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5 Reasons to Use MicroLearning

5 Reasons to Use MicroLearning | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

MicroLearning is a form of learning that delivers key concepts in as short an amount of time as possible. It is a short, sharp, just-in-time snippet. I like to think of microLearning as 'short enough to watch standing up on the job'. It's when you need a quick tip, brush up on a specific skill or have a moment to learn about new product between customers.

 

What are the 5 advantages of microLearning?

1.   Timely Learning.

The greatest advantage of microLearning is time. Imagine a manager racing through their day. They have a performance management meeting with an employee but have not had the time to read up on the correct procedure to follow. Or a railway engineer arriving at a broken down train and the broken axle is something he hasn't unbolted for 12 months. Neither of them have the time to scroll through three layers on the company's Intranet, find the LMS, log on and watch the 20-minute module. 

 

What they want is to go to their phone, open an App, and BAM! There is the 3-minute microLearning video. It's all about timely learning.

2.   Speed to Market.

One of our clients is a global Japanese car manufacturer. They require an eLearning module for every new model released. They don't have months to plan for product training. They need learning NOW! What companies require is microLearning with rapid development that matches their timeline for product delivery.

3.   Expiry Date

Learning's expiry date is faster than ever. It used to be that a learning program would last a few years before it needs refreshing but with changing products, people and systems, learning is being discarded faster and needs to be produced cheaply, yet with quality. MicroLearning is a cost effective and fast way to develop training content, making it a win/win for the companies and the learners.

4.   Pictures are powerful

Around 70% of millennials visit YouTube monthly. It is a large part of their life so it seems obvious that we should adapt learning to what they are familiar with. When millennials need to learn something, they watch a 2 minute YouTube video.

Research teaches us that if you hear something, after 3 days, you would have only retained 10% of what you learnt. If you then add a picture to that, retention increases to 65% - that's 6 times better! Using video in MicroLearning makes it stick. Our brain links what we hear to a picture and retention is greater.

5.   Mobile

One of our Pharma clients is investing in Asia. The people they are training in Asia have limited access to computers, but they all have smartphones. How do they train them? MicroLearning. They make it engaging, enjoyable, entertaining and most of all mobile compatible. The training is mobile, so that they can watch it standing up on the job, or sitting on the bus or train.

 

MicroLearning is certainly leading the way in creating new and exciting learning content, whilst making the process easier for both the companies and their employees. Send me a message if you'd like to find out more on our microLearning offering and what we can offer.

 

Chris Gaborit is managing director of The Learning Factor, an eLearning company who loves technology linked to learning. Follow him here on Linkedin, on Twitter @droneservicesAU and Instagram @idronefoto


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Karine Fabiani-Lugez's curator insight, March 14, 10:11 AM
Le leanring entre dans le quotidien avec le microlearning
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, March 18, 10:01 AM

That leader channel Im looking to deliver is closer than I think ... Micro learning is a key feature to set up and reinforce your core skills ...make them handy for associates to get to and keep them short... very short.

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Emotionally Intelligent Ways To Express These 5 Feelings At Work

Emotionally Intelligent Ways To Express These 5 Feelings At Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

You’ve heard by now that you need to be “transparent” and “authentic” and to “bring your whole self” to work. More often than not, these phrases are shorthand for expressing your feelings. But while it’s true that you need an emotionally intelligent approach both to build a great work culture and to advance your own career, there’s more to it than just wearing your feelings on your sleeve.

 

Showing emotional savvy isn’t only about candor, though that’s certainly part of it. Properly channeling your emotions in the workplace is a powerful leadership skill. With that in mind, here’s how to calibrate and convey five of the most common emotions you’re likely to experience at work.


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CCM Consultancy's curator insight, February 19, 12:38 AM

When your fear stems from confronting a higher-up, remember that title and rank don’t define leadership. The more you speak up and show confidence in the face of authority, the more leadership you’ll be able to project despite your underlying nervousness.

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Hot topic these days and without a doubt high EQ moves the needle on more ways than one in every organization 

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4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work

4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Here’s a grim stat: More than half of your staff is ready to leave the company, finds a recent Gallup poll. Vacancies impact the productivity and bottom line of your company, but a survey from Globoforce’s Work Human Research Institute uncovered a reason people stick around. When asked the question, “What makes you stay at your company?” the number-one answer, representing 32% of respondents, was, “My job–I find the work meaningful.”

 

“Having a personal sense of meaning in one’s work was even more important than compensation, which ranked as the third most important reason for staying,” says Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce, a talent engagement software provider.

 

The trick is that meaning means different things to different people, says Becky Frankiewicz, president of the staffing and talent management provider ManpowerGroup North America. “Our NextGen Work research found that Boomers value being appreciated and recognized, younger people look for purposeful work that contributes to society, while people of all generations desire work that allows them to improve their skills and balance work and home,” she says. “Taking the time to find out what motivates your people individually is the first step to helping them find meaning in what they do.”


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What makes you stay at your company?” the number-one answer, representing 32% of respondents, was, “My job–I find the work meaningful.” #workhappy #hellowork #adp

  

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, January 22, 12:43 AM

Humans have a need for social connection, positive reinforcement, and self-actualization. If you treat employees like human beings, you get more productive, happier and more content employees who are free to do their best work. When the workplace treat employees like robots or widgets that’s when things fall apart.

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The Results of Google’s Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

The Results of Google’s Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

It’s no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company’s execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company often turns its eye inward, analyzing information about its people to help improve its operations.

 

A group of employees from Google’s People Operations section, the equivalent of an HR department, decided to complete an analysis to answer one question: What makes a Google team effective?

 

Here’s a look at their approach and the startling revelations they had along the way.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 7, 4:57 PM

It’s no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company’s execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be…

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, January 9, 2:31 PM

Google's Five Dynamics of team effectiveness are applicable to creating effective safety cultures as well. Dynamic 1 - psychological safety is of particular importance because so often employees fear speaking up about safety concerns. 

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How To Stay Healthy When You’re Stressed At Work

How To Stay Healthy When You’re Stressed At Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Tis the season for stress. The holidays are crazy enough, but add in year-end deadlines and sales goals, performance reviews, and the news of yet another raise not given, and you can already feel your blood pressure rise. But there’s good news: You can still stay healthy, even when work is insane. It’ll just take a little extra effort.

 

“When stress takes over, often the first things to go are the ones we need the most–sleep, water, exercise, whole nutritious foods,” laments nutritionist Brigitte Zeitlin. “And that can actually compound the issue, leaving you less equipped to handle the stress well.”

 

Here’s exactly what you can do to keep that from happening before work gets really crazy.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 3, 2017 4:53 PM

Don’t let end-of-year stress compromise your health.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, December 5, 2017 12:42 AM

When you’re overloaded with work, you may not be thinking about taking a break. But getting just five minutes of fresh air can calm you–alleviating stress, and giving you the energy you need to get back to work.

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The Productivity Tricks Of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs

The Productivity Tricks Of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Successful entrepreneurs have a lot of things in common; one is knowing how to make the best use of their time. When the clock is ticking and they are under pressure to deliver, many have a favourite productivity hack to ensure things get done on time. Here, seven entrepreneurs share their tried and tested ways of being more productive.

 

Create artificial deadlines

 

Business expert and author of The Startup Coach Carl Reader uses a clever technique of creating artificial deadlines to guarantee a productive finish.

 

“One of my favourite tricks is the ‘train journey to nowhere,” he said. “I book a return train ticket, don't take my mobile phone, and set a completion target for the journey. With a clear deadline and no distractions, I find that I often produce more than I would in the office in a whole day. It's great if you can tie this around meetings that you need to travel to, but if not, the productivity boost is well worth the cost of a train ticket.”


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 26, 2017 4:40 PM

Entrepreneurs must learn to manage their time and energy to maximise their business productivity

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 27, 2017 7:30 AM

Thoughtful tips on improving productivity and getting the most from your day.

Ian Berry's curator insight, November 27, 2017 5:15 PM
Good list of actions to take. I havent gone back to the Nokia yet agree that wise use of phone is a key to investing my attention
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How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try

How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Do you feel like your brain is on serious overdrive? A stream of clutter slowly turning your mental space into a chaotic mess? If the answer is yes, it means that your mind is frantically waving a red flag, begging you to free up some headspace.

 

Just like our cabinets and cupboards, our minds too need tidying up from time to time. Getting rid of all that non-essential mental baggage is crucial to stay focused, motivated and productive.

 

Here are ten simple yet effective tips to help you de-clutter your mind in no time.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 21, 2017 4:35 PM

Just like your closet, your mind needs regular spring cleaning too in order to stay productive and happy. Try these ten powerful tips to clean up your mind clutter and feel the difference!

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 22, 2017 12:17 AM

Prioritizing is a great way to proactively take charge of your life

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I actually need this.
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4 Leadership Lessons You Should Learn Early

4 Leadership Lessons You Should Learn Early | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Leadership challenges are more complex today than ever before, and one leadership challenge that I see as an executive coach is the tendency to anticipate what might happen tomorrow while forgetting about what is happening today. In other words, leaders try to outthink and overanalyze the future. They anticipate all the possibilities that could happen, select the outcome most likely to occur and then mold their leadership style to accommodate it, only to find that Murphy has a full-time job and is apparently dedicated solely to them — and Murphy wins.The point is, tomorrow, next week or next year are all uncertain, so if you try to mold your leadership style to the “most likely” option to occur, then you’re not leading, you’re contingency planning.

 

Leaders don’t just think about the future, they think in it. Once they have a clear picture of what they want to see, where they want to be—as an individual or as a team — and why, they begin to mold the world around them to achieve it.


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 3, 2017 11:04 AM

Agree?

Javier García's curator insight, December 29, 2017 7:06 PM

You never really know the type of leader you need to be. You may have an idea of how you want to lead but as situations change and reality unfolds, you begin to see that who you aspired to be and what you hoped to do don’t actually fit.

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Research Says Companies That Do This 1 Thing Increase Worker Productivity by 25 Percent

Research Says Companies That Do This 1 Thing Increase Worker Productivity by 25 Percent | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

When we think productivity, we rarely think of workplace design as a major contributor or detractor, but compelling ongoing research shows that it plays a much larger role than initially thought. According to research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, an empowered office environment can increase worker productivity on cognitive tasks by 25%, and possibly more.

 

Workspace design today is undergoing a major creative shift. We've gone from cubicles (people are productive in isolation) to open-plan spaces (collaboration leads to success) to what I believe is the next major step - integrated multi-function design which recognizes that people need multiple spaces based on their ongoing and changing needs within a business day.

 

Instead of looking out across rows of cubicles, today's office worker needs a mix of team meeting rooms, open lounge-like areas, and private workspaces.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 22, 2017 6:38 PM

The surprising way companies can boost employee productivity today.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, October 22, 2017 11:28 PM
A well-designed workspace can impact productivity. This is true about the colour scheme, comfort level and a relaxed ambience. 
 
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Three Work Tasks You Need To Cut From Your To-Do List Right Now

Three Work Tasks You Need To Cut From Your To-Do List Right Now | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Some days you get to work early, work nonstop, and head home without being able to figure out what you actually accomplished. Everything rushes past you in a blur of emails, meetings, and errands, and your to-do list remains more or less untouched. You’re always going to have a few workdays like this no matter what you do. But if they start happening regularly, you may have a problem on your hands.

 

If that’s the case, then it’s time to start looking for systematic failures, not just one-off fumbles. And ironically enough, the best place to look may be at your to-do list itself. What better record do you have of the tasks that you’re consistently failing to achieve? These are a few common to-do list items that might be getting in the way of your more important goals. If you can cut them out–even just for a day or two–you may be able to regain your footing.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 8, 2017 5:35 PM

These are a few common to-do list distractions that get in the way of what you really need to get done.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, October 9, 2017 1:38 AM

"There’s such a flood of work to do that it’s hard to focus for long on just one thing. So you begin work on that major report, only to find yourself 20 minutes later flitting between your email, your text messages, and maybe two other tasks on top of that. You’re always going to have a few workdays like this no matter what you do. But if they start happening regularly, you may have a problem on your hands."

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This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder

This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Possibly no piece of productivity advice is more well-worn than the adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” Of course, the directive points to the fact that it’s not how many hours you put in at your desk that matters—it’s how you spend your time there. In other words, get results faster and you won’t be spending so many late nights at the office.

 

But what does it really mean to work smarter?

 

“It means figuring out better, faster ways to work,” says personal productivity expert and trainer Peggy Duncan. But before you enrol in a time management course or start playing “beat the clock” with your project list, consider these counterintuitive ways to get more done.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 17, 2017 6:51 PM

We’ve found eight unexpected (and counterintuitive) ways to squeeze more out of your workday.

Runi Akhter's curator insight, September 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Great tips
 
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Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

1. Learn something new, even if it's stressful: Mastering a new skill means more stress now but more happiness later.

 

If you are willing to push through a bit of added stress in the short term, you can experience huge gains in happiness for the long term.

 

So learn a new skill. Though you'll take on a bit more stress, research shows you'll be happier on an hourly, daily, and long-term basis.

 

The gains from this investment in time and energy were documented in a 2009 study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies. Participants who spent time on activities that increased their competency, met their need for autonomy, or helped them connect with others reported decreased happiness in the moment yet increased happiness on an hourly and daily basis.

 

The key, according to the study, is to choose the right new skill to master, challenge to undertake, or opportunity to get out of your comfort zone. The greatest increases in happiness come from learning a skill you choose, rather than one you think you should or feel forced to learn.


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Marcia Buxton's curator insight, September 15, 2017 6:26 AM
Something to consider for the wellbeing of our teams. 
Lucero D's curator insight, September 15, 2017 8:42 AM
When we were first married my husband and I played a game for married couples with some long married friends.  One of the questions was, "How would you describe yourself in one word?", and your spouse had to choose the one to match yours in order to get a point in the game.   I don't remember all the choices, but rose and book were the two that stood out to me.  I recall hoping that my would know that I would instinctively choose book.  Not because I love to read or that I think I'm smarter than everyone else BUT because I LOVE to learn new things.  Thankfully, he didn't choose rose and we kicked the other couples butts!!!

I enjoy attempting to master new skills like making kombucha, learning to ferment vegetables, making bread, baking something new, learning about how to keep chickens, gardening difficult to grow flowers or vegetables, figuring out how to fix my bike by myself. . . You see, I'm not afraid to get myself dirty.  What my husband finds frustrating about these things is that though the habits become part of my regular routine I don't develop them to the point of perfection so I can make a business of it.  There is a very good reason for this.  I want to continue learning skills which will benefit my family and bring me joy and have the freedom to practice them without the stress of it becoming a burden.   At one time I wanted to have my own business.  Then I saw the reality of things. . . 

My husband has a cabinet shop.  Really that is a misnomer - he has a manufacturing facility.  He USED to be a cabinet maker.  He USED to enjoy making things out of wood and took pride is the work of his hands.  Now he is slave to his business.  His entire life is his business - keeping customers happy and people employed so the business can continue to grow.  He has employees who make boxes for his clients.  His hands rarely ever touch the materials with which he once so loved working.  What was once his creative outlet is now his living nightmare, his taskmaster, and the focus of all his attention.  

He has a wife who loves him and two beautiful, sweet, smart little girls who are growing so fast and he has little time to spend with them.  They'll be grown and gone before he knows it and he'll have missed it all.  Time will go by and I'll become more and more the stranger who is married to a house that he happens to sleep in.
Lloyd Celeste's curator insight, September 27, 2017 8:16 PM
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Five Simple Tips For Building A More Emotionally Intelligent Team

Five Simple Tips For Building A More Emotionally Intelligent Team | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Getting smart people into your company is hard enough. Turning them all into great collaborators and risk-takers is even harder. Even on the most high-performing teams, coworkers don’t just openly share feedback and challenge each others’ ideas all on their own–managers need to create a culture that encourages this. And that usually requires building your team’s collective emotional intelligence. Here are a few straightforward (and entirely low-tech ways) to get started.


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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, September 1, 2017 9:03 PM
Five Simple Tips For Building A More Emotionally Intelligent Team
Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, September 6, 2017 6:19 PM
Very good points...I am hoping to become a better manager in the future - and trying to inspire my team members to do their best every day
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 13, 2017 12:39 AM

The freedom to question the status quo and bring up new ideas can clear the way for building interpersonal connections that every emotionally intelligent person needs.

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Lessons From Social Psychology To Apply In The Workplace

Lessons From Social Psychology To Apply In The Workplace | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Running a successful organization requires lots of moving pieces running smoothly in tandem. At the heart of every organization are people just like you and me, whose performance can be influenced in a positive direction. Recently, companies like Google and Facebook have been redefining the standards of workplace culture, and in turn seeing improvements in employee satisfaction and company performance. Now, your company might not be large enough to have a dedicated HR (or “People Ops”) department, but there are some exciting takeaways from social psychology that you can apply to benefit your business.

 

Reciprocity Principle

Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor.

 

Founders and CEOs can use this to their advantage. Internally, this can help improve or repair work relationships, win over co-workers and build consensus. As Dr. Cialdini writes, reciprocity is so powerful that it can overcome feelings of suspicion or dislike toward the person who gives the gift or favor. As a small business owner, how about giving gifts or bonuses on holidays or birthdays? You could also offer to bring back coffee for the office or surprise your colleagues with breakfast or lunch. A kind gesture can go a long way.

 

Outside the office, the reciprocity principle can help you succeed in negotiations, build valuable business partnerships and win over investors — or even customers! When we launched our product and were at our first trade show full of retail managers and buyers, we realized that people only stopped at our booth if we handed them a free sample. So we handed samples to everyone who walked by! In turn, they stopped, listened to our pitch, and 99% of the time they placed an order for their store. In those first few hours, we sold over 100 cases into 100 new stores.


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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, March 6, 4:56 PM
From original scoop: "Running a successful organization requires lots of moving pieces running smoothly in tandem. At the heart of every organization are people just like you and me, whose performance can be influenced in a positive direction. Recently, companies like Google and Facebook have been redefining the standards of workplace culture, and in turn seeing improvements in employee satisfaction and company performance. Now, your company might not be large enough to have a dedicated HR (or “People Ops”) department, but there are some exciting takeaways from social psychology that you can apply to benefit your business. Reciprocity Principle Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor. Founders and CEOs can use this to their advantage. Internally, this can help improve or repair work relationships, win over co-workers and build consensus. As Dr. Cialdini writes, reciprocity is so powerful that it can overcome feelings of suspicion or dislike toward the person who gives the gift or favor. As a small business owner, how about giving gifts or bonuses on holidays or birthdays? You could also offer to bring back coffee for the office or surprise your colleagues with breakfast or lunch. A kind gesture can go a long way. Outside the office, the reciprocity principle can help you succeed in negotiations, build valuable business partnerships and win over investors — or even customers! When we launched our product and were at our first trade show full of retail managers and buyers, we realized that people only stopped at our booth if we handed them a free sample. So we handed samples to everyone who walked by! In turn, they stopped, listened to our pitch, and 99% of the time they placed an order for their store. In those first few hours, we sold over 100 cases into 100 new stores."
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nice content - we at tolet digital agency  apply your concept.

sometime the ideal work to list and associate with property owners across the globe can be quite something. visit our website today and list your properties form any location across the globe as we keep lessons from social psychology at our work place.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, March 11, 12:34 AM

Reciprocity is one of the famous “Six Principles of Persuasion” defined in Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.'s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. The idea is that we feel pressure to repay others for what they have given us or done for us. We often even give back more than we were initially given to minimize any guilt associated with the initial favor.

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How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. Aristotle defined a “man in freedom” as the pinnacle of human existence, an individual freed of any concern for the necessities of life and with nearly complete personal agency. (Tellingly, he did not define wealthy merchants as free to the extent that their minds were pre-occupied with acquisition.)

 

The promise of AI and automation raises new questions about the role of work in our lives. Most of us will remain focused for decades to come on activities of physical or financial production, but as technology provides services and goods at ever-lower cost, human beings will be compelled to discover new roles — roles that aren’t necessarily tied to how we conceive of work today.


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Ian Berry's curator insight, January 17, 7:26 PM
The final line is a key premise for us all to act on now "When our machines release us from ever more tasks, to what will we turn our attentions? This will be the defining question of our coming century."
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, January 18, 12:46 AM

Most ancient Greek philosophers prioritized contemplation over action as the pinnacle of human endeavor. Arendt did battle with this notion, arguing on behalf of action. Contemporary culture appears to agree. Ultimately, though, action and contemplation function best when allied. We have the opportunity — perhaps the responsibility — to turn our curiosity and social natures to action and contemplation.

John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, January 19, 9:30 AM

We should all be re-educated.

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How to Really Accomplish Your Goals in 2018

How to Really Accomplish Your Goals in 2018 | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

It’s that time of year when many of us get motivated to make ourselves better—healthier, wealthier, wiser, or just different—in the new year. Roughly six in 10 of us make New Year’s resolutions, according to a 2016 Harris poll.

 

But following through on those goals isn’t easy. Roughly half of those who are earnestly vowing to make improvements in 2018 are likely dusting off the same list they had last year. So if you want to actually accomplish those goals—or at least make a dent in them—by this time next year, use these five approaches.


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Dock and door systems's curator insight, January 8, 4:28 AM

Amid your repair work, on the off chance that you wind up finding an issue which is past your expertise level, you may choose to call an expert to help you through it. A prepared expert who is talented in the different parts of Dock Door Repair in Houston Near Me can evaluate the issue at hand-computer Technology Articles, notwithstanding checking for extra issues which may cause inconvenience not far off.

Xinxiang Yulong Textile's curator insight, January 8, 4:35 AM
This is a good article,may you succeed in 2018,and you have to try your best to accomplish your goals.
Harish Kumar's curator insight, January 11, 4:16 AM
Affiliate Marketing business is the most lucrative business worldwide.

I started this business and am making more than $500 a month. 


Start your online venture with Amazon affiliate marketing program and foster leverage income to earn more than $1000 
 
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Just Reading Over Your To-Do List Can Make You More Productive

Just Reading Over Your To-Do List Can Make You More Productive | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

If you have a love-hate relationship with lists of all kinds, you aren’t alone. On one hand, making a list–whether it’s a grocery list or a to-do list–gives you a single place to keep all your priorities front and center. But that same list can also be a source of anxiety. The longer it gets, the more you may find yourself avoiding it, knowing that the effort it’ll take to cross everything off is going to be considerable.

 

But as it turns out, you’ll be much more productive if you actually read your to-do list regularly–even if you don’t manage to finish every single item that’s on it. Here’s why.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 17, 2017 7:31 PM

Making a habit of running through your top-priority tasks can cut back on wasted time in your workday–even if you can’t accomplish everything.

shazia.wj's curator insight, December 18, 2017 8:52 AM
You’ll be much more productive if you actually read your to-do list regularly–even if you don’t manage to finish every single item that’s on it. Here’s why. #productivityhacks
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Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 
 

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.

 

So what gives? Gallup has been preaching for two decades that in order to reverse this crisis, great managers (like Google's own) that understand human nature and how to motivate and inspire diverging needs of people, need to be put into management roles at every level of the organization.

 

When a company raises employee engagement levels across every business unit through great management of people, it leads to higher profitability, productivity, and lower turnover. 


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The salient point here is that firms who ignore the science behind what makes a great manager are those most likely to suffer.

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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, November 30, 2017 4:19 AM
Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason
Ian Berry's curator insight, December 1, 2017 4:42 PM
There's a valid point to the research I do wonder though how Gallup has been at this for 30 years+ and yet you would think by reading articles like this that there's been no improvement in things like employee engagement despite all their research they are telling the same story that most people are disengaged from their work which is the reality in some organisations yet definitely not all
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 8:21 AM
Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.
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The Productivity Tricks Of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs

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Successful entrepreneurs have a lot of things in common; one is knowing how to make the best use of their time. When the clock is ticking and they are under pressure to deliver, many have a favourite productivity hack to ensure things get done on time. Here, seven entrepreneurs share their tried and tested ways of being more productive.

 

Create artificial deadlines

 

Business expert and author of The Startup Coach Carl Reader uses a clever technique of creating artificial deadlines to guarantee a productive finish.

 

“One of my favourite tricks is the ‘train journey to nowhere,” he said. “I book a return train ticket, don't take my mobile phone, and set a completion target for the journey. With a clear deadline and no distractions, I find that I often produce more than I would in the office in a whole day. It's great if you can tie this around meetings that you need to travel to, but if not, the productivity boost is well worth the cost of a train ticket.”


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 26, 2017 4:40 PM

Entrepreneurs must learn to manage their time and energy to maximise their business productivity

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 27, 2017 7:30 AM

Thoughtful tips on improving productivity and getting the most from your day.

Ian Berry's curator insight, November 27, 2017 5:15 PM
Good list of actions to take. I havent gone back to the Nokia yet agree that wise use of phone is a key to investing my attention
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How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

No commute. No drive-by meetings. No dress code. Remote working can seem like a dream — until personal obligations get in the way. These distractions are easy to ignore in an office, but at home it can be difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time.

 

Consider when you’re working on a project and get a call from a friend. You know you need to finish your work, but you feel rude for not talking when you technically could. Or think about when you’re planning your daily to-do list, but also need to decide when you’ll squeeze in your personal commitments. Taking the time to put a few loads of laundry in the washer midday can seem like a quick task — until you find yourself making up that work time late at night. In the end, it’s never entirely clear when you’re really “on” or “off.”


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 20, 2017 2:08 PM
This is of personal interest to me, as I do most of my work at home.
Bryan Worn's curator insight, November 21, 2017 5:08 AM

I am a recent 'work from home' person (when I am not out with clients) . This confirms what I found. Be clear whether you are working or not. Our spouses , partners and children need to know which mode we are in - So do we!

 

David Stapleton's curator insight, November 22, 2017 4:10 PM
This is it if your reviewing at home
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Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and carrying on—even when it seems impossible.

 

If you’ve ever thought, “I could never do that” when looking at one of these apparent “superheroes,” don’t be so sure. It’s actually possible to build resilience to make yourself better able to bounce back from even the most difficult times.

 

“It’s the ability to get back in the game after you’ve had some sort of failure. And indeed, we can learn to become more resilient,” says social scientist and leadership expert Frank Niles, PhD. Niles says there are a number of science-backed areas people can address to help them be more resilient.

 

Here are some ways you can shore up your “resilience bunker” to better prepare for when tough times strike.


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Right Step Consulting's comment, November 2, 2017 1:50 AM
Failing is the key to success.
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 12, 2017 12:35 AM

Several studies showed  having a sense of purpose beyond your occupation or everyday role  plays a big role in resilience.

Sharon Ruddleston's curator insight, February 7, 12:16 AM
It takes "resilient leaders" to guide your organisation through difficult times. They're the leaders able to remain strong in the face of uncertainty, frequent setbacks and new challenges. Able to lead with calm, clarity and conviction amidst increasing complexity and accelerating change. How? They connect with a greater purpose.
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Since Your Brain Constantly Compares You With Everyone Else, Try This | Fast Company

Since Your Brain Constantly Compares You With Everyone Else, Try This | Fast Company | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Your brain is a comparison engine. In every new situation, it automatically rifles through your memory of every other situation you’ve encountered in the past. It swiftly finds one or a few that are similar to the current scenario, then uses that information to figure out what to do next. Most of the time, you do this without you ever realizing it.

 

Sometimes this cognitive reflex works to your advantage, and sometimes it doesn’t. But since it’s always happening anyway, you might as well make it work for you more often than against you–at least as best you can. Here’s how.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 15, 2017 6:36 PM

Social comparisons sometimes make us feel better and sometimes don’t. Here’s how to use that tendency to actually get better.

David Stapleton's curator insight, October 15, 2017 9:05 PM
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CCM Consultancy's curator insight, October 16, 2017 1:48 AM

When you compare yourself to someone better than you on a dimension, that’s called an “upward social comparison”; when you compare yourself to someone you consider worse off on a given dimension, it’s “a downward social comparison.” So while these comparisons can be useful (in both directions) for figuring out where you stand, they can make you miserable, too. If you’re always making upward social comparisons and find yourself lacking something, you may start feeling bad about how you measure up.

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16 bad habits that are sabotaging your productivity

16 bad habits that are sabotaging your productivity | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.

 

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you’re not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.

 

Following are 16 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 3, 2017 5:55 PM

Getting more done in less time is an attainable goal if you’re not working against yourself with bad habits.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, October 4, 2017 1:23 AM

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day. While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you’re not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.

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What “Facilitation” Really Means And Why It’s Key To The Future Of Work

What “Facilitation” Really Means And Why It’s Key To The Future Of Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

What comes to mind when you hear the term “facilitator”? A task manager hogging airspace up at the front of the room? Or thoughts like, “Ugh–okay, how do I get out of attending this workshop?”

 

But done right, facilitation isn’t about boring presentations. It’s a process for getting groups of people together to solve any problem. Good facilitators know how to jump right in, establish an objective, create a format packed with interactive opportunities for discussion, and lead groups of all sizes toward constructive solutions. And you don’t need a specific job title or a certain amount of experience to become an effective facilitator–you just have to develop a set of skills that gives structure and purpose to the otherwise unruly art of collaboration.

 

As workplaces become less hierarchical and more reliant on interpersonal problem-solving, rather than just tactical execution, facilitation is becoming a job skill you’ll need to rely on more and more. Here’s what you need to know to get started developing it.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 17, 2017 6:48 PM

Being a good facilitator isn’t the same as knowing how to manage people or run a meeting. It all comes down to understanding the tools–and structure–that help people collaborate.

Ian Berry's curator insight, September 20, 2017 7:33 PM
There's no doubt in my mind that being able to facilitate collaboration is one of the key skills in the new world of work
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, October 5, 2017 2:09 AM

As workplaces become less hierarchical and more reliant on interpersonal problem-solving, rather than just tactical execution, facilitation is becoming a job skill you’ll need to rely on more and more.

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How to Rediscover Your Inspiration at Work

How to Rediscover Your Inspiration at Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

When we’re inspired, our work hums. We have a sense of purpose, buoyed by the feeling that our talents are being put to good use. We’re doing what we should be doing. And then, just like that, inspiration evaporates. Perhaps a negative comment from your boss deflated you or you’re not excited about a particular assignment. Inspiration can be frustratingly fleeting and difficult to recover when lost. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job you love, it’s common to go through lengthy periods where you need to dig deep to feel excited about your work.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 5, 2017 7:13 PM

Look for fresh experiences and new role models.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 19, 2017 12:38 AM

Inspiration doesn’t have to feel elusive. It’s in your capacity to increase your opportunities for new insights and ideas