Role Models

Role Models

 

Jeremy Greenberg’s company has published a report that shares insight and statistics into workplace diversity.

The research is clear that diversity in the workplace is good for both employers and employees.

Many prominent studies have found proven benefits of a more diverse work environment. These benefits include an increase in innovation, reduction in turnover, a higher level of creativity, and a more effective understanding of the needs of different market segments.

The corporate bottom line is affected as well. McKinsey reports that public companies with more diverse boards have higher levels of earnings.

Many large companies have diversity programs, which include the recruitment and development of women, racial minorities, and LGBTQ individuals. Homogeneous employment settings are now considered not merely a superficial public relations problem but a business effectiveness problem.

 

Areas covered in this article include:

  • The importance of role models
  • Underrepresentation in diversity baseline
  • The diversity divide by category
  • Diversity in digital media

 

Read the full article, Study Reveals Weak Diversity Among Key Role Models, on the Avenue Group website. 

 

I found this chart from the NYT helpful to understand the coronavirus in context: comparing it to other diseases on fatality and average number of people infected by each sick person.

“In an effort to make the ongoing effects of climate change more visible, needleworkers around the globe are creating temperature blankets and scarves that track local weather patterns.” – From thisiscolossal.com

Ever curious what a 9-billion pixel image looks like? Click on this one.  You can zoom in 9 times, and if you’ve got time you’ll be able to count 84 million stars. This is one to show your kids. Via Seth Godin.

Final deliverables should have more hand-drawn charts with no data.

Check out this link for the full graphic: The Most Iconic Books Set in 150 Countries Around the World. How much better is this graphic than just a list?

Our family is going to East Africa this summer, and I just ordered Weep Not, Child (Kenya) and A Cowrie of Hope (Zambia.)

Politico provided an unlabeled map and asked registered U.S. voters to put a dot on Iran.

Only 28% correctly located the country. I’ve seen statistics about geographic ignorance before, but usually you just get the percentage. The map makes a more powerful statement.

The NYT used satellite imagery for a story on a decade of urban transformation.

The Museo del Prado has teamed up with the World Wildlife Foundation to update several of its paintings to reflect the impact of climate change.

One of my favorite things about living in NYC is walking down the street and hearing a language that I don’t even recognize being spoken. Click here for a zoomable map. Source: The Endangered Language Alliance

Nepal fact of the day: There are 700 speakers globally of Seke, an indigenous language of Nepal.  100 of those speakers live in NYC.

A beautiful piece of visual journalism by the New York Times on the iconic NYC subway map, which should get the Nobel Prize for Graphic Design. The designer of the map rode every subway line with his eyes closed to get a feel for the curves in the tracks! This story is worth three minutes of your time.

Hat tip to Jonathan Paisner for posting the story on LinkedIn.

The website Information is Beautiful is out with their 2019 Awards. Stunning.

“Stefan [Draschan] does it by camping in galleries for days, waiting for visitors who perfectly match the artworks they observe.”

Some of these made me laugh out loud.

You could do an entire final progress review using one page like this.

 

Over-view.com presents views with a mission: “Seeing the Earth from a great distance has been proven to stimulate awe, increase desire to collaborate, and foster long-term thinking.” Here are Dutch Tulips