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The Hidden Challenges for Business Analytics -- Fighting the Spreadsheets War

Ask anyone who is working with data. What is your biggest challenge? the answer most of the times is "the inability to use our data fully". This and similar statements signify one common thread of pain that is affecting almost every other business serious about growth, want to leverage their data, …

Big Data

The Powerful Way Onboarding Can Encourage Authenticity

Most organizations want to hire employees to perform a set of tasks. So they advertise the available job, offer a competitive compensation package, and a queue forms. The queue is made up of people who need money to pay for their living expenses, such as food and rent. In a model like this, the job …

Employee Engagement

Tesla wants to make fully self-driving cars happen way ahead of schedule

Tesla was already no slouch in the autonomous-vehicle world, having released its Autopilot feature into the wild just over a month ago.<p>We sampled Autopilot as soon as it hit the streets and were quite impressed, to put it mildly.<p>But evidently, Tesla's CEO isn't impressed enough. So he put out a …


Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …


The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …


The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

Time Management

39 Books That Prove Your Family's Not So Bad After All

Things could definitely be worse...


Fiat Chrysler is Giving Free College Tuition to Employees' Spouses and Kids

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ free tuition benefit for employees is now a family affair.<p>In May, the U.S. division of the auto giant started to offer …

College & University

Gender inequality is costing the world $28 trillion

A new report quantifies what enlightened employers have long known: gender parity in the workforce has enormous value.<p>A new study from the McKinsey Global Institute analyzed current and potential economic output in 95 countries around the world, and found that if women and men contributed equally …

Sri Lanka
Emerging Markets

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Middle School