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The freelancer economy is on the rise, with some experts estimating that 40 percent of the American workforce will work independently by 2020. For the many people already embracing the lifestyle, “office” means a variety of things. It could be a desk at a co-working space or a table at the local Starbucks. But in...
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is perhaps best known for saying that a state of consciousness that makes an experience genuinely satisfying can be called a “flow state.” I often see people complaining about not having focus and not being able to concentrate on one thing. While some say they are pros at multi-tasking, it is extremely...
So, here we are in the middle of what I call “CES season.” The massive Consumer Electronics Show is the first big Las Vegas convention of the year, and the place where all the big brands unveil their new products or services (or their tweaks to the same old products/services). Much of this whole pre-CES period is essentially a debate about whether...
IT workers, especially engineers, are often thought to be shy, more compartmentalized or less collaborative in their work style. That’s a stereotype though. Technology fields can be just as much of a hotbed of competition and dysfunction as anything you can imagine in industry, business, or government. Deep down inside, our brains are all about turf, and that mind-set...
As minimum wages go up, and employees demand more and more extras, CEOs and managers are faced with some tough decisions. Fortunately, automation can provide the perfect solution as it allows companies to not only save money but time. It lets companies keep essential employees and a healthy bottom line. Here are some of the top ways...
As minimum wages go up, and employees demand more and more extras, CEOs and managers are faced with some tough decisions. Fortunately, automation can provide the perfect solution as it allows companies to not only save money but time. It lets companies keep essential employees and a healthy bottom line. Here are some of the top ways...
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The latest statistics aren’t promising for companies trying to keep their workers productive. A recent study shows a disturbing trend among U.S. workers, primarily those at the very top of their organizations. According to Theresa Welbourne of the USC Marshall School of Business, 61 percent of current business leaders say they’re not working at ideal energy levels. An additional...
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How flexible is your workplace? Think about it. What do you offer your employees? Do they get some say in their hours and where they are located to work? Does your company offer employees the option of choosing how often they work, or perhaps allow employees to take a temporary leave of absence when necessary?...
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