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3 Secrets to Develop Habits That Matter

3 Secrets to Develop Habits That Matter | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Habits can take years to form. Here is how to ensure you develop good habits and stick to them.
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Top 10 most competitive economies in the world | SmartPlanet

Top 10 most competitive economies in the world | SmartPlanet | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Will the world’s economies soon be distinguished as “innovation rich” or “innovation poor”?
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COMPETITIVENESS : "... top 10 most competitive economies, according to WEF’s Global Competitive Index, determined by the strength of factors such as infrastructure, higher education, and technological readiness:


Switzerland

Singapore

Finland

Germany

US

Sweden

Hong Kong SAR

Netherlands

Japan

UK

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Introverts Or Extroverts - Who's More Productive?

Introverts Or Extroverts - Who's More Productive? | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Yes. Everyone's a little introverted. Everyone's a little extroverted. And everyone can work better by embracing both qualities.
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which 'vert are you?  -  As we've noted again and again, managing your productivity is really a matter of managing your energy levels, so figuring out your introversion-extroversion orientation lends specifics to the oft ambiguous art of the recharge."


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The Economic Cost of Hangovers

The Economic Cost of Hangovers | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Reuters The Fourth of July is beer's annual breakout party, with weekly sales often surpassing $1 billion around Independence Day. So when the Fifth of July falls on a weekday like this year, employers are advised to, well, manage their expectations.
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Cheers!  - " Excessive drinking costs the economy more than $220 billion -- or about $1.90 per drink, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which studies the negative externalities of alcohol consumption each decade. Seventy-two percent of the costs came from lost workplace productivity, according to the 2006 survey, which suggests that the economic drag from hangovers is about $160 billion "  -  US figures

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How flexible working can save the economy

How flexible working can save the economy | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Research from Vodafone and The RSA suggests that the benefits of flexible working far outweigh the negatives
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WorldOfWork - The Flex Factor Report : "The future context for work flexibility

•• ‘Futures’ literature highlights trends that are likely to shape the
context of work
•• These anticipate a more dynamic, flexible but also polarised
labour market
•• Those with advanced abilities and resources may flourish,
but many others may face chronic underemployment
•• Flexible working is likely to grow in future as organisational
boundaries open up. To derive the maximum benefit it needs to
be adopted strategically, based on a ‘strong’ mutual commitment
between employer and employee
•• We propose four ways in which this can be achieved: reinventing
the psychological contract; innovation in human capital
measurement; innovation in work; and investment in flexible
infrastructure
Recommendations for better flexibility
•• A number of recommendations are made to increase the extent

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6 Tips For Having Productive Conversations

6 Tips For Having Productive Conversations | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Ever walk away from an exchange feeling as though you didn't get anything out of it Prevent that connectionless FOMO with these linguistic maneuvers.
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Bog blog Q4 - 


"1)  DO YOUR HOMEWORK, BUT DON’T BE A CREEP- if you're trying to know as much about the other person as Facebook does, you're probably going too far."

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Monotasking Is The New Multitasking

Monotasking Is The New Multitasking | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
How can you get anything done when your tasks turn into competing preoccupations In this age of distraction it's all about monotasking. Here are six... (Monotasking Is The New Multitasking.
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