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5 Quick And Easy Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do In The Office

5 Quick And Easy Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do In The Office | Business |

When you think of relaxation, you think of meditating in the morning, or taking a hot bath at night—perhaps a glass of wine is in the picture too. But sometimes, when your day gets crazy stressful, you need something to calm you down right then and there. These simple exercises will do the trick.

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Anything to reduce stress!

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Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, September 1, 2015 11:32 PM

It's simple, quick and easy... or so it seems.  The trick is remembering to do it.  Ask yourself what stops you from thinking more clearly, having new ideas, feeling well and fulfilled?  Try one or two of these very simple exercises and after even just a week you will notice the difference.  Make it a lifelong practice and you can turn your world around!

clara noble's curator insight, June 15, 2017 8:43 AM
I'm working on my stress levels... what about you?
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What Big Companies Get Wrong About Innovation Metrics

What Big Companies Get Wrong About Innovation Metrics | Business |

They’re all measuring it, but few are doing it right.


The fear of getting Netflix-ed or Uber-ized is spurring big companies to dial up their investment in innovation. Companies as diverse as AIG, Disney, and Intuit have been building innovation teams, launching “accelerator” programs to attract promising startups, and giving employees seed funding to test out new ideas with real customers.


But as investment increases, many companies are struggling with a challenging question: how do you know whether your chosen innovation strategy is actually bearing fruit?


Beneath that question is a very real worry. If this new crop of Chief Innovation Officers, company-bred venture capitalists, and creative catalysts can’t prove that they’re moving the needle on things that actually matter to their employer, their jobs will almost certainly evaporate.

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Even more important than measuring is knowing exactly what to measure!

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How To Measure Innovation (To Get Real Results)

How To Measure Innovation (To Get Real Results) | Business |

Metrics are a combination of art and science. The trick is to inspire action around the goals you set.


There’s an elephant in the room when it comes to "innovation." And it’s an ironic elephant given that we're all so hooked on data analytics, a/b testing, and getting metrics for anything and everything. Yet we all throw around terms like creativity, breakthroughs, and disruptive innovation. Companies eat up this stuff—they're fully on board. Innovation is going to shape the future. Sure—if we track and shape it. 




According to McKinsey, more than 70% of corporate leaders tout innovation as a top three business priority, but only 22% set innovation performance metrics.

The gap is problematic. Why aren't more companies measuring innovation? Because innovation is nebulous. Definitions differ. Expectations vary.

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Strategy, focus and metrics, a wining combination!

cwilliams's curator insight, March 26, 2015 5:59 PM

22% of companies utilize an innovation metric. 

The Technopolicy Network's curator insight, April 29, 2015 5:06 AM

Innovation can be quantified