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Future of Work Report 2013

As part of the popular series of 'Future of' reports, the creative agency PSFK has released a 140 page document that covers the new ways we are working and the implications for business and for workers.


Via HR Trend Institute, David Hain
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Some useful insights here.  Are you going to make changes or stay the same? ... it s a risky business...

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Gary Bamford's curator insight, January 11, 2013 2:54 AM

Blimey - it will be a full time job keeping up with all this!

Gary Bamford's comment, January 11, 2013 2:55 AM
But which ones will survive?
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 3:32 PM

Predictions on the future of work. What are your thoughts about these ideas and the slideshare presentation?

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Cultural Strength: It Separates the Winners From the Losers

Cultural Strength: It Separates the Winners From the Losers | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When you know that your company will never be the low-cost producer nor will it ever have enough cash to outspend the big cat, there’s no choice but to find other ways to skin that cat. …
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Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list

Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

For busy entrepreneurs, here are the top four habits that need to go on your “stop doing” list if you want to see more productivity, innovation and success. When a company owner decides what he or she is going to stop doing, the results quickly become apparent. There’s more time and energy for the things that grow the business and inspire workers and leaders and less time spent on those things that are old, stagnant habits. Start with just one thing that you’re going to stop doing and work your way from there to create an even better business in the new year.


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David Hain's curator insight, December 21, 6:25 AM

Thinking about resolutions? 4 ideas to rejuvenate your leadership next year by shedding unhelpful habits.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 22, 1:53 AM

Now a days a welcome trend of talking about having a 'not-to-do or stop-doing list' is becoming quite popular.

Here are 4 really good things busy leaders and entrepreneurs can add to their stop-doing list!

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Want To Be Happier? Change Your Commute Or Change Your Attitude

Want To Be Happier? Change Your Commute Or Change Your Attitude | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

It’s a decision that almost everyone finds themselves faced with at some point – accept a job that pays more money even though it requires a longer commute or stay in your current job. It’s easy be tempted by a lucrative opportunity that appears to be the key to success and happiness, but research shows the detriment of a longer commute may outweigh the benefits of earning more money.


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Jillian Mazza's curator insight, December 9, 8:47 PM

future food for thought

David Cruzate's curator insight, December 10, 2:34 PM

Muy Interesante!!!! Excepcional!!!

Andrew Wilson's curator insight, December 13, 2:49 AM

NIce ................????

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5 Rules of Emotional Intelligence for Small Business Owners

5 Rules of Emotional Intelligence for Small Business Owners | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Part of being an emotionally intelligent boss is learning to anticipate emotional responses and use them to create a more productive workplace.
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Science Of Persuasion

This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective based on the researc...
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Outsourcing vs. Offshoring: Risks and Benefits

Outsourcing vs. Offshoring: Risks and Benefits | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
For a proprietor, you may be drawn by the concepts of outsourcing and offshoring, and want to see if they can create a boost for your company.
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How Stress Is Making You Lose Your Mind

How Stress Is Making You Lose Your Mind | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Stress is affecting your brain much more than you think. Sure, you've experienced the distraction, forgetfulness, negativity or anxiety that comes from stressful situations, but did you know it's also shrinking your brain? Hormones released in response to stress not only affect brain function, they also change the physical structure of your brain.

The stress hormone cortisol can kill, shrink, and stop the generation of new neurons in a portion of the brain called the hippocampus. The hippocampus is critical for learning, memory and emotional regulation, as well as shutting off the stress response after a stressful event is over: all much-needed processes in both our professional and personal lives.


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Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim's curator insight, November 7, 12:29 PM

Read this carefully, take a deep breathe and relieve the stress of the day. 

Alfonso Gomez hernandez's curator insight, November 8, 11:49 AM
Stop saying to ylurself that a problem, a situation o sceary of your work, marriage or school is killing you. Yur brain is listening and give you on return a payment in stress
Graeme Reid's curator insight, November 10, 5:52 PM

Another good reason to keep exercising.

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Employers Want "Critical Thinkers," But Do They Know What It Means?

Employers Want "Critical Thinkers," But Do They Know What It Means? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
“Critical thinking.” It’s a phrase as vague as “results-oriented individual” or “problem-solver.” Companies call for job applicants that are both worker bees and world-class innovators, prepared to paint outside the lines--but only in the brand’s monochromatic colors.

According to an American Management Association survey, 72% of employers feel that critical thinking is key to their organization’s success, but only half of those surveyed said their employees actually show this skill.

Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Even just "thinkers" might be a good place to start...

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 6, 11:34 AM

Critical thinking is so in demand. Yet critical thinking takes time and reflection, which corporations don't give in the rush rush culture of most. Critical thinking is an essential skill for #competitive #intelligence professionals: what do you think?

KwakJeongIl's curator insight, November 6, 8:42 PM

Thinking about your thinking, while you’re thinking, in order to improve your thinking.

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The Future Of Marketing Combines Big Data With Human Intuition

The Future Of Marketing Combines Big Data With Human Intuition | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Great marketers have great guts. Leo Burnett didn’t need a legion of focus groups to come up with the Marlboro Man. Steve Jobs, arguably the greatest marketing mind ever, famously eschewed market research because he didn’t think customers knew what they wanted until he showed it to them.

Yet big data and technology are clearly revolutionizing marketing. Gartner predicts that CMO’s will soon be spending more on IT than CIO’s. VentureBeat recently reported that marketing technology companies have attracted a hefty $50 billion in investment.

Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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I can remember this guy and the product (dare I mention it these days?). As a kid it did have an influence on what I went on to buy....Although I have stopped that particular habit now!!!

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delvincamm's curator insight, November 2, 10:50 PM
wheel bearing
Gisele Mekuate's curator insight, November 3, 7:04 AM

very interesting approach!

kate jenkins's curator insight, November 5, 12:28 PM

information processing + marketing

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7 Very Telling Signs Your Job is a Poor Fit

7 Very Telling Signs Your Job is a Poor Fit | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
At some point in our work lives, many of us will find ourselves in the wrong job. I hear of this quite often. Specific fault can be difficult (and futile) to assign. However, one day you might look around to find that your work life is dangerously out of sync. Nothing is more alarming than throwing yourself into your role — and realizing things have taken an obvious turn. The important element here? Identifying the problem for what it really is (in very short shrift), and acting to make changes. Poor matches do happen. Jobs morph. Great bosses move on. We grow and change. These all could serve as contributing accelerants.

So, make every attempt to let yourself off the hook and avoid a long-term “soul sucking” experience. Poor fit is a very common experience — and it is important to recognize its symptoms.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 31, 2:11 AM

If so many people are not fully engaged, this must be true for many. First step in changing things is self-examination.

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5 essentials for growing a business in the sharing economy

5 essentials for growing a business in the sharing economy | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Building and maintaining trust is the essential ingredient in establishing a successful business in the sharing economy, but how can you pull it off? How can you build a product that convinces people that they can trust it?
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The Wisdom of Peter Drucker from A to Z

The Wisdom of Peter Drucker from A to Z | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Known widely as the father of management, Peter Drucker formulated many concepts about business that we now take for granted. Here is an overview of Drucker's contributions, from A to Z.



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James Schreier's curator insight, October 27, 9:16 AM

What wisdom -- at the time -- and now timeless!

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How to Have A Thicker Skin for Negative Feedback

How to Have A Thicker Skin for Negative Feedback | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Everyone agrees that it’s a smart practice to ask for feedback. Don’t walk through life with blinders on. Show them that you’re proactive. Assume that you always have room to grow. But how do we actually get up the gumption to ask for criticism when deep down, we don’t want to hear the answer [...]
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Five things great brands will do differently on social media in 2015

Five things great brands will do differently on social media in 2015 | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Social media marketing is coming of age, but we need a common sense shake up for the medium to truly deliver for brands next year
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How to Develop a Strong Content Marketing Strategy for a Successful Blog

How to Develop a Strong Content Marketing Strategy for a Successful Blog | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Forming an effective content marketing strategy for your blog is like setting up moves in a chess match.
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What the new bullying laws mean for your work Christmas party

What the new bullying laws mean for your work Christmas party | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The anti-bullying laws policed by the Fair Work Commission mean your staff can literally never be left to their own device at your business’s Christmas party, writes DLA Piper partner Rick Catanzariti.
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Leaders, Don't Let Knowledge Walk Out the Door

Leaders, Don't Let Knowledge Walk Out the Door | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

I visit a local bakery every Friday afternoon to purchase Challa bread, a sweet egg bread that just seems to go well with just about every meal. I've been buying a loaf there, each week, for years. Unfortunately, of late, the quality just hasn't been there. We've noticed the bread is not as it should be — and oddly doughy at the center. It was such a surprise when this began to occur. We realized this was a sign that something was off-track.

 The root of the problem began with a personnel change in the bakery — as a highly experienced baker left quite suddenly. With her, left all of the subtleties of the trade that were so important to continued excellence. Sadly, her legacy was lost.

This is an issue that organizations both large and small, must address. How do we effectively capture all of what our valued employees know — all of the strategies and nuances that set them apart as contributors? How do we ensure that this information can be shared going forward? How do we, as individuals, leave our own mark?


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David Hain's curator insight, November 21, 2:19 AM

The importance of legacy, and good ideas to create it. How solid is your corporate memory?

Dixie Binford's curator insight, November 24, 9:48 AM

This is especially true for the Education industry in the coming years.  We have the Baby Boomers leaving the field with a great deal of expertise.  How can we draw on those experiences and leave the job of education in good shape?  What systems to we have in place to transmit that knowledge to the next generation?

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Four Keys to Long-Haul Leadership

Four Keys to Long-Haul Leadership | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
He was once regarded as one of the best business leaders in the world. At the end of his career, he was disgraced and, by some measures, considered one of the worst business leaders of all time.

Al Dunlap believed that the primary goal of a company was to make money for its shareholders. To that end, he would lead an organization to massive layoffs and plant closings. The short-term profits would soar, and so would the value of the company.

He led Scott Paper with that ruthless behavior. Thousands of employees lost their jobs. Plants were closed. But it seemed like he had the formula for success when he sold Scott Paper to Kimberly-Clark for $2.8 billion and walked away with his own $100 million golden parachute.

Over time, Dunlap’s true colors began to become clear. He would become CEO of Sunbeam in 1996. He took measures to make the company profitable at all costs, even if they were unethical or illegal. He eventually led the company to bankruptcy.

Short-term leaders and Long-haul Leadership

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David Hain's curator insight, November 16, 6:32 AM

True leadership value only shows over time. Beware the short term merchants.  A cautionary tale!

John Michel's curator insight, November 16, 11:00 AM

Because they were passionate about their work, long-haul leaders had a strong work ethic. They did what was necessary to get the job done. They were not clock punchers. Because they so loved their work, they hardly saw their vocation as work. It was fun and rewarding.

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The Top 3 Things IT Pros Want Business Leaders to Know About the Cloud

The Top 3 Things IT Pros Want Business Leaders to Know About the Cloud | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The cloud has taken on mythical proportions these days, which is causing huge frustration for IT pros. Why? They are often working in an environment in which business leaders, eager to move applications to the cloud, are making big decisions based on misconceptions and tidbits of information. 

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Why Empathy Is The Force That Moves Business Forward

Why Empathy Is The Force That Moves Business Forward | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Jayson Boyers argues that behind every successful business, you are likely to find a leader who has mastered the skill of empathy. One of the hallmarks of a successful business is its ability to harness creativity to constantly push into new territory. 

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First published over a year ago, but never hurts to have a reminder....

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How leaders can drive workforce wellbeing and performance

How leaders can drive workforce wellbeing and performance | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
A healthy and productive workforce is essential to the success of any organisation in this globally competitive world. However, nearly half of HR decision-

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How To Recover When Stress Builds Up

How To Recover When Stress Builds Up | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Recovery is not negotiable. You can either make time to rest and rejuvenate now or make time to be sick and injured later. Keep your bucket full....
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The Five Most Useful Business Books Of The Last 25 Years

The Five Most Useful Business Books Of The Last 25 Years | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

I've read literally hundreds of business books and got something out of all of them. But when it comes to performing better in business, there are five books that  shine brighter than the rest. 

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The Time We Waste On Things That Never Happen

The Time We Waste On Things That Never Happen | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
One aspect of productivity that we tend to overlook is things that never happen.

Despite the fact that these things never happen, the amount of time we waste on them can be vast. Here are some ways to manage and come to terms with this wasted time.
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