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Returning to the Office? Here’s How To Lead Through The Uncertainty 

The COVID-19 pandemic has offered workers a springboard for jumping into new job opportunities, and many are taking the leap. Since last spring, droves of employees have been quitting in what has been dubbed the “Great Resignation.” According to a survey from Gloat, a workforce agility and talent marketplace platform, the Great Resignation is happening […]

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Four Challenges Leaders Should Plan for in 2022 

The new year will usher in both new and familiar problems for organizational leaders. Many people have been hopeful about a full return to the office. However, the new highly contagious COVID-19 variant Omicron, which is infecting millions at breakneck speed, may affect such plans. This new variant is causing many organizations to extend, if […]

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Can Blockchain Solve Global Supply Chain Chaos?

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a dramatic shift to digital transformation as millions of employees began to work from home. Now, with pandemic disruptions suppressing global supply chains; manufacturers, ship operators and importers are switching from paper to digital transactions using blockchain technology, reports Enda Curran in Bloomberg. As discussed in a previous post, blockchain is […]

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Why the Future Internet of Things Depends on Blockchain

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to connect all devices through a cloud-based ecosystem. In the future, it could potentially undergird the infrastructure of smart cities in order to make communications far more streamlined and efficient than they are today. However, a major obstacle for IoT is that it still depends largely on […]

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Four Machine Learning Questions Organizations Should Ask

Machine learning can deliver major benefits for organizations looking to scale their operations, especially those who continue to experience disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are plenty of challenges that come along with implementing this type of artificial intelligence. Before organizations jump headfirst, there are four major machine learning questions they should consider. 1) […]

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Machine Learning Boasts Big Promises, But Still Contains a Major Weakness

Recently, MIT researchers used machine learning—computer algorithms that automatically learn and get better over time—to predict that a number of COVID-19 vaccines currently in development may not adequately protect people of Black and Asian descent. In a study published in late November, the researchers say their machine learning models predicted the likelihood of vaccines properly […]

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Can Ultraviolet Light Kill COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over a million people across the globe. Until a vaccine is available, social distancing and regular hand washing are our best protection from the virus. However, a lesser known method can also help combat the virus: ultraviolet (UV) light. Although sunlight does contain types of UV light, these types are […]

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How To Engage College Students in Remote Classrooms

College professors who are making the adjustment to remote classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic are grappling with a unique set of challenges. Whether adjusting to working from home for the first time or figuring out how to keep students engaged online, the challenges may seem overwhelming. However, there are a number of actions professors can […]

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How To Counter Harmful Gender Stereotypes in Engineering

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to take a disproportionate toll on women in the workforce. According to a recent report from Rapid Research Information Forum, women, compared to men, are likely spending more time taking care of family members, causing them to experience more disruptions to their work. The report’s findings are based on gender […]

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