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To succeed managers have to treat employees as people not replaceable parts
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Robert Reich on Redefining Full-Time Work, Obamacare, and Employer Benefits

Robert Reich on Redefining Full-Time Work, Obamacare, and Employer Benefits | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
What the debate in Congress says about the American labor market.
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How Your Employer Knows That You Will Take A New Job (Maybe Even Before You Do)

How Your Employer Knows That You Will Take A New Job (Maybe Even Before You Do) | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Thanks to clever analytics, workplaces are getting a bit more Minority Report.
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What Marissa Mayer Got Wrong (and Right) About Stack Ranking Employees - HBR

What Marissa Mayer Got Wrong (and Right) About Stack Ranking Employees - HBR | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A company isn’t a college.
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5 Ways To Get Your Life Back When Work Is Crazy Busy

5 Ways To Get Your Life Back When Work Is Crazy Busy | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Make this plan for balance before things get insane at work, and you'll be prepared to face the tough times.
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The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work, and What They Do Instead

The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work, and What They Do Instead | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Young men work less. Older men work more. Here’s what happens at every age.
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At Facebook, Boss Is a Dirty Word

At Facebook, Boss Is a Dirty Word | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Facebook has embraced young workers and crafted management techniques around these millennials. Employees are given unusual freedom to choose, and change, assignments and performance reviews are focused on strengths.
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What Makes an Effective Executive - HBR

What Makes an Effective Executive - HBR | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Great managers may be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. But every effective executive follows eight simple practices.
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What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Find something to respect.
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There are a lot of bad managers out there,” says Annie McKee, founder of the Teleos Leadership Institute and coauthor of Primal Leadership. So it’s not unusual to feel smarter or more qualified than your boss. Still, being in good company doesn’t make the situation any more tenable. Toiling under someone who you feel is incompetent can be demoralizing. But not all hope is lost. Even less-than-great bosses have something to teach, says Linda Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and coauthor of Collective Genius and Being the Boss: “There are very few people in this world that I don’t think I can learn from.” So try not to discount your boss completely. Here’s how to make the most of the often frustrating situation.

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Work-life balance is dead

Work-life balance is dead | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Ron Friedman says if companies want to raise productivity and loyalty, they should give workers flex time.
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Is a radical 'no email' policy moral failing?

Is a radical 'no email' policy moral failing? | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
David Wheeler says a German proposal to ban work emails after business hours helps protect work-life balance
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The Small Personal Risks That Actually Change Behavior

The Small Personal Risks That Actually Change Behavior | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Showing courage is one of your most important jobs as a leader.
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Are You Happy at Work? Bosses Push Weekly Polls

Are You Happy at Work? Bosses Push Weekly Polls | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Employers are using short, frequent workplace polls to get data about how employees feel about work and catch problems before they fester.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Find, Recruit, Hire and Keep the Best Employees | Background Checks.org

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Find, Recruit, Hire and Keep the Best Employees | Background Checks.org | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
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Corporate Empathy Is Not an Oxymoron - HBR

Corporate Empathy Is Not an Oxymoron - HBR | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
How well-known companies stack up – and how they can improve.
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How Your Miserable Open Office Might Change This Year

How Your Miserable Open Office Might Change This Year | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
2015 is the year of fine-tuning the open office design.
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Things to Stop Doing in 2015 - HBR

Things to Stop Doing in 2015 - HBR | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Don’t let bad practices hold you back.
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What Your Employees Really Want For The Holidays

What Your Employees Really Want For The Holidays | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Skip the gift cards. What your employees really want from you is to stress less.
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What Millennials Really Think About Work

What Millennials Really Think About Work | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A new study indicates that Generation Selfie is actually not obsessed with texting, and quality time with colleagues and bosses matters.
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The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind

The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The share of men aged 25 to 54 who are not working has more than tripled since the late 1960s, with many having decided that low-wage jobs will not improve their lives.
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25 Best Steve Jobs Quotes

25 Best Steve Jobs Quotes | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs is known as a tech visionary because of his beliefs on matters such as technology, life, innovation, business, creativity, success, and failure. - Dan Dzombak - Tech and Telecom
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6 Questions You Should Ask About A Company's Culture Before You Accept The Job

6 Questions You Should Ask About A Company's Culture Before You Accept The Job | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Want to know what really goes on within a company, before you take a position? Ask these questions in the interview.
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