Etan Basseri

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The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

Bill Gates

Don’t let your onboarding process go haywire

Did you know that nearly 90% of employees decide whether to stay or go within the first six months at a new job? Yikes! Talk about pressure to create …

Your Product Demo Sucks Because It's Focused on Your Product

<b>“There will be haters. There will be doubters. And then there will be you proving them wrong.”</b><p>This is how Robert Falcone thinks about product demos …

The untold challenges and benefits of remote work

Jordan Bishop is the founder of Yore Oyster, a flight hacking startup that saves travelers 20-50% on their international flights, and the editor in chief of How I Travel, a wanderlust publication showcasing the world’s most interesting travelers. In the past 18 months, he’s called each of …

Remote Working

10 Cheap and Simple Steps to Happy Employees

Money can't buy happiness. Listen to your team and show them gratitude to create a healthy and happy company culture.<p>It's well-known that happy employees are productive employees. People who are excited to show up to work are more focused, more innovative, and stay with their companies longer.<p>While …

Employment

Want to earn more money? This data says don’t quit your job yet

For today’s workforce, the temptation to jump quickly from one role to the next has significant appeal, whether it’s the instant gratification of a signing bonus, a title change, or a longer-term salary bump. However, candidates that frequently job hop are becoming less appealing to …

Employment

Facebook's Workplace: How one company is making it work for them

Familiarity is the key, says the CIO of one of the early adopters of Facebook's social network for employees.<p>Rentalcars.com is one of the first …

Social Media

Why (and How) HR Needs to Act More Like Marketing

At this point, we all know that company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. This is particularly true for the marketing department, which is changing at such a break-neck pace that marketing success now depends heavily on support from HR to identify …

Marketing

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Critical Thinking

Millennials Not Connecting With Their Company's Mission

Slightly more than a third of millennial workers say the mission of their organization makes them feel their job is important.

How To Make Work More Fun - And Why It's Essential

We all hear about the importance of injecting fun into the workplace, and research has proven the benefits of fun. One recent study of 2,000 employees, conducted by Professor Sir Cary Cooper with BrightHR, showed that integrating fun into the workplace reduces absences, increases productivity and …

The Workplace

The history of innovation in recruitment technology and services

<i>“You have to know the past to understand the present.” – Carl Sagan</i><p>2016 is a watershed moment for the recruitment industry. LinkedIn and Monster are being acquired, and CareerBuilder is for sale — three of the highest-profile tech companies in the space. Microsoft is making a grand entrance, while …

Innovation

Slack CEO describes 'Holy Grail' of virtual assistants

NEW YORK -- Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield has an audacious goal: Turning his messaging and collaboration platform into an uber virtual assistant …

Chatbots

Your Facebook Workplace is about to be taken over by bots

Facebook announced a bold move to take over your workplace — and, not surprisingly, it’s called Workplace. If you need a quick conceptual image of how it works and what it does, imagine the Facebook we all know in a closed, tightly controlled system. It has all of the features of Facebook with your …

Workplace by Facebook, or a Party in the Office

Today, Facebook publicly launches Workplace, a business product modelled after Facebook's own internal corporate network. Instead of a hodgepodge of friends, cousins, exes, acquaintances, and friends of acquaintances, one’s social network will be composed of co-workers. Users of the site won't be …

A Spotify for Lifelong Learning

What I want from the edtech industry<p>It’s no secret that there is an engagement issue in edtech. Anecdotal evidence suggests that most online courses …

Why Digital Transformation Is About People

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and play the bongosEveryone knows the real secret to becoming a digital dominator has little to do with …

How Zillow built a culture around these 6 core values that empower employees

When Lloyd Frink and Rich Barton started Zillow back in 2005, they wanted to provide consumers with a better way to access real estate data online. …

Real Estate

Want to increase the office productivity? Don't have an office!

Exactly six years ago, we did an internal survey in our company with the goal of finding out the preferred place to work for each individual when it came to doing an important job efficiently.<p>The results were surprising and definitive: None of the 34 members of our team chose the office.<p>“The most …

Patrick Lencioni: 3 Indispensable Virtues That Make Teams Successful

I spoke to Patrick Lencioni, the president of The Table Group, a bestselling author and international speaker, about why he focused on team building for his new book, the types of people that are best suited for teams and how to find them, some examples of companies that know how to build great …

Why we're in trouble if only women sign up for Amazon's 30-hour work week

When I was Editor-in-Chief of <i>Redbook</i>, a magazine for young moms, I figured that the best ideas would come from editors in the trenches—those living …

Corporate Culture

Don’t hold your breath for a 30-hour workweek

Late last month, Internet retail giant Amazon.com announced it was launching a 30-hour workweek pilot project.<p>Under the program, the few dozen workers selected to participate will get 75 per cent of the pay full-time employees make, but will receive complete benefits. The project was immediately …

Why Experiential Is the Heart of Branding

At the beginning of each semester at NYU, I (Bob) show a picture of the Pillsbury Doughboy to my mostly international students and ask, "Does this …

Advertising

Communicating In-Person At Work Isn’t Dead Yet, Says Gen Z

Generation Z and millennial employees love technology in the workplace, but the digital natives still crave human interaction at work.<p>Though they were born and raised with cell phones, internet connectivity, and social media, both millennial and generation Z employees crave in-person communication …

The Workplace

PBL and Design Thinking to Unleash Student Creativity

In January of 2016, the World Economic Forum released a series of reports about the future of work. According to their research, we are entering a …

Creativity

Collaborative Overload

Collaboration is taking over the workplace. As business becomes increasingly global and cross-functional, silos are breaking down, connectivity is increasing, and teamwork is seen as a key to organizational success. According to data we have collected over the past two decades, the time spent by …

3 Steps To Creating A Killer Small Business Content Marketing Strategy

Small businesses generally face harsher circumstances when it comes to planning and launching a marketing campaign. They have less revenue and capital, which means they’re more limited in the strategies they can pursue. They have fewer resources, which means their teams are smaller and less …

Marketing

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

5 ways startups have revolutionized office design

The sun is setting on the American cubicle.<p>Millennials have already overtaken baby boomers as the largest living generation in the U.S., and they're …

The Workplace

3 Smart Ways to Build a Highly Productive Team

You should be thankful if you work for a company like this.<p>You know that moment--where you sit back in your recliner chair with your favorite drink in hand, nod in introspection and thank the good Lord that you don't work for <i>that</i> company anymore?<p>You know, the one where people walked on eggshells, …

Leadership