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Why Pay Parity Is Good For Business

On Feb 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

/ Andrea Simon

, corporate anthropologist, Culture Change, business change

Did you know that in Iceland, it's the law that men and women must earn the same pay? That's right. Iceland just announced (the first country in the world to do so) that public and private companies must pay men and women in the same positions equally or pay a fine. Wow, what if that could happen here in the U.S.!

As a corporate anthropologist and culture change expert, I thought this warranted a closer look. I started digging into the subject and what I've found is that not only is pay parity timely and necessary and the right thing to do, it's also good for business.

I was asked recently by American Express OPEN Forum for my input in this area, along with several other CEOs and business founders. (Read the article here) Interestingly, we all expressed the same belief: that equal pay is important to the health of a business. Consider these eight points, discussed in the AmEx article:

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Can A Little Anthropology Help Your School Change?

On Feb 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

/ Rachel Carney

, change, culture, anthropology, corporate anthropologist, school culture, Culture Change

 

When I started writing this blog, I was interested in how schools use anthropology and its observational research methods. I wasn't curious about how schools were teaching anthropology, but how they applied its theory, methods and tools to help address the significant issues of climate and cultural changes. As I scanned the research trying to find how anthropologists help schools change, grow and improve, I came to the realization that anthropologists are not being used to help schools. But quite frankly, they should be!

So how can anthropologists help our schools?

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Watch Andi Simon's Interview on Houston Business News

On Mar 19, 2016 1:06:02 PM

/ Andrea Simon

, Andrea Simon, corporate anthropologist, Corporate Anthropology, Houston Business Radio, On the Brink

Watch Andi Simon's Video On Texas Business Radio

I was interviewed by Matt Register from Texas Business Radio about "On the Brink" and how we work with businesses, corporations and not-for-profits to help them reinvigorate them. You will learn a lot about how corporate anthropology can help businesses grow. Take a look and let me know your thoughts. 

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