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France Just Banned Work Emails After 6 P.M

France Just Banned Work Emails After 6 P.M | From How to Now | Scoop.it

There are many ways to distance yourself from the crushing tidal wave that is your work inbox. You can, for instance, impose an email sabbatical, which is supposed to be good for your mental health. Or you can plow through all of your emails in one go with the savvy use of search filters.

 

Now, there's a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. The Guardian reports that the country's workers unions just imposed a ban that forbids employees from attending to "work-related material on their computers or smartphones" after they clock out for the day:


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17. With the development of technology,  the notion of the "9 to 5" office/work day no longer exists for many of us as we are contactable on our smart phones via messenger and email. Therefore it has become acceptable to communicate via email 24/7 and we often feel compelled to check our work emails at all times of the day. With a country such as France banning emails being sent after 6pm at night may see a change in the way we work on a global scale.......

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Christian Bartosik's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:56 PM

Vive la france!

 

Emeric Nectoux's comment, April 13, 2014 3:46 PM
Might sounds a bit extreme, isn't it? By the way, this is very anecdotal, and only applied by some companies who have experienced waves of suicide, after drastic reorganizations. (Lay-off)
4twenty2's curator insight, April 14, 2014 5:24 AM

Now thats a good idea; too much time is spent batting emails backwards and forwards to colleagues, partners, customers and clients.  So many issues can be sorted out by conversation, either face to face or by telephone, but with the availability of email, and the fact that we can communicate when we want without a thought about the person we are communicating with means it has become the easiest and most popular method of conversation in the workplace.  The downside is that we can spend entire days just responding to emails and never find time to be creative or innovative.  

 

By having a general shutdown/shutoff point for everyone within an organisation, it will force the more traditional methods of communication to come into play, and also give timeout to employees with out the usual feelings of guilt associated with working late/  Well done FRANCE !

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Technology In 2019 - What The Future Of Tech Looks Like!

This video by Microsoft portrays a unique and interesting idea of what they think the future of tech is and what company's all around the world would like to...
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19. This is an interesting look in to how we will potentially use technological in the workplace, education and our daily lives to communicate. Looking at this, do we need to consider how much is too much when thinking about the level of dependency we may have on technology in the future.

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How Digital Technology Has Changed the Brain - BusinessWeek

How Digital Technology Has Changed the Brain - BusinessWeek | From How to Now | Scoop.it
By their 20s, young people will have spent more than 30,000 hours on the Internet and playing video games. That's not such a bad thing.

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15. Digital technology and media is changing how we think and how the current generation "Next Geners" are learning and consuming media. This is interesting when considering how are brains are adapting and will interpret information visually.

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Cellphones in Business

Advantages & Disadvantages of Cellphones in Business | From How to Now | Scoop.it
Many organizations use cellphones and smartphones as regular tools of business, and these devices can offer a number of advantages for savvy users. Though businesses can benefit from distributing ...

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13. How has the use of mobile and smartphones can offer advantages for all of us in our workplace or in business. In my presentation I will be comparing the advantages and disadvantages of us being "mobile" and too accessible.

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Tyler McBride's comment, March 4, 2014 11:08 AM
5. Businesses who use mobile computing are restricted to the building that they work at. This allows employees to take their work with them on business trips using laptops or cell phones. This can even carry on productivity to home as well as work.
Tyler McBride's comment, March 5, 2014 10:57 AM
6. By using cell phones in the workplace there is also the advantage of cost. The cell phones with their plans will end up costing the company less than an average landline. In some cases, the user of the phone pays for most of the plan, since the phone can also be used for non-work related tasks.
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The Future of Social Media: 60 Experts Share Their 2014 Predictions - Business 2 Community

The Future of Social Media: 60 Experts Share Their 2014 Predictions - Business 2 Community | From How to Now | Scoop.it

Social media has been undergoing some major changes this past year. Twitter filed for IPO, Facebook launched video ads, and Snapchat threatens to change the landscape as the next big thing in social media. As more companies begin to leverage social media for personalized, real-time marketing initiatives, it’s imperative to stay ahead of the curve and identify future trends in this space. We asked 60 experts to share their predictions on the future of social media and the ways in which it will impact businesses.


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5. As there has been major changes in the social media world over during the last 18months the predictions and insights from a number of experts are interesting when understanding what to expect for the rest of 2014.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 20, 2013 3:07 AM

Great advice. Recommended reading. 9/10

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The Future of Work Research Report | Chess Media Group

The Future of Work Research Report | Chess Media Group | From How to Now | Scoop.it

Today’s business leaders face the challenge of creating the future workplace. Because of the advent of new technologies as well as the emergence of Millennials as a major percentage of the workforce, the future workplace will look vastly different than the one we are used to. At the same time, a culture of sharing, transparency, and mobility is entering the business world, as technology barriers lower. This change is being driven by the consumerization of IT, which can be described as the introduction of the popular consumer-grade technologies and devices that are spreading into the workplace for business use.

 

To better understand the scope and nature of this changes, Chess Media Group conducted a global research study in May 2013, surveying 605 employees who currently use social and collaboration technology tools, and how these tools affect their ability to work efficiently and flexibly.

 

Three imperatives of the future workplace were discussed in our survey:

 

Enterprise social and collaboration toolsBring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies; and Flexible work arrangements.

 

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1. Research such as this covers and details the topics I will be focusing on in my presentation; the future of the workplace, technology and flexible work platforms.

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Hearst Digital Media Lecture: Mario Garcia

On April 25, 2014, as part of Alumni Weekend 2014, Mario Garcia will give the second of two lectures, "Two Tempos: Rhythms for Storytelling in the Digital Age," as the Hearst Digital Media...
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6. This is an interesting presentation on how we consume digital media now and in particular how the news cycle has changed from 1991. News is no longer presented to us in hard copy newspaper but online and through social media. Mario Garcia also addresses our addiction to social media and the impact of needing news and updates "right now".

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The Most Effective Retirement Plan Benefits Communication - Millionaire Corner

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The Most Effective Retirement Plan Benefits Communication Millionaire Corner Employers are increasingly taking a multichannel approach to benefits communications, but while usage of digital methods is gaining widening acceptance, human contact...
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7. Even though technology can give us more flexibility and the opportunity to work online from outside the office, however what is the effect of less of face to face communication.

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Teaching the Digital Media Revolution Without Disregarding the Past - PBS MediaShift

Teaching the Digital Media Revolution Without Disregarding the Past - PBS MediaShift | From How to Now | Scoop.it
PBS MediaShift Teaching the Digital Media Revolution Without Disregarding the Past PBS MediaShift How do we make students aware of how the digital media, and the huge companies behind them (Comcast, Google, Disney, DirectTV, Viacom/CBS, Sony,...
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2. The research in this article supports the opinion that has digital media taken a front seat when it comes to spoken and written language.

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How disruptive technology influences HR - HRmagazine.co.uk

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How disruptive technology influences HR HRmagazine.co.uk With emerging tools, platforms and businesses built around social, mobile and cloud, and the influx of 'digital native' Generation Y employees in the workplace, organisations are increasingly...
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18. This will be important to understand the elements from a HR perspective and have a better grasp on the effects technology has in companies i.e. face to face communication

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Five Insane Ideas for Futuristic Smartphones That Look Nothing Like Your iPhone

Five Insane Ideas for Futuristic Smartphones That Look Nothing Like Your iPhone | From How to Now | Scoop.it
When you get down to it, most of today’s rectangular, 4- to 5-inch touchscreen smartphones look pretty similar to one another.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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16. As we are heavily reliant on our mobile phones for business, social and personal aspects of our life, which has enabled us to be contactable 24 hours a day. With the ongoing updates of technology our mobile phones capability will also develop. This is an example of what is to come next.

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Nathaniel Singleton's curator insight, March 21, 2014 10:31 PM

The futuristic designs and concepts of the upcoming smartphones, which appear nothing like our devices today.

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Augmented Reality Business Cards Taking Your Business To The Next Level

Augmented Reality Business Cards Taking Your Business To The Next Level | From How to Now | Scoop.it
  We all know that technology has changed our daily lives and how we do business.  Some companies are really up on their game and embracing these changes and some are not.  The companies that ...

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14. Digital media and marketing has all business within all industries globally and one of the biggest impacts is how we consume media; from traditional print newspapers to reading the edition on our mobile phones and tablets.

 

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CHART OF THE DAY: How Technology Has Changed In The Last 8 Years - Business Insider

CHART OF THE DAY: How Technology Has Changed In The Last 8 Years - Business Insider | From How to Now | Scoop.it
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Here's a look at how much has changed in consumer electronics since 2005 from Pew.

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20. This chart shows how much technology has developed in our accessibility in purchasing personal electronic devices. In particular, there has been a 33% growth (2005 to 2013) in possession of mobile phones (based on USA data)

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(Aspect 3)UnifyVoice: How Technology Has Changed Workplace Communication

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Business doesn't happen face to face as often as some would like. With so many workers worldwide now working in virtual teams, many business relationships depend on technology. And that's not a bad thing -- as long they're using the right technologies in the right ways.

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4. This article looks at how technology has changed the way we work with many of us having virtual colleagues and business relationships with less face to face interaction.

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Tyler McBride's comment, March 28, 2014 11:05 AM
(Aspect 3)8. There are many people who may not like working from home. This has been corrected through advancements in mobile computing. Instead of being stuck at their computer at home, employees can go about their normal life while doing work on their mobile devices.
Tyler McBride's comment, March 28, 2014 11:17 AM
(Aspect 3)9. Technology in the workplace allows for much more collaborative efforts on projects. This can be accomplished through the connection of documents and other files between all of the employees. There is also the added bonus of being able to communicate instantaneously using computers.
Tyler McBride's comment, March 28, 2014 11:23 AM
(Aspect 3)10. With all of the benefits technology has to offer, it may be difficult to keep track of them. The new generation of technology, however, fixes this through the organization of having a unified provider, such as Google. This allows employees to quickly manage their communication and other technological benefits without losing productivity.
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Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media | TechCrunch

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media | TechCrunch | From How to Now | Scoop.it

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that Williams is among a handful of Internet pioneers who have disrupted the media industry multiple times.

 

Before Twitter terraformed the landscape of news distribution, Williams’s first smash hit, Blogger, became the branded namesake for an upstart generation of amateur writers to challenge the established players.

 

Most importantly, Medium, his new platform for publishing mostly long-form content, has quickly garnered popularity — and infamy. In only a few months, its most popular contributions are making front-page headlines and snagging millions of views. In our Silicon Valley bubble, its contributors semi-regularly spark industry wide-conversations among the Internet elite....


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11. This is an interesting article on how one of the largest social media players, Twitter is looking at how to develop its platform for the  future to be a leader in how we access media and the news.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 16, 2013 12:04 PM

Good read for serious readers who like their content in long form. This is a must-read for every blogger, PR, marketing and content Marketing pro.

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BBC looks beyond the walled garden in a changing media world - The Guardian

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In a total digital world, no one will wait about for a programme of their choice to be transmitted. ...
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10. This is a detailed article and series on the effects of digital media in the media/broadcasting industry. As I will be conducting research within the media industry this is an insightful look at how digital media has changed one aspect.

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The Future of Work: Quantified Employees, Pop-Up Workplaces, And More Telepresence

The Future of Work: Quantified Employees, Pop-Up Workplaces, And More Telepresence | From How to Now | Scoop.it

For many people, especially those working at desk jobs, the workplace is very different than it was 20 years ago: there’s a computer at every desk, telecommuting is fairly common, and the traditional cubicle is giving way to more collaborative spaces. We’ve seen predictions about where we’ll go from here before; now PSFK has come up with its own version of the future of work, described in a new 138-page report. It’s not as fantastical as many future-forward reports--it’s planted firmly in ideas that are already gaining a lot of traction. Perhaps that makes it more accurate. 


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9. This article looks at how the history of the workplace has changed based on technology and in the way we work and communicate.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 23, 2013 3:19 PM

Interesting insight into the future pop-up workplace--modular work pods, attractive sound-absorbing booths, mobile workstations and "pink noise" systems".

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The Future of Digital Media

Sree Sreenivasan, the Chief Digital Officer of Columbia University, leads a group of social media gurus predicting the future of digital media and communicat...
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12. This insight shows the development of digital media in the advertising, media and PR industries and the opinions of the professionals within the industries.

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Creating an Elastic Workplace

Creating an Elastic Workplace | From How to Now | Scoop.it

The workplace flexibility movement began years ago when many organizations launched talent initiatives to accommodate working mothers. Over time, flexibility options mushroomed: from compressed workweeks to job sharing, telecommuting to adjustable schedules, career lattices to career reentry. From its birth as an employee entitlement, workplace flexibility has grown to become a requirement for organizations that want to make the most of its people’s productivity. Consider these statistics:

 

Women without children would rather have more free time than make more money (68 percent) – even more than those with children (62 percent).1About 40 percent of professional men work more than 50 hours per week. Of these, 80 percent would like to work fewer hours.2One of every five employees cares for elderly parents, a number that could increase to almost half of the workforce over the next several years.3By 2025, Gen Y employees, now in their 20s, will grow to represent 75 percent of the workforce. For this emerging generation, work-life fit is valued more than compensation growth or skill development.4


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8. This article shows insight when looking at how our organisations have needed to develop flexible platforms and how technology and digital media has assisted with supporting this.

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#e20s 2014 | Jane McConnell, NetStrategy / JMC | Digital Workplace Concepts & Trends

Digital Workplace Concepts & Trends at Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT 2014 in Paris by Kongress Media Speaker: Jane McConnell, NetStrategy / JMC.
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3. This is extremely relevant as the research will show the impact of and trends of digital media in the workplace.

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