Workplace Capability

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Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Time Management

The Surprising Secret That Can Make You Happier at Work

The number of hours in the day stays constant, but your to-do list is ever expanding.<p>You start the day worrying about how you’ll get everything you …

Country Lifestyle

These are the jobs already being created by the artificial intelligence boom

Predictions about the economic impact of artificial intelligence swing from increased productivity to the complete annihilation of industries. Clearly, nobody really knows how the introduction of autonomous decision-making software is going to shape our world.<p>But there are some early reasons for …

Artificial Intelligence

I'm Thankful For Work

There are people who say they work to live and not live to work. It's not that complex.<p>I'm thankful for work. Not simply for my company, or the money I earn. Not for the perks or interesting things I get to do. I'm thankful for the fact that I <b>love</b> to work and accomplish something. I like the …

Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020

World Economic Forum's "Future of Jobs Report" reveals the top 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020.<p>Last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its <i>Future of Jobs Report</i>, forecasting thetop 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020, according to global chief human …

Emotions

The Dual Rise of the Digital Workplace and Remote Work

Remote work is on the rise. Earlier this year, Gallup released its latest State of the American Workplace report, which found 43 percent of workers …

The Workplace

Jobs and robots: bracing for technological disruptions to come

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. …

Intelligence

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing …

Leadership

Your Strategy Should Be a Hypothesis You Constantly Adjust

The widely accepted view that strategy and execution are separable activities sets companies up for failure in a fast-paced world.<p>One of us (Paul) is a strategy scholar and economist; the other (Amy) studies organizational behavior and operations management. We came together to consider why …

Wells Fargo

Why is influence important - The Value of Influence

<i>“The truest measure of leadership is influence.” –John C. Maxwell</i><p>It might be one of the most shocking stories in the biblical account of the Numbers. …

Fastest-Growing Freelance Skills in Q3 2017

<b>Robotics</b> made the list for the first time, securing its spot as the No. 1 fastest-growing skill of the quarter. The uptick in demand comes at a time …

How We Nudged Employees to Embrace Flexible Work

Globally, many leading organizations have introduced workplace policies to enable flexible work, recognizing its benefits for staff retention, morale, commitment, diversity, recruitment, and being an employer of choice. But despite employee demand and some high-profile examples, it has proved …

The Workplace

4 Ways You Can Motivate Your Team to Be Their Best Selves

A great leader is only as good as the team around him.<p>As a boss, you’re probably doing all you can to help your team perform at its best. If you’re like some of the most successful leaders (which I hope you are!), you’re focused on setting challenging goals, running effective meetings, and using …

'Employee Engagement' Is So 2016. Here's What Companies Should Really Focus on, in 2017.

One company, for instance, rolled out a pilot appreciation program, tagging each instance of recognition to a company core value.<p>Leaders' understanding of employee engagement is expanding. It's no longer just about how employees connect to their role and the organization. Instead, employee …

Employee Engagement

Ending Remote Work In the Name of Collaboration is BS. Here's Why

Keep your people engaged, and they'll be effective no matter where their desk is.<p>The debate over remote work rages on. At the heart of the issue is collaboration and, by extension, creativity, and innovation.<p>How well can teammates <i>really</i> work together when they're not in the same building? Don't we …

11 legendary ways people have quit their jobs

Every day people clock into work and fantasize about about all of the different ways they can quit their jobs.<p>In reality, most people politely leave …

Careers

How One Life Hack From a Self-Made Billionaire Leads to Exceptional Success

Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, …

Success

10 Ways Slackbots Will Change the Future of Work

A slackbot is one of the most effective ways to improve your company's overall performance by making sure everyone is on the same page.<p>Chatbots have proven to be reliable tools that can be used to increase your sales and improve your marketing efforts. Today, hundreds of companies are already …

Chatbots

The Future Of Work: 3 Jobs That Will Still Exist in 2030

What will jobs look like in 2030? Here are 3 jobs that will be vital to the future of work.<p>The American workplace has been undergoing a revolution over the past two decades. Between 1996 and 2016, U.S. jobs that were production-, transportation-, or office-based fell 11 percent; their managerial …

Innovation

9 types of people who never succeed at work

mujitra/Flickr<p><b>Emotional intelligence is important at work.</b>• <b><br>The lack of emotional intelligence takes different forms in people.</b>• <b><br>From the coward to the shortchanged to the victim to the apologizer, study these personality types to avoid becoming one of them.</b><p><i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers

Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks.<p>Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis.<p>Maybe …

The Workplace

Experiencing a Mid-Career Crisis? A Top Career Coach Explains 5 Ways to Break Free

It starts harmlessly enough -- feeling less energetic and motivated at work -- until you find yourself stuck on a career plateau. But a top career coach has a plan to help you break free.<p><b>As a career success coach, many of my clients are between the ages of 35 and 45 (primarily Gen-Xers),</b> …

Keeping Your Employees Happy Isn't Always About Higher Pay -- Here Are 6 Alternatives

Happy employees are productive employees.<p>It often takes a small fortune to find someone who's truly great at what they do.<p>Yet, many business owners make the mistake of not treating their employees right -- and then they pay dearly for it.<p>There are many reasons why employees leave their companies. …

Employment

The 21 most promising jobs of the future

When looking for one of the best jobs of the future, two considerations will be crucial: what jobs are well-paying, and what jobs will expand dramatically in the next decade?<p>Jobs in healthcare and tech tend to tick both boxes.<p>The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its biennial …

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People

No matter how smart they are, one of the keys to motivating your smartest workers is to develop them.<p>If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They …

How to Cultivate Remote Leaders

<i>Jody Greenstone Miller is the CEO and co-founder of Business Talent Group.</i><p>Work is about more than face time. Thanks to telecommuting, flextime and …

Leadership

10 Apps You're Bound to See More at Work

These collaboration and security tools are bound to have an impact on offices everywhere.<p>With ransomware attacks and security breaches headlining the news daily, you would think (or at the very least, hope) many business leaders are making strides to build, improve or reevaluate their security …

Cybersecurity

A PayPal exec always tells job candidates exactly what he wants to hear before the interview even starts

If you're looking for a job at PayPal and you score an interview with chief learning officer Derek Hann, consider yourself lucky. His interviews are like an open-book test.<p>The CLO, who focuses on learning and development initiatives at PayPal, told Business Insider that he wants job candidates to …

Unlocking the power of collaboration

A work environment that doesn't encourage teamwork is among the top five reasons why people quit their jobs.<p>Today's workforce is more collaborative …