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Have you noticed that some people just seem to accomplish tons and still appear happy and relaxed? Here are six tips for becoming more productive.
Some useful ideas for getting really productive.
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Seventy-six percent of employees don't want their boss's job. So what's their career path?
Employers need to 'talk and listen to staff' to ensure sustainable business success, according to in-depth research published today.
Max Planck supported the idea that: "New scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." But is it so?
Creativity is one of the most highly necessary characteristics of a talented workforce. But the way that new ideas get accepted can be far from common sense.
In this process of becoming, the contribution, experience and teachings of the "old school" should not be overlooked.
"Great organizations aren't devoid of conflict; they embrace it."
According to a recent study, the wave of poverty spreads. Poverty is now more common in working households than in those where no-one is in employment.
While social media is perfect for customer service and marketing, there’s a growing need for a company’s Human Resource (HR) team to be involved too.
It is widely believed that charisma is a cornerstone for successful leadership. However, it has a serious dark side which is often overlooked.
"The use of mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones combined with wireless accessibility and social media tools stand out increasingly as a game changer to more personalized learning."
Income inequality harms economies. But who determines wages after all? The markets? Or social customs, laws and power?
Just after the victory of Barack Obama in the US, the article discusses the principles and strategies a leader can't do without.
Managing the performance of employees in an effective manner, is a difficult task for business owners and managers at the best of times, but in difficult times, getting it right assumes a greater level of importance.
This excellent article and included slide show, extols the virtue of a business paying more attention to non-financial metrics, and it outlines 11 sins to avoid committing when structuring your performance management system.
Mixing social media and job duties can be a win-win—or not. How professionals who cultivate their own online identity may pose a challenge for their companies, bosses and co-workers.
Christmas party hangovers will cost UK businesses £740 million in lost productivity this year, according to a new survey.
Here is an interesting article discussing the impact of christmas party hangovers on employee productivity. Well...something to think about.
The hunt for meaningful work is not unlike the hunt for love.
Employers often see a red flag when an overeducated job seeker applies for a position. While applicants may see that as an advantage, hiring managers see them as people who won't stay at the company long before finding a better opportunity.
If you're overqualified, how can you combat this stereotype and land the job?
Business consultant C.K. Prahalad, who died on April 16, made companies start thinking about the developing world as a laboratory for innovation.
Mark Twain once noted that “to get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement.”
I find it hard to believe the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn considered writing a struggle (though he must have--he also said, "Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.") Today, with so many publishing platforms, many people fancy themselves writers. But I know how difficult it is, even for those responsible for writing, tweeting, and speaking on behalf of companies, to find the right words and the right place for them. Good writing is, indeed, all too rare.
Cranking out masterful writing that is crisp, stirring, and grammatically spot-on is hard--really hard. Still, as a communicator, I want to see writing that inspires me. However, the reality is different. Major news organizations have sent copyeditors packing to save money and to enable writers to publish quickly. People are encouraged to package thoughts in 140 characters or less and express themselves--OMG--in cutesy shorthand. Even Twain--who championed the use of simple language, short words, and brief sentences--would be appalled.
Twain died more than 100 years ago, but he is on my mind because I recently joined the board of the Mark Twain House and Museum. This organization has preserved and opened the doors of Mark Twain’s home in Hartford, Conn., and is also focused on helping students of all ages appreciate the qualities of great prose and storytelling.
This is especially important in business today. There are many vehicles, outlets, and opportunities for great brand storytelling. To make the best use of them, companies need writers who understand narrative, style, and voice. And to do that, they need to support the good writers they employ and foster the development of good writing skills among others.
This interesting article discusses the "what not to do at work", the behaviours that should be avoided.
"Feeling connected emotionally is intrinsically rewarding to the brain".
The International Herald Tribune’s chief business reporter, Liz Alderman, profiles a Greek port where Chinese management is struggling to recast labor relations.
From an unfashionable corner of economically disheveled Spain, Zara has conquered the “fast fashion” market by learning a new way to understand shoppers all over the world.
Nancy Koehn, HBS historian and editor of "The Story of American Business" talks about Shackleton`s lessons for leaders in harsh climates.
According to a panel of employment experts at the CIPD's annual conference, innovation and creativity 'not natural HR competencies'
are needed for the so called HR rebranding.
In a recent CIPD survey on leadership and talent development in organisations, 85 % of respondents felt that line managers and supervisors lacked the skills necessary to meet their current business challenges.