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Mediocre Me - How Saying No to the Status Quo Will Propel You from Ordinary to Extraordinary! (A Book by John Michel - Copyright 2013)
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The Evolution Of Work

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So use the approaches behaviorists have proven to work.
Morten T.

Via The Learning Factor, Kevin Watson
John Michel's insight:

The smart leaders understand the concept of following from the front, that is, removing obstacles from the paths of employees to help them become successful.  Scaring your employees into doing what you want is a failed approach to leadership yet unfortunately this is how many of our companies were created; it’s time to evolve this way of leading.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 14, 2013 1:07 PM

Adaptation!  It's important to prepare for the future.  Also see a related piece that relates to the technology impacts:  

AnnC's curator insight, September 14, 2013 6:42 PM

It is about time for structures to open up.  We have known that open systems work better in science for a long time.  

Miguel Cañas's curator insight, September 16, 2013 2:21 PM

Great Infographic about the evolution of work

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The No. 1 Way to Kill Productivity

The No. 1 Way to Kill Productivity | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

It's safe to say most people are addicted to meetings. It doesn't quite make sense, especially from a boss's perspective. Meetings are expensive. The hours your employees spend in meetings are hours when they're not working.

 


Via Barb Jemmott, donhornsby
John Michel's insight:

The Centre for Economics and Business Research reported that office workers spend an average of four hours per week in meetings. These same workers reported feeling like half of that time is wasted. Additionally, aSalary.com survey reported 47 percent of workers say meetings are the No. 1 time-waster at the office.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:05 AM

A helpful look at meetings - and how to make them more productive.

 

(From the article): The Centre for Economics and Business Research reported that office workers spend an average of four hours per week in meetings. These same workers reported feeling like half of that time is wasted. Additionally, a Salary.com survey reported 47 percent of workers say meetings are the No. 1 time-waster at the office.

 

Obviously, not all meetings are unnecessary and unproductive. I spoke with project management and productivity expert Tony Wong to find out how to transform meetings and increase productivity. Here are his tips:

David Hain's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:49 AM

Meetings, bloody meetings!

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Want To Collaborate Better? Work In A Circle

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Your environment greatly influences your working disposition. Gather 'round to hear how.

Via Create Wise Leader, Luciana Viter, David Hain
John Michel's insight:

Recent research from two Canadian business schools suggests: If people are sitting in a circle, they're more apt to cooperate, while if they're arranged into rows, they'll become more independent and cutthroat--more of a free-Lancelot, if you would.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:37 PM

This makes sense. This way there are no sides.