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Want To Get Promoted? Be A Narcissist

Want To Get Promoted? Be A Narcissist | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
If you think you're better than everyone else, studies show that you're more likely to end up ordering around everybody else.
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Harvard Medical School clinical psychologist Craig Malkin dropped some knowledgeon how to sniff out the narcissist in your midst. While narcissists go by many other names, their tendencies include:

1. INSECURITIES GET PROJECTED NONSTOP - They play hot potato with their sense of smallness, Malkin says. "Narcissists say and do things, subtle or obvious, that make you feel less smart, less accomplished, less competent," he says. "It's as if they're saying, 'I don't want to feel this insecure and small; here, you take the feelings.'"2. EMOTIONS GET HATED ON - Feelings mean you can be touched by friends, colleagues, partners. But to be touched is to be influenced and to be influenced is to have your perfect autonomy undermined--which narcissists hate.3. AND CONTROL IS ALWAYS NEEDED - Narcissists also hate to feel like other people's preferences impact them, since then they're not "fully independent." So rather than express their needs, they maneuver people to suit them. 
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10 Ways To Make Your Office More Fun

10 Ways To Make Your Office More Fun | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Is your office sort of blah Are your coworkers disengaged Fear not we've got some quick productivityboosting fixes so fun that you'll forget you ever...
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Employees just want to have fun . . .   "According to Kenexa, turnover among managers who feel pride in their company is 21% lower than among those who don't. Adds the Kenyan-born, Canadian-educated CEO Rudy Karsan: "When you're in a job that you enjoy and you're good at, you're not just a better worker. You're a better spouse, a better parent, a better citizen."

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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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The Economic Cost of Hangovers

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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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