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To succeed managers have to treat employees as people not replaceable parts
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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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3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Yes, you can manage your time to live healthier and happier, do the things that you know are important. Here's how.
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Cashing In on Kindness

Cashing In on Kindness | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Research says you can be compassionate at work and boost the bottom line
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Traditional business thinking focuses on extracting the maximum from workers—and maximizing profits in the process. But the pressure we feel to perform well and get results makes our blood pressure rise and our stress levels skyrocket, even absent an overtly abusive boss or competitive colleagues.

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The 17 Worst Things To Say On Your Resume

The 17 Worst Things To Say On Your Resume | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A new survey found the resume phrases that make hiring managers cringe, as well as the ones that make job-seekers stand out.
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The Changing Nature Of Work [Slideshare] | B2B Marketing Insider

The Changing Nature Of Work [Slideshare] | B2B Marketing Insider | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
In my current role, I am responsible for content marketing and content development at SAP on the topic of the Future of Business. One of the areas that I a
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one company’s employees are other company’s customers - New Media and Marketing

one company’s employees are other company’s customers - New Media and Marketing | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The U.S. recovery from the Great Recession is still one of the worst recoveries in history.
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What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview

What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today's job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time. You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn't. I think this c...
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The Secret to Keeping Employees Happy (Infographic)

The Secret to Keeping Employees Happy (Infographic) | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
A look at what keeps employees around for the long haul.
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10 Shocking Statistics About Employee Engagement [infographic]

10 Shocking Statistics About Employee Engagement [infographic] | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
So often we can feel like we are drowning in a sea of monotony. Find a cause that makes you want to wake up every morning and change the world.
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An example of how not to treat employees - Rich's Management Blog

An example of how not to treat employees - Rich's Management Blog | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Liberty Mutual, the insurance company,  saw profits more than double in 2012, to $829 million, despite large losses from Hurricane Sandy.
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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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10 Ways To Lose Your Best Employees

10 Ways To Lose Your Best Employees | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Want to hold tight to your talent? Don't do these things!
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Are You an Overwhelmed Employee? New Research Says Yes.

Are You an Overwhelmed Employee? New Research Says Yes. | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
We just completed one of the largest-ever studies of corporate talent and HR needs around the world — the Deloitte 2014 Human Capital Trends Study. The results are startling: businesses around the
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85 percent of employees would leave their current job for a new one

85 percent of employees would leave their current job for a new one | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Only 15 percent of workers are completely satisfied with their current roles. The rest would fly the coop if something better came along. Here's how to make sure your employees stick around.
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If President Obama Can Get Home for Dinner, Why Can't You?

If President Obama Can Get Home for Dinner, Why Can't You? | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Jodi Kantor, author of "The Obamas," shares how the first family manages the stress of the presidency.
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How To Answer The 7 Most Common Interview Questions

How To Answer The 7 Most Common Interview Questions | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
Not having smart, rehearsed answers for these seven questions is a huge no-no.
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Answering Work Emails On Your Phone At Night Makes You Bad At Work The Next Day

Answering Work Emails On Your Phone At Night Makes You Bad At Work The Next Day | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
An always on work style may make you less responsible than you thought.
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10 Reasons to Stop Working So Hard | TIME.com

10 Reasons to Stop Working So Hard | TIME.com | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
It's time to add up all the ways in which working ridiculous hours hurts you and the people around you--and put a stop to the madness.
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Never Swim Too Deep in Work You Don’t Enjoy

Never Swim Too Deep in Work You Don’t Enjoy | Managing people not cogs in a machine | Scoop.it
The chief executive of Choose Energy, an energy marketplace, says it is a mistake to become good at something you don’t love to do.
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