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Produktivität im Büro: Ständige Sitzungen würgen Kreativität ab

Produktivität im Büro: Ständige Sitzungen würgen Kreativität ab | Agile & Lean | Scoop.it

 

Viele Arbeitnehmer haben das Gefühl, zu viel Zeit in Meetings zu verbringen. Ihre Kreativität und Produktivität leide darunter, sagte die Mehrheit der Befragten in einer neuen Studie. Mal wieder den ganzen Tag lang nur in Sitzungen gesessen? Mal wieder das Gefühl, dass die wirklich wichtigen Arbeiten auf der Strecke geblieben sind? Viele Arbeitnehmer in Büros in ganz Deutschland denken regelmäßig so, wie eine neue Studie zeigt: Die Kreativität und Produktivität von Büromitarbeitern bleibe vielfach auf der Strecke, sagt die Mehrheit der in einer Umfrage angesprochenen Arbeitnehmer.  Althergebrachte Strukturen und festgefahrene Hierarchien seien die größten Hindernisse......


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Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them) | Agile & Lean | Scoop.it
Harvard's Ronald Heifetz urges heads-of-state to think less like surgeons, more like psychiatrists.
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Why Organizations Fail

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We've fostered generations of managers with robust analytical skills and poor social skills, and we don’t seem to think that matters.


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Terence R. Egan's curator insight, November 16, 2013 8:05 AM

 

SUMMARY

 

For a long time, we believed that people were rational, logical agents, driven by self-interest, greed, and desire. In recent years, we have begun to realize that people have another driver that is of equal, if not greater, importance: the drive to be social.

 

The studies tell the story:

a)  Giving to charity activates the brain's reward system more than winning money.

b)  Painkillers like Tylenol relieve social pain the same way they relieve physical pain.

c)  Being socially rejected can lower your I.Q. score by 20% and cut your GRE score nearly in half.

d)  Seeing a friend regularly has the same effect on our well-being as making an extra $100,000.

e)  Volunteering to help others regularly produces the same increase in well-being as making an extra $50,000.

f)   When an employee meets a person who benefits from their work, that employee can double their productivity.

g)  People will pay $30,000 to be recognized as a high-status employee.

h)  And, finally, being socially connected is literally as good for your health as quitting smoking.

 

Social activity matters more than we have realized. Yet institutions and organizations, from political systems to hospitals, schools and corporations, have been built based on a different set of beliefs:

a)  that people are motivated by money,

b)  that physical -- not social -- health is most important

c)  and that social needs are "nice to have."

 

A boss who knows what his staff members really care about will be able to develop a better team environment.

 

We are deeply social beings, with social needs mattering more than physical needs in many situations. Maslow may have been wrong: Social may not be up the pyramid, it may be down at the base with physical needs. Until this insight makes its way into how we design our institutions, we may continue to see less than 30% of people in our organizations actively engaged in their work.

 

Cath Daley's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:44 AM

Some of our long-held beliefs about human motivation may be wrong....

Cath Daley's curator insight, December 12, 2013 7:09 AM

and it really all comes down to the ability to be flexible with your communication so that you can interact with evryone in a way that reduces conflict and increases buy in.

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Psst...This Is What Your Co-Worker Is Paid

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A small but growing number of private-sector firms are letting employees in on closely held company secrets: revealing details of company financials, staff performance reviews, even individual pay—walking a tightrope between information and TMI, or too much information.
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es geht wirklich: transparente gehaltssysteme

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Stress Kills Learning, Change, and Improvement

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The door to the closet was a bit open, so he elegantly pushed it slightly with his heel while passing it. A few steps later he stopped, as he noticed that the door had jumped open again. Being dete...
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Inno-Versity Presents: "Greatness" by David Marquet

This Inno-Versity Inno-Mation was adapted from Captain David Marquet's talk on Greatness, and is based on his book, Turn the Ship Around! Find out more about...
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If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People | Agile & Lean | Scoop.it
Open innovation is no substitute for well-developed skill. (If you want innovation, invest in people http://t.co/emEw4TZbaa)
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