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Talent tensions ahead: A CEO briefing - McKinsey Quarterly - Economic Studies - Productivity & Performance

Talent tensions ahead: A CEO briefing - McKinsey Quarterly - Economic Studies - Productivity & Performance | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Looming imbalances in global labor pools could make it harder for some companies to find enough skilled workers and for some less-skilled workers to find jobs. A McKinsey Quarterly Economic Studies article.
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9 Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing Today - Rich's Management Blog

9 Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing Today - Rich's Management Blog | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs and productivity experts recommend the idea highly as a huge productivity booster that will help you free up time and headspace for all the things that really matter.  Sounds great. But what should go on it? Best-selling author Tim Ferriss has some ideas. In a recent short …
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Job burnout: How to spot it and take action - Mayo Clinic

Job burnout is a special type of job stress — a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work. If you think you might be experiencing job burnout, take a closer look at the phenomenon. What you learn may help you face the problem and take action before job burnout affects your health.

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Infographic: 67 percent of meetings are failures | Articles | Main

This infographic says it's because meetings are poorly planned, attendees multitask and remote attendees miss vital information. Do you agree?
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Why are meetings so unproductive? The graphic lists three reasons:


1. People multitask. More than 90 percent (92 percent) of people admit to multitasking in meetings.

2. Remote attendees aren't engaged. Eighty percent of the messages we receive from others come from body language, which you miss when you phone into a meeting.

3. Those who schedule meetings don't plan well. Meeting planners should send necessary materials to participants in advance, and ensure meetings begin and end on time.

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Your Work-Life Balance Should Be Your Company’s Problem

Your Work-Life Balance Should Be Your Company’s Problem | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Why system-wide approaches work better than individual solutions.
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Jobs Return to Peak, but Quality Lags

Jobs Return to Peak, but Quality Lags | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The U.S. finally clawed back all the jobs lost since the recession hit in late 2007, a watershed in a grindingly slow recovery that finds a labor market still in many ways weaker now than before the downturn.
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Why Taking A Vacation Can Make You Better At Your Job

Why Taking A Vacation Can Make You Better At Your Job | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
We say we want more time off, but most of us don't use all of our vacation time. Life won't fall apart if you take two weeks off -- in fact your work...
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47% of Unemployed Have Given Up Looking for a Job

47% of Unemployed Have Given Up Looking for a Job | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Not all Americans are enjoying the slow economic rebound. A poll found that about half of unemployed workers say they have given up looking for a job.
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CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
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5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans

5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Americans think it's normal to hate their jobs. Let us introduce you to the Danish concept of arbejdsglde. It means happiness at work. Here's how...
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France Just Made It Illegal To Answer Work Emails After 6 P.M.

France Just Made It Illegal To Answer Work Emails After 6 P.M. | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
C'est la vie.
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Why Fostering a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace Matters -- K@W

Why Fostering a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace Matters -- K@W | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Wharton’s Sigal Barsade says demonstrating “companionate love” in the workplace is vital to employee morale, teamwork and customer satisfaction.
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Units with higher levels of companionate love had lower levels of absenteeism and employee burnout

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25% of firms give bonuses for incompetence

25% of firms give bonuses for incompetence | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Most people think of workplace bonuses as reward for top performers. But many recipients don’t meet that standard, according to a new study.
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Nearly 25% of North American managers will give some financial reward to their lowest performers — those who “fail to meet performance expectations” — the study by Towers Watson Talent Management and Rewards Pulse Survey found. What’s more, 18% fail to set differences in target payouts based on an employee’s performance.

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Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity

Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
In part one of our two-part series, Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer makes a case for giving all workers a little alone time--behind an office...
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You're Not Alone: Most People Hate Open Offices

You're Not Alone: Most People Hate Open Offices | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
People in cubicles and open offices long for privacy and probably get less work done. That this is surprising at all speaks to the current trendiness...
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Recent Leadership Changes Suggest That Twitter Is Struggling to Find Its Footing

Recent Leadership Changes Suggest That Twitter Is Struggling to Find Its Footing | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The continuing turmoil in Twitter’s executive suite, a hallmark of the company’s eight-year existence, suggests that the company is struggling in the face of stiffening competition from Facebook.
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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 6 Drivers of Change
○ All of the 10 skil(...)
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Your Work-Life Balance Should Be Your Company’s Problem

Your Work-Life Balance Should Be Your Company’s Problem | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
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Deck is stacked against millennials

Deck is stacked against millennials | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Matthew Segal says America is serving its young people for lunch with unpaid internships, sky-high student debt and no jobs to pay it off
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Millennials are more likely to support government regulation of business than older generations. - Real Time Economics - WSJ

Millennials are more likely to support government regulation of business than older generations. - Real Time Economics - WSJ | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
People often change as they age, but if the values of the Millennial generation hold up over time, corporate America may be in for a shock.
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This boss forced his burned-out employees to stop checking email on vacation

This boss forced his burned-out employees to stop checking email on vacation | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
"I had to impose it because the methlike addiction of connection is so strong."
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What's going on inside the executive brain? It'll surprise you.

What's going on inside the executive brain? It'll surprise you. | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
New research shows that the best business minds make decisions very differently than we thought.
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Steve Jobs' 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

Steve Jobs' 13 Most Inspiring Quotes | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Some thought-provoking words from an innovative guy.
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$37 Billion Is Lost Every Year On These 9 Meeting Mistakes

A full 11 million meetings happen in America every day. Yet a third of them are productive. Here's a few reasons why.
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Studies from the University of Utah show that people have a terrible time of distinguishing experts on a given topic from the loudest person in the room.

As associate professor Bryan L. Bonner tells the Wall Street Journal, we rely on "messy proxies for expertise," like extroversion, gender, or race instead of actually listening to the content of what they're saying. Just because they're loud doesn't mean they're right. 



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/37-billion-is-lost-every-year-on-these-meeting-mistakes-2014-4#ixzz2yOwmg6Yp

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Where have all the workers gone? The labor force participation puzzle

Where have all the workers gone? The labor force participation puzzle | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The U.S. unemployment rate is down, but rising numbers of Americans have dropped out of the labor force entirely. The problem is more than just cyclical, writes Glenn Hubbard.
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Americans only take half of their paid vacation

Americans only take half of their paid vacation | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Americans are so busy looking over their shoulders at work, they only take half of their paid time off, writes Quentin Fottrell.
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Employees only use 51% of their eligible paid vacation time and paid time off, according to a survey of 2,300 workers who receive paid vacation. The survey was carried out by research firm Harris Interactive for the careers website Glassdoor. What’s more, 61% of Americans work while they’re on vacation, despite complaints from family members; one-in-four report being contacted by a colleague about a work-related matter while taking time off, while one-in-five have been contacted by their boss.

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