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When information is visualised it can take many forms from diagrams, maps, and information graphics to PPT presentations and wayfinding systems, to name a few. Any of those visualisations can suppo...
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We've fostered generations of managers with robust analytical skills and poor social skills, and we don’t seem to think that matters.
Great article, but so dis-appointing that there are people like me who have been working in this area and saying this for as long as my career. Just shows how pervasive hierarhical, rational, logical, thinking is in our socity. On the other hand, exciting and dare I say it "delicious" as there is so much work out there. So, if you are ready to open up to a whole new world, contact me!
For a long time, we believed that people were rational, logical agents, driven by self-interest, greed, and desire. In recent years, we have begun to realize that people have another driver that is of equal, if not greater, importance: the drive to be social.
The studies tell the story:
a) Giving to charity activates the brain's reward system more than winning money.
b) Painkillers like Tylenol relieve social pain the same way they relieve physical pain.
c) Being socially rejected can lower your I.Q. score by 20% and cut your GRE score nearly in half.
d) Seeing a friend regularly has the same effect on our well-being as making an extra $100,000.
e) Volunteering to help others regularly produces the same increase in well-being as making an extra $50,000.
f) When an employee meets a person who benefits from their work, that employee can double their productivity.
g) People will pay $30,000 to be recognized as a high-status employee.
h) And, finally, being socially connected is literally as good for your health as quitting smoking.
Social activity matters more than we have realized. Yet institutions and organizations, from political systems to hospitals, schools and corporations, have been built based on a different set of beliefs:
a) that people are motivated by money,
b) that physical -- not social -- health is most important
c) and that social needs are "nice to have."
A boss who knows what his staff members really care about will be able to develop a better team environment.
We are deeply social beings, with social needs mattering more than physical needs in many situations. Maslow may have been wrong: Social may not be up the pyramid, it may be down at the base with physical needs. Until this insight makes its way into how we design our institutions, we may continue to see less than 30% of people in our organizations actively engaged in their work.
Some of our long-held beliefs about human motivation may be wrong....
Did you know you can broadcast your slides over the web, or use your mouse as a laser pointer? Here are 24 handy tips for using PowerPoint.
I've used PowerPoint for years and found out some useful stuff from this, so you might too!
Many interesting tips!
always great to know more of what you use daily in the classroom
Authoritative introduction to Emotion and Website Design...
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New eBook: Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation, by Heide A. McKee and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, eds.
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Good coach, listens, doesn't micromanage, help in the carrier of his people and some other good qualities... everybody knows them, right? Or?
key finidings on managemenmt fueled by data from Google. worth reading
A business is people and if you care about people you will yield extroadinary results.
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VideoGuggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain (Credit: AFP) The following guest post is by David Sturt, Executive Vice President at O.C.