The U.S. Burnout Crisis and Mindfulness: How Meditation Improves Work-Life Balance

By Brigham Blake   Burnout One of the most memorable Christmas mornings of my childhood was when my older brother and I got our very first gaming console – the PlayStation Two. We both drooled over the system for months and anticipated getting one from Santa Clause. Our favorite game to play together was called Burnout Revenge. It was a multiplayer racing game that featured … Continue reading The U.S. Burnout Crisis and Mindfulness: How Meditation Improves Work-Life Balance

Balance in Diversity: Increasing women in the workplace

By Megan McDonnell Attraction is a two-way street. Although a company may want more women, especially in the tech industry or in positions of leadership, women may not want to work at that company. Recruiters can be conscious of their biases when hiring and recruiting, but in the end, people will want to go where they feel comfortable. What is the big fuss about diversity … Continue reading Balance in Diversity: Increasing women in the workplace

How Companies are Doing Good and Why Yours Should Too

By Sarah Romney The bread aisle has changed. The choice is no longer simply between white and wheat, but between twenty brands of white, twenty brands of wheat, and twenty brands of multigrain. What used to be an easy decision with one or two options has turned into an intense competition among dozens of companies. This is not only true with grocery products but for … Continue reading How Companies are Doing Good and Why Yours Should Too

Book Review: ‘Naked Economics’ by Charles Wheelan

By Ryan Quade Charles Wheelan—professor, author, grassroots activist—harnesses the powerful concepts of economic theory to help you solve real problems. Wheelan doesn’t care about the math and the charts—he just wants you to understand the magic. Naked Economics is the book for the rest of us, helping the non-economist to rationally analyze everything from McDonalds to congestion to political systems. Wheelan is a master storyteller … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Naked Economics’ by Charles Wheelan

Book Review: The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

By Sarah Romney How do we end poverty? World hunger? High death rates? These are complicated issues that people have been trying to solve for centuries, but Melinda Gates proposes that the solution to many of the world’s problems is to give women a voice “because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” In The Moment of Lift, Melinda Gates shares stories and … Continue reading Book Review: The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

Mind the Gap: Creating Mindfulness of Mental Health in Business

By Mandy Paulsen You break a bone at work. Does your employer force you to keep working? No! So, what about those ailments that can’t be seen via x-ray machines?   Businesses often have a gap in understanding mental health in the workplace. According to USA Mental Health and First Aid, 46.4% of adults will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.[i] With close to … Continue reading Mind the Gap: Creating Mindfulness of Mental Health in Business

Podcast Review: Fraser Bullock on Measuring Success and Managing Stress

Mark Larsen On March 22, 2020 we had the pleasure of interviewing Fraser Bullock, co-founder of Sorenson Capital and COO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games. Bullock has led an extremely successful professional career full of interesting experiences and wholesome life lessons. A former BYU MBA graduate and Bain & Company consultant, Bullock became a founding partner of one of the world’s leading … Continue reading Podcast Review: Fraser Bullock on Measuring Success and Managing Stress

Podcast Review: James Gaskin on Learning

By Sarah Romney “I promised my wife I wouldn’t start any new companies last year.” James Gaskin—who once walked the streets of Los Angeles as a Hollywood actor and dancer—now teaches information systems at BYU and has started businesses ranging from a company that tracks cattle to a company that facilitates dream analytics. While Gaskin kept his promise last year, he’s back at it again … Continue reading Podcast Review: James Gaskin on Learning

Girls in STEM: Change the World Like a Girl

By Elizabeth Wood In recent years, progressive efforts inspiring girls to study science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have led to significant changes within the business industry. Regardless of these efforts, a large gender gap in the STEM workforce remains. This gender gap will continue to increase if we fail to pursue this movement in teaching and showing girls that they can change the world … Continue reading Girls in STEM: Change the World Like a Girl

Blockchain: The Transformation of Accounting

By Ryan Quade Failure to meet accounting standards has cost US banks $200 billion in fines since 2009.[1] Meanwhile, internal fraud—the very fraud accounting standards seek to prevent—has cost businesses globally over $4 trillion in 2018 alone.[2] Blockchain, the technology of decentralized transactions on a shared ledger, promises to solve these problems and save corporations billions along the way. Although only in the early stages … Continue reading Blockchain: The Transformation of Accounting

Buzzwords

by Jamie LeSueur Presenteeism is the condition of physical presence but mental or functional absence at the workplace. It occurs when a clocked-in employee can’t complete their full load of tasks due to illness, depression, stress, or exhaustion. Presenteeism minimizes productivity and costs companies billions of dollars a year.[1] Mindfulness is the practice of perceiving and assimilating the present experience without judgment. It involves increasing … Continue reading Buzzwords

Out with the Old and in with the New: The Rise of Gen Z

By Chloë Breckenridge   Right now, one in five Americans belong to Generation Z. By 2020 there will be 84.7 million “Gen Zers” in the U.S. and 2.6 billion worldwide.[1] While many industries have targeted their marketing efforts towards millennials, the rising generation will become crucial for brand survival. Understanding the similarities and differences between millennial and Z generations will allow marketers to see why … Continue reading Out with the Old and in with the New: The Rise of Gen Z

It’s Time to Retire the Five-day Workweek: Five reasons why companies should switch to the four work days

By Joe Evans Accounting Student at the Marriott School of Business   Little innovation has taken place in the work schedule of employees in the past century. This could be because many companies fear the idea of the four-day workweek. Here are five reasons why the four-day workweek can benefit both companies and employees and make the switch less terrifying.   In the past century, … Continue reading It’s Time to Retire the Five-day Workweek: Five reasons why companies should switch to the four work days

Editor’s Letter: Expectations

In the classic tale by Charles Dickens, Pip and his girlfriend, Estella, are constantly thrown into unexpected situations which alter their life’s journey. From a chance meeting in a cemetery of an escaped convict, to the time spent in an eccentric lady’s home, to a final inheritance of wealth, Pip’s and Estella’s expectations for life were constantly turned upside and sideways. Estella wisely observes to … Continue reading Editor’s Letter: Expectations

Interior Design in the Workplace

By Bryce Cindrich The workplace is where people collaborate, solve problems, and thrive. While many factors go into these actions of productivity, few people consider how their surroundings may be affecting them. Nonetheless, the interior design of a workplace can either inhibit employees from reaching their full potential or contribute to their success. Quality and intentional interior design is shown to boost employees’ productivity and … Continue reading Interior Design in the Workplace

Podcast Review: Amy Antonelli on Vision and Purpose

McKayla Lindman   In 2002, Amy Antonelli was at the forefront of technological breakthrough in Silicon Valley. Her startup company had recently been acquired by Apple. As she witnessed the long-anticipated integration of the Internet unfold, Antonelli worked side-by-side with Steve Jobs as a spokesperson for Apple’s top executives. Just two years later, a devastating tsunami hit India and she suddenly found herself working in … Continue reading Podcast Review: Amy Antonelli on Vision and Purpose

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Book Review – Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

By: Christy Swatling   “But although quality, price, and advertising contribute to products and ideas being successful, they don’t explain the whole story.”   In his New York Times Bestseller, Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Jonah Berger delves into what makes products and ideas go viral. Through hundreds of intriguing and sometimes jaw-dropping stories, Berger identifies six key components to make everything—from a YouTube video … Continue reading Book Review – Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

Buzzwords

By Sarah Romney Jargon that will keep you going through the year Advertainment: A marketing strategy that combines advertising and entertainment. It is usually unclear to the audience whether the content is media entertainment or product promotion. Go live: To release a product or service to the public. This term previously referred only to technology or websites when they were made available, but now can … Continue reading Buzzwords

Environmental Awareness is Leading to a Troubling Future for the Airline Industry

Ashlyn K. Unga Contributing Factors to Negative Airline Perception [1]   Global warming is not only causing climatic temperatures to rise— but it is also heating up the socio-political scene across the globe. Caught in the crossfire is the airline industry, targeted by environmental activists who categorize flight as an unnecessary mode of travel.  As this movement gains momentum, how will  air fare in this … Continue reading Environmental Awareness is Leading to a Troubling Future for the Airline Industry