Workplace Capability

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Why Employees At Apple And Google Are More Productive

It’s a mix of organization, priorities, trust, and leadership.<p>Companies like Apple, Netflix, Google, and Dell are 40% more productive than the average company, according to research from the leadership consulting firm Bain & Company. You might think that it’s because these companies attract …

How to be Happier at Work (according to science)

Job satisfaction is a rare and beautiful thing. You spend half your life in the workplace, yet you can feel underpaid, undervalued and overworked. …

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office, he said, “That’s why I have a membership at the coworking space across the street — so I can focus.”<p>While I fully support the …

Free Online MBA & Career Network

Smartly Institute<p>The Free MBA<p>Smartly is reinventing education by combining its award-winning mobile-first MBA curriculum with a thriving career …

Online Education

The Future of Work With Seth Godin. HR Leaders and Managers Will Not Like This

Your employees have already been through elementary and high school. According to Seth Godin, the workforce of today needs guidance carving out their own path -- not another grade school teacher.<p>Many people have a limited view of work. Digging ditches and moving heavy stuff is only a small slice of …

Leadership

This 1 LinkedIn Mistake Is a Huge Red Flag to Hiring Managers

The secret to a good LinkedIn profile is in the text.<p>While LinkedIn has tried to make it easier for us to create a professional summary of our skills and experience, it's still pretty daunting for most people to fill out their online profile. Especially, if you're a job seeker. LinkedIn is …

Employment

Worker-owned co-ops are coming for the digital gig economy

As companies like Uber and Handy flail, they’ve cleared a path for worker-owned digital platforms to replace them–and now, there’s a new toolkit to help them get started.<p>A domestic cleaning worker in New York City faces a choice. She might decide to register on a platform like Handy or Taskrabbit, …

Innovation

5 Practical Ways to Engage a Geographically Distributed Workforce

<b>By Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax</b>Like many technology companies, DataStax competes with some of the world’s largest enterprises for top talent. We’ve come to realize that much of that talent is located outside of Silicon Valley, and even outside of the typical urban areas where a company might …

Management

Robot Boats, Out-of-Date Payroll Software...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 — 70% of people globally work remotely at least once a week, study says.</b><p>More than two-thirds of professionals worldwide work away from the office at least once every week, …

Small Business

How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one).<p>Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills …

Self-improvement

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

10 skills employers will want the most in 2020

• <b>The World Economic Forum released its The Future of Jobs report, which predicts how technology will transform the workplace.</b>• <b><br>As technology advances, jobs will change and different skills will be required.</b>• <b><br>Negotiation skills, emotional intelligence, and people management will be incredibly important</b> …

The small behaviors that create excellence at work

Tom Peters is a leading business mind and the bestselling author of sixteen books, including <i>In Search of Excellence</i> (with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.), …

The most in-demand freelancing skills in Australia right now

Workforce management solutions provider Expert360 has today shared its list of the most in-demand freelance skills for Australian businesses in …

How iPad saves one company $1.8 million every year

Building construction is an immensely complex process. The firm Rogers-O’Brien uses hundreds of iPads to simplify it, while saving 55,000 hours of employee time and $1.8 million annually.<p>All the paperwork involved is stored in the cloud where it can be accessed at any time. This means someone in …

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is <i>by what standard</i>? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

The 6 best blockchain jobs of the future

Use of the blockchain is growing, and businesses will need skilled professionals to gain a competitive edge.<p>While blockchain adoption remains slow, …

How to Extend Company Culture to a Remote Workforce

Here are five effective ways to create unity, boost engagement, and extend company culture to remote workers.<p>The number of people who say they've quit a job due to lack of flexibility has nearly doubled from 17 percent in 2014 to 32 percent in 2017.<p>Thirty-four percent of Millennials have left a job …

This Recent Graduate's Job Application Stunt Was Absolutely Brilliant. Here's Why It Worked (And Why Most Stunts Don't)

Jade Delaney really, really wanted to work for advertising agency McCann. So she did something most people would never think of.<p>Jade Delaney really, really wanted to work for McCann, the global advertising agency.<p>So much so that the recent graduate sent a LinkedIn message to the managing director …

This is the best day of the week to work remotely

What’s the best day to work from home? “Every day,” some of us would like to answer. Or if that’s an impossibility, what about extending our weekend …

4,000 Business Professionals Told LinkedIn This 1 Skill Will Keep You Relevant

Three ways to sharpen the one soft skill that you need to succeed in the age of AI.<p>Robots don't have a heart; humans do. The line sounds trite, but it's the key to standing out and getting ahead at a time when automation and artificial intelligence threaten to eliminate millions of jobs. This is …

The Way We Learn Is About to Change Completely

Big changes are on the horizon.<p><i>What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora:</b><p>…

Education Technology

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

Why the Robot Takeover of the Economy Is Proceeding Slowly

Vik Singh’s company has powerful artificial intelligence software that helps firms hunt down the best sales leads. Getting somebody to use it -- …

Preparing Your Workforce for a Digital Transformation

We talk to many companies large and small about embarking on a digital transformation. Well we talk to them about how they transform their people and …

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

The Five Fastest-Growing Jobs in the USA Might Surprise You

According to LinkedIn’s 2017 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, published by the website this past December, roles in sales, marketing, tech and science are …

Feeling Exhausted? These Three Steps Are the Answer

Don't let burn out burn you down<p>So you've burned the candle at both ends and now you're, well, burnt out. As Americans, we're continually working longer hours, not taking time-off, and for some, spending more time reviewing reports than catching rays on the weekends. In fact, according to their …