Gallup this month released a new report, the State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders. This week, we will discuss and build on this research, delving into managers' experiences in various aspects of life, including well-being, politics, entrepreneurship and engagement at work.
Gallup.com launched a series last year exploring the largest generation of Americans, those born from 1946 through 1964 -- the baby boomers. As this segment of the population continues to mature through middle age and considers retirement, we decided once again to look at how the "silver tsunami" will affect the workforce, the healthcare system and the world.
This week, Gallup.com will spotlight Gallup's latest findings from its surveys conducted in Ukraine in September and October 2014. The results offer the latest glimpse into Ukrainians' lives since they became embroiled in a conflict that has so far claimed more than 4,000 lives and raised tensions between the West and Russia to levels not seen since the Cold War.
Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer, took her own life on Nov. 1, as authorized under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act." After finding out that she had six months to live and would suffer tremendously as her condition progressed, she decided that she would prefer to end her life on her own terms with the aid of a doctor and specialized drugs. Maynard and her family moved to Oregon, one of five states including Montana, Washington, New Mexico and Vermont that allow physician-assisted death, so she could end her life when her suffering became too great.
The states that signed on to implement the Common Core State Standards – 43 of them plus Washington, D.C. -- have been phasing the curricula into their schools for a year or more. But this is the school year in which schools are supposed to fully implement the standards and when testing aligned with the standards begins.
This week Gallup.com, Gallup Business Journal, and The Gallup Blog present a series devoted to exploring a variety of questions relating to women and the workplace. In light of ongoing debates in the media about equal pay for women, flexible work schedules, and whether a woman can "have it all," Gallup lends data-based context to the suppositions with Women and the Workplace. This series is a comprehensive examination of working women's opinions across the concentrations of business, well-being, politics, the economy, and the international sphere.
This week, Gallup.com will feature its first-ever series dedicated to how people worldwide answer some of today's most pressing questions on employment and the economy. Drawing from Gallup's World Poll surveys in more than 150 countries, The Economy of the World series will look at how people in different countries see their local job markets, their own employment situations, and where they see their economies headed.
This week, Gallup.com will feature a special series about mobile technology and how it is shaping the world. The series, How Mobile Technology Is Shaping Society, will explore the implications of mobile technology for business, politics, and well-being. Gallup recently conducted a comprehensive poll to determine how many people in the U.S. own smartphones and tablets, whether employers expect their workers to check email remotely "after hours," and how often employees do so. This poll was designed to illuminate the link people have with their mobile devices and the resulting effects on society.
The way we evaluate whether a student receives "a proper education" continues to evolve. While students have more ways to receive an education, especially through online learning, education leaders everywhere are now asking different, more pointed questions about the state of education and how to make it more effective. Namely, is the student's interest level at school -- how "engaged" he or she is -- as important, or even more important, than grades and standardized test scores?
Gallup has been collecting self-reported household income data since 2006 from hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Using these data, Gallup's researchers have created new, useful measures that are comparable from country to country and supplement existing global income metrics. These data provide a previously unavailable worldwide benchmark for investigating cross-country relationships between self-reported income levels and a broad range of other well-being indicators.