According to survey results we found on the PEW Research Center’s website, “nearly half (46%) of the public would rather live in a different type of community from the one they’re living in now — a sentiment that is most prevalent among city dwellers.” This prompts us to explore the question - why are we prone to the desire to live elsewhere? Does periodic travel satisfy our deep, nomadic roots? Or are we simply constantly in pursuit of new experiences?
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the number of working men without a college degree has been on the decline (from 95% in 1960s to 85% in 2015), leading some economists to worry. Ariel Binder and John Bound of The University of Michigan has a new theory as to why: the shifting family dynamics, women taking on leadership roles, among the few reasons. Today we discuss on their research.
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, recently testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about his involvement in the 2016 election and hush money paid to Stormy Daniels, among other proof which incriminates President Trump. Cohen’s testimony also has us all wondering: is our democratic republic is failing (so much that it has enabled a bad actor like Cohen to exploit our democratic system and defraud the American public)? Or is it a clear indication that while our democratic system is not perfect, it is nevertheless functioning?
On this episode, the team at Ology Research Group and the ORGanon Podcast celebrates its 100th episode, which means we’ve committed to having 100 conversations about contemporary social issues. We reflect on our experience thus far, and plan ahead for episode 101 and beyond!
According to the U.S. Travel Association, $1.03 trillion in traveler spending generated $2.4 trillion in economic output and supported 15.6 million American jobs. Not only is travel a leisure thing we do after having accumulated sufficient vacation time at work to take a break from reality, but it’s also great in supporting the economy, and we always come back home learning a few life lessons as we transition back to the grind. On this episode, we’ll have a casual conversation about recent and planned vacations, and what we have experienced on our travels!
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 1 of every 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness during any given year. In 1949, Mental Health America started a yearly observation which elevates the importance of addressing mental health, along with media campaigns, events and screenings. On this episode, the team at Ology Research Group wanted to acknowledge the national observance and talk about this relevant topic and its applicability in today’s time.
In 2016, a researcher from Columbia University’s Teachers College published a study which discovered that high-school students’ science grades improved after they learned about the struggles of renowned scientists, such as Einstein and Marie Curie, while students who only knew about scientists’ successes, experienced declines in their grades. On this episode, we explore the concepts of goal setting and failures, setbacks and achievements, and how struggling has helped us in our professional and personal endeavors.
According to a study conducted by Career Builder in 2008, 41% of employers reported saying that they were more likely to promote employees who wear professional attire. The then vice president of human resources, Rosemary Haefner stated that “how you dress plays an important role in how others perceive you at work and dressing professionally can help you project a motivated and dedicated image”. Given that today, plain t-shirts, beanies and jeans are common workplace attire, is it “fair” to develop perceptions of folks based on attire? Or do employees just need to adapt to these traditional norms?
Religious fundamentalism refers to the belief of an individual or a group of individuals in the absolute authority of a sacred religious text or teachings of a particular religious leader, prophet, and/or God. Over the past several years, we have witnessed stories about extremist groups, whose actions are generally blamed on their religious beliefs. On this episode, we seek to answer the question: what are the elements that cultivates extreme groups? Is religion really to blame? Or are these groups an extension of a failed state system?
Times certainly have changed haven't they! On today’s episode, we wanted to take a moment and recall memorable moments growing up in the 90s, and what’s changed between now and then!
Welcome to ORGanon, the podcast where we explore contemporary social issues via data, insights and change. In this extremely casual and candid preliminary episode, we take a moment to introduce you to the Ology Research Group team! Here, the team is introduced (Kacey, Carl, Courtney and Jazmin), our background and interests discussed and our plans for this weekly PodCast, a bit about our consultancy, vision and we also explain what the heck “ORGanon” means! Make sure to subscribe to our show, and if you want to keep in touch or if there is a topic you want us to dig into, reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter at @OlogyResearch. Welcome to the team! Happy listening!