Close the ‘Soft Skills Gap’?

November 18, 2019

Technologists developing cutting-edge AI products may be making incredible breakthroughs—but they may also need to communicate the value of their innovations in a business-savvy manner and possess other soft skills like communication and critical thinking. A blend of AI and emotional intelligence may be the IT skill set of the future workforce.

Why Digital Equity Depends on Democratized Data

November 6, 2019

How can data scientists and “virtual government” leaders use data to improve services, make policy changes, and plan for the future when data is missing from the digitally absent?

After-School Programs and STEM: The Key to an Inclusive Tech Future

October 21, 2019

After-school STEM programming engages students like Colby Holmes of Hope, Alabama in hands-on, real-world projects and gives them the opportunity to learn new skills and discover potential career paths. For technology companies, encouraging young talent is essential for filling future jobs.

Reviving Praise for the Incomplete Leader

October 15, 2019

The myth of the complete leader—the person at the top without flaws—builds on a 2007 Harvard Business Review article on how executives can build teams that lead, innovate and succeed with a distributed leadership model, outside connections, “X-teams,” and more.

Why Digital Experts Shouldn’t Lead Digital Transformation

October 7, 2019

While a digital guru may know how to create a brand-new digital business, existing companies may benefit more from the leadership of an insider who understands the needs of both the customers and the company, has existing relationships, and most importantly, knows what still needs to be learned.

Cheers to Sustainability: How this Beer Company Brews Green Culture

September 23, 2019

For employee owners at the fourth largest craft brewing company in the U.S., culture isn’t about what you say; it’s about what you do. New Belgium Brewing’s culture is strongly based on sustainability and workplace wellness, and continues to be an example many companies strive to emulate.