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8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Many are good. Some are superior. And a few--just a few--are exceptional. Here's how to tell the difference.
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Anita's curator insight, July 27, 6:54 PM
Interesting attributes that could make you stand out positively - and acknowledge in others.
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6 Apps That'll Make Work-Life Balance a Reality ( & Not Just a Fantasy)

6 Apps That'll Make Work-Life Balance a Reality ( & Not Just a Fantasy) | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
These six apps for iOS and Android will help you find work-life balance—which is essential if you want to stay happy, healthy, and sane at work.

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What Sending After-Hours Emails Does To Your Productivity

What Sending After-Hours Emails Does To Your Productivity | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

It’s 9 p.m. and you suddenly remember that you wanted to ask your employee about an upcoming project. Before you fire off an email, ask yourself, "Is this urgent?" If you’re sending the email simply because you don’t want to forget, your employee may not know your response expectations, and this can cause stress that negatively impacts your staff’s productivity and performance.

 

In a new report called "Exhausted But Unable to Disconnect," professors from Lehigh University, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State University found that an "always on" culture may prevent employees from fully disengaging from work, causing stress.

 

"It’s easy to depersonalize people when you’re using email, because you don’t see the effect you’re having," says coauthor William Becker, associate professor of management at Virginia Tech. "When boundaries are blurred, it can create all kinds of problems. A lot of companies see the good parts of using email, and don’t think beyond that."

 

 

In the study, participants reported spending an average of eight hours a week doing company-related emails after hours. The greater the amount of time spent on after-hours work, the less successful the employees were at detaching from work. This translated into poorer work-family balance, and even contributed to emotional exhaustion, which Becker says has been shown by prior research to negatively affect job performance.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 21, 6:37 PM

Even if you aren't working nights and weekends, the expectation of constant availability can cause you to burn out.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, July 24, 7:02 PM
Well put article, just because a boss knows a 10pm email means follow up on this task tomorrow, doesn't mean the employee does!
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All Innovation is Really #Service #Innovation

All Innovation is Really #Service #Innovation | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
According to government statistics 70-85% of the GDP of Western nations, and 63% of the world GDP is service. Traditional goods firms are emphasizing service in their offerings. So it is positively weird that intro marketing texts put a single chapter on service marketing. It also seems odd to me that most research articles on product innovation focus on new product…
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Forrester 3 E's of Customer Experience

Forrester 3 E's of Customer Experience | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Emotions play an important role to the overall customer experience. Have you ever created an empathy map?


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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, July 24, 5:44 PM

Forrester's 3 E's:

 

1. Emotion

2. Effectiveness

3. Ease

 

How are you elevating the emotional connection between your brand and your customers?

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Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace

Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that's nothing compared to what's coming.

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janlgordon's comment, June 13, 2014 6:33 AM
Stephen Dale I've been following Dion Hinchcliffe for many years as well. You're fortunate to have met him in London. You bring up a very good point about monitoring our every move. As you say, there is a price we will pay one way or another for privacy and time will tell how this will all shake out in the end. I'd love to connect with you again, it's been a while. As you can see I launched Curatti and we've been very well received. Hope things are going well with you, let's catch up soon.
Stephen Dale's comment, June 13, 2014 9:16 AM
Sound good Jan. I have been following Curatti since you launched - it's one of my top sources for news/content. Think we should arrange a Skype call sometime - unless you plan to visit London, in which case lunch is on me!
Mark Palmer's curator insight, June 17, 2014 10:05 PM

I am looking forward to when technology solutions become a ubiquitous part of our lives in a positive way. A way that makes us all more productive and hopefully working less and living better lives :-)

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How to Design an Information Visualization

Designing information visualizations offers you endless possibilities when it comes to end products and it would be impossible to provide step-by-step instructions for all these possibilities. However, it is fair to say that while the end products may vary dramatically – the process by which we reach the best possible end product is consistently the same.Author/Copyright holder: Kitware Inc. Copyright terms and licence: CC BY-ND 2.0 As you can see, information visualization can lead t
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Your Startup’s Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides — Marketing and Entrepreneurship — Medium

Your Startup's Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides - Marketing and Entrepreneurship - Medium
Guy Kawasaki shares the layout for a perfect pitch.
Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business — well, besides the prospect of losing your shirt.


I get it. The last thing you want to do when you’re sleep-deprived and edgy and suffering startup angst is pitch it over… and over… and over again. It’s actually a pretty helpless feeling, asking strangers to decide on the fate of your new venture. If it’s your first or second venture, there can be a real learning curve, too. It takes time and feedback to get it right.
Presentation guru Guy Kawasaki has put together an infographic that can help make your pitch both more effective and less painful....


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Larry Kim shares a useful slide presentation template for startups from Guy Kawasaki.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 21, 11:02 AM

When Guy #Kawasaki teaches everyone listens, he is a success story.

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Three Secrets Of The Most Well-Liked Speakers

Three Secrets Of The Most Well-Liked Speakers | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Likability isn't some innate quality that you have or you don't. It comes down to what you do when you get up to speak.
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12 Principles of Modern Learning

12 Principles of Modern Learning | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Infographic.


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 25, 1:35 PM
A very interesting infographic about engaging students in modern learning. What do you think?
Skylly_W's comment, June 27, 9:14 PM
Thank you very much
Evoluo's curator insight, June 28, 9:18 AM

Modern learning : vous voyez d'autres principes ? D'autres pratiques ?

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How computers are learning to be creative

How computers are learning to be creative | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
We're on the edge of a new frontier in art and creativity -- and it's not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep neural networks for machine perception and distributed learning. In this captivating demo, he shows how neural nets trained to recognize images can be run in reverse, to generate them. The results: spectacular, hallucinatory collages (and poems!) that defy categorization. "Perception and creativity are very intimately connected," Agüera y Arcas says. "Any creature, any being that is able to do perceptual acts is also able to create."
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Pisa tests to include 'global skills' and cultural awareness

Pisa tests to include 'global skills' and cultural awareness | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

"Pisa tests, an international standard for comparing education systems around the world, could include a new measurement of global skills in the next round of tests in 2018. The OECD, which runs the tests in maths, reading and science, is considering adding another test which would look at how well pupils can navigate an increasingly diverse world, with an awareness of different cultures and beliefs. The OECD's education director Andreas Schleicher explains why there is such a need for new rankings to show young people's competence in a world where globalisation is a powerful economic, political and cultural force.

Education leaders around the world are increasingly talking about the need to teach 'global competences' as a way of addressing the challenges of globalisation."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 26, 7:18 PM

They define global competence as: "the capacity to analyse global and intercultural issues critically and from multiple perspectives, to understand how differences affect perceptions, judgements, and ideas of self and others, and to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with others from different backgrounds on the basis of a shared respect for human dignity".

 

So I guess geography does matter then.  Who knew? 

 

Tagsgeography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.

Dafnord 's curator insight, June 2, 1:23 AM
Kansainvälistyminen nousee uudeksi mitattavaksi asiaksi PISA-tutkimuksissa 2018. Miten mahtaa suomalaisten peruskoulujen käydä? Pystyvätkö ne globaalitaidoissa ja kulttuurienvälisessa osaamisessa yltämään samalle tasolle kuin kansainvälistymisessä pitkälle edistyneet Britannia, Hollanti, Belgia tai Tanska. Oma kokemukseni jo 10 vuotta jatkuneesta Intia-yhteistyöstä (http://www.eumind.net) ei ennakoi Suomen kouluille huipputuloksia. Mutta toivotaan parasta.
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Engineering Concepts for Innovative Solutions | Guru Madhavan

Engineering concepts for innovative solutions with Guru Madhavan. How can engineering concepts help us make better decisions and create innovative solution
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Why We All Need Design Thinking

Why We All Need Design Thinking | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Rather than being a creative activity, problem-solving sessions for many businesses are nothing more than an exercise in analytics.


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By meeting customer needs through creative problem solving, technological possibilities, and consumer-based strategies, it's possible for any company in any industry to excel.

 

Here are key reasons you need to consider Design Thinking:

 

Design Thinkers Are Problem Solvers

Design Thinking Leads To Innovation

Leaders Should Be Design Thinkers

Cross-Functional Training Leads To Design Maturity

 

Are you ready to embrace Design Thinking to stay competitive in today's fast-moving business and consumer driven climate?

 

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#DesignThinking: here creativity takes over problem solving, leads to innovation which could benefit customer in the long run.
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Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 12:54 PM
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 22, 10:45 AM

Who knew...and folks tell me to turn it down :-)

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 5:12 AM

Classical or instrumental music enhances mental performance more than music with lyrics. Music can make rote or routine tasks (think folding laundry or filing papers) less boring and more enjoyable. Runners who listen to music go faster. But when you need to give learning and remembering your full attention, silence is golden

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Annotated Bibliography Part 1: Complete Guide to Writing the Annotated Bibliography

In Part 1, we explore the meaning of the words "annotated" and "bibliography," paying special attention to the purposes of an annotated bib and its 3 mai
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How to make a grilled cheese sandwich

How to make a grilled cheese sandwich | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
What do a grilled cheese sandwich and information design have in common?  Both are activities that involve the practice of organising information (or ingredients!), simplifying complexity and, also very important, having fun! "How to make a grilled cheese sandwich" is a simple exercise to introduce (design and non-design) students to information design key principles that…
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Defining Critical Thinking

Defining Critical Thinking | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of life. Excellence in thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 1:24 AM

A really useful resource for those (which should be every teacher) interested in promoting critical thinking.

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Read between the lines -- Science360 Extra | NSF - National Science Foundation

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading. This marks the first time researchers have been able to study the brain while reading actual texts, instead of individual words.
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How to Use Short Videos for Brand Marketing — Medium

How to Use Short Videos for Brand Marketing — Medium | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Without ever getting into YouTube, you can do short videos on several social media sites. On Vine, they last six seconds, Instagram they…
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7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning

7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Facebook Groups In eLearning? Read this article to discover 7 Tips To Use Facebook Groups In eLearning.

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Like Twitter, Facebook can be used for eLearning groups. This article states 7 tips that could be used in groups on Facebook. A few examples are: having smaller groups, setting rules, and appointing admins to the groups.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 27, 5:46 PM

I have already used it in small groups with a big success. I really do recomend it as a new tool for student's engagement

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Social Media and the Workplace

Social Media and the Workplace | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Workers turn to social media for a range of reasons while at work, with taking a mental break and connecting with friends and family being among the most

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3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

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The three knowledge domains for the 21st Century teaching and learning environments. Update to K-W-L...
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I found this graphic to be interesting and thought provoking, so I am sharing it so we can all consider the best practices for 21st Century learning. Let me know what you think!
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What Are Your Employees Thinking? A Look Inside The Modern Workplace - Forbes

What Are Your Employees Thinking? A Look Inside The Modern Workplace - Forbes | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

The state of the modern workplace is evolving, perhaps more quickly than ever. Increases in diversity, the flexibility and scalability that technology provides, the nature of benefits and work environment that employees are willing to demand—all contribute to an ever-changing dynamic that’s exciting for workers and, to a certain extent, a challenge for employers.

 

To get a sense of the state of the modern workplace – and a hint at where it may be heading – international professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), conducted focus groups in New York City and online surveys this past May, with 1,385 workers of all types. PwC also surveyed 200 C-Level executives of small to large companies to get an employers’ perspective.

 

The study yielded some interesting results, showing how employees in the modern workplace are feeling, what motivates them, what they feel is important and how they see their futures. Justin Sturrock, People & Organization leader at PwC, admitted that his organization’s survey merely grazes the surface of complex issues facing employers and companies today and in the near future.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 22, 11:33 PM

 The state of the modern workplace is evolving, perhaps more quickly than ever.

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More flexibility is the key.  But, how much can you flex before things break?

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Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits -- sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think.
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