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3 Dangers Of Using Personality Tests To Screen Workers

3 Dangers Of Using Personality Tests To Screen Workers | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it
It may screen out great candidates.
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I agree with this article that with most jobs personality tests are worthless because someone may be the perfect candidate to do the job but be screened out simply because his personality test wasn't what the employer was expecting. People may also lie when answering these questions just to get the jobs, and in that case that test wouldn't be reliable because the person may have lied through the whole thing. 

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Facebook Eases Privacy Rules for Teenagers

Facebook Eases Privacy Rules for Teenagers | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it
Teenagers will now be able to post items that can be seen by the public, making it easier for the social network to turn a post into an ad that can be shown widely.
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I think FB easing the privacy rules for teenagers can be a a good and bad thing, but with all the cyberbullying I think it is better for teens accounts to be public and for other people (not just their friends) to see what these teens are posting and what goes on in their lives. Including signs of possible suicide as in the Florida case of Rebecca Sedwick or things that a teenager may post that may cause awareness to someone. However it can be a bad thing because marketers and advertisers can now view the accouts of teens and get their private information to be able to target them for infinite ads, and even sell their information to others. 

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What Makes Teams Smarter? More Women, says Harvard Business Review

What Makes Teams Smarter?  More Women, says Harvard Business Review | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it
For how many years have we been hearing that men are better suited for powerful, high-pressure, high-stakes leadership positions because women are "too emotional"?
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I think its interesting how after studies men still and will always believe that women will never be up to their standard simply because "women are too emotional" However in this article it talks about how professors have researched that groups are more effective when a women is added because women are better listeners than men. And men tend to dominate the group, and usually don't listen to anybody else's thoughts but theirs. 

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5 Virtual Communications Tips for Small Business Owners

5 Virtual Communications Tips for Small Business Owners | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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I think it's interesting the way small business owners and large business owners differentiate at handling the same things. One thing may be more of importance to a small owner than an owner with a larger company. It could also be the lack of experience that small companies may have opposed to a larger company who deals with larger amounts of things on a day to day basis. 

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harish magan's comment, September 4, 2013 2:00 AM
Thanks tom & 360Logica's for appreciating it for small business owners
taniaATenthuse.me's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:36 AM

Communicating with your customers can be a daunting and time consuming task. But it forms the basis of building a strong and healthy relationship with them. The article gives some useful tips on how to approach and successfully develop your communication habits. 

BSN's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:22 PM

5 Virtual Communications Tips for Small Business Owners

 

#smallbiz #communications http://goo.gl/tCP5xW

 

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Top 10 Qualities That Make A Great Leader

Top 10 Qualities That Make A Great Leader | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it
Having a great idea, and assembling a team to bring that concept to life is the first step in creating a successful business venture.
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Mary Ramos's comment, September 3, 2013 5:27 PM
I think these qualities come up over and over again as to who people look up to as a leader. Just like in class we went over the same qualities and traits that we look for in leaders.
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MIT: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2013 you should know about

MIT: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2013 you should know about | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it

MIT's definition of a breakthrough is simple: an advance that gives people powerful new ways to use technology. It could be an intuitive design that provides a useful interface (e.g., “Smart Watches”) or experimental devices that could allow people who have suffered brain damage to once again form memories (“Memory Implants”). Some could be key to sustainable economic growth (“Additive Manufacturing” and “Supergrids”), while others could change how we communicate (“Temporary Social Media”) or think about the unborn (“Prenatal DNA Sequencing”). Some are brilliant feats of engineering (“Baxter”), whereas others stem from attempts to rethink longstanding problems in their fields (“Deep Learning” and “Ultra-Efficient Solar Power”). As a whole, this annual list not only tells you which technologies you need to know about, but also celebrates the creativity that produced them.

 


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New advances that give us users new ways to give technology is a great way to begin to use technology for things that were once hopeless. Technology continues to be the key for economic growth. 

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Jean HAGUET's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:56 AM

Very eclectic and enlightening!

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:28 AM

technology - the great equalizer 

wallemac's comment, August 30, 2013 5:08 PM
great to see two solar verticles included in the top 10 - PV Solar and Supergrids
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How to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace

How to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it
Employees make decisions at all levels of a company, whether at the top, on the front line or anywhere in between. Every employee in an organization is exposed to the risk of facing an ethical ...
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This article gives a good overview of what steps to take if we are ever involved in an ethical dilemma. Since we are business students it is important to have strong decision-making skills when it comes to determining what is ethical; and what is in best interest of the company as a whole. These steps will come in handy once we encounter a dilemma that could be problematic. 

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The Rise Of Cyberbullying: The Case Of Rebecca Sedwick

The Rise Of Cyberbullying: The Case Of Rebecca Sedwick | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it
Update 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15: Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of
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Do issues like these put pressure on social media websites and apps to regulate their policies? Or are these apps (FB) not affected by these issues?

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DreamWorks Animation Cultivates a Culture of Creativity

DreamWorks Animation Cultivates a Culture of Creativity | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it
How DreamWorks Animation created a work world that captures the imagination of its employees through perks designed to reduce stress.
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Dreamworks Animation is a 13-acre campus designed with stone walkways, Mediterranean inspired buildings, fountains, manmade waterfall, and a stream that empties into a lagoon. The enviorment is designed to cultivate creativity. The strategy they use mainly talks about how they encourage risk, and if those risks fail nobody points fingers. Instead they recap what went wrong and learn from their mistakes. The main perks this company offers are yoga and kickboxing classes mainly designed to reduce stress, as well as one full sized kitchen on every floor stocked with infinite snacks, and monday night movie screenings. In the courtyard they also have cabanas and picnic tables, they also offer free breakfast, lunch, and even dinner for those who work late. Dreamworks animation does a great job in cultivating a culture of creativity besides google of course. 

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Apple's sliding mobile market share - new iPhone and iPad are crucial

Apple's sliding mobile market share - new iPhone and iPad are crucial | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it
The skyrocketing growth for both devices has begun to stall, and Apple needs to find new ways to stay on top.
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How teachers and students are adjusting to the digital classroom - The Globe and Mail

How teachers and students are adjusting to the digital classroom - The Globe and Mail | Management 307.02 | Scoop.it

"The kindergarten student, a shy, Mandarin-speaking five-year-old immigrant in the tiny community of Sangudo, Alta., had barely spoken a word during the first three months of class. So her teacher was surprised one day last year when the girl struck up a conversation. The subject of their animated discussion? An image on the screen of an iPad."


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It's quite amazing how technology can do things like this, especially on kids like this one who was intimidated in an American classroom not only because of being an immigrant but because she couldn't understand or communicate. However technology allowed her to be involved by this animated discussion on an iPad. 

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Andrea Mozqueda's curator insight, August 29, 2013 7:34 PM

This was a surpise! In the beginning of my college experience, I use to think that professors were intimitated by technology because the "older generation" does not understand how helpful it is to the "younger generation".

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Becky Mowat's comment, August 30, 2013 9:59 AM
Tablets are wonderful to meet individual learning needs! How does one keep the students from browsing away from teacher-selected lesson resources? Just wondering if teachers can control divergent browsing with some kind of synchronizing software.