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'Sharing economy' is here to stay, so get used to it

Add these personality quirks to the qualities that mark you as a social dinosaur:<p>You're not comfortable renting out a room in your house or turning over the keys to your car for hours or days at a time to total strangers. When you travel you prefer to stay at a hotel with a predictable level of …

What the Sharing Economy Needs Is a Little Less Democracy

Digital utopianism runs through Silicon Valley like water down the Mississippi. But the rhetoric reaches even higher levels than usual when the tech …

Why Grumpy People Can Be Super Productive

If you’re waiting for the “right mood” to strike before you attack that stack of work, you might be waiting a loooooonnng time.<p>When we say that we’re “waiting for the right time” to start on something, we tend to mean that we want to feel good about what we’re doing–but new research suggests that a …

Does Being Passionate About the Work You Do Increase Your Chance of Success?

Often times I am asked to speak on topics such as entrepreneurship, leadership, corporate culture, and so on. Whenever I speak at universities, one of my favorite questions to ask students is, “What career do you want to pursue,” or, “What business do you plan to begin?” After I hear their initial …

How to Create an Innovative Company Culture | Inc.com

Your company culture can be a hindrance, or an enabler. It can get in the way of growth and change. Or it can bolster innovation and prosperity.<p>I was reminded of this at a seminar recently that covered how important it is to have a culture that fosters change. Too often companies are afraid to …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

Gerard Butler’s New Movie Uses Vine, And Also Your Help, For Marketing

As more and more people try to figure out how to use Vine in their own lives, movie studios are trying to figure out how to use it in their marketing plans. Oscilloscope was the first to do so, releasing the film <i>It’s a Disaster</i> in six-second increments on the short-attention-span theater app. …

Who's in Charge of Culture? - Purposeful Culture Group

I saw some interesting questions regarding corporate culture on an online forum this past week. Those questions prompted this post.<p><b>The writer</b> …

7 Tips for Surviving Life As a Middle Manager

LinkedIn is rife with advice from CEOs. They say lots of CEO things, that sound great to the vast masses that would love to be respected, rich, and …

The Start-up Giving Factory Workers a Voice | Inc.com

Labor rights around the world are in a sorry state. So sorry, in fact, that last week, when China Labor Watch released a damning account of conditions inside the Pegatron factory where some Apple products are manufactured, the tech community all but ignored the labor issues listed. Instead, they …

5 Reasons Why Workplace Flexibility Is Smart Talent Strategy

Most of us, at some point in our lives, have worked in organizations that are rigid and unyielding. You know, cubicle world — acres of gray carpeting bathed in florescent light. We all know these kinds of work cultures breed mediocrity. They deaden the soul (not to mention productivity and …

Corporate Culture: The Only Truly Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Given enough time and money, your competitors can duplicate almost everything you’ve got working for you. They can hire away some of your best people. They can reverse engineer your processes. The only thing they can’t duplicate is your culture.<p><b>Hire Away The Best People</b><p>Guy bumps into a competitor’s …

Messy Work Spaces Spur Creativity, While Tidy Environments Linked With Healthy Choices

Need a creativity boost? Maybe you should let the clutter in your workspace collect a bit.<p>A new study shows that while working in an orderly office environment promotes healthy choices and higher expectations, working in a messier setting provided a more innovative atmosphere and a willingness to …

9 Amazingly Successful Women Who Started Out As Assistants

Everyone has to start somewhere -- and sometimes, that "somewhere" is as an assistant.<p>Approximately 96 percent of secretaries and administrative assistants in the US are female, making it the top job for women -- just as it has been since 1950. Not every assistant job is as stressful as the one in …

Why You Should Never Extend Deadlines | Inc.com

Sometimes, getting employees and contractors to stick to deadlines can seem futile--but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>According to Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, associate director for the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School and author of <i>Nine Things Successful People</i> …

How to avoid breaking your company as it grows

Jonathan Basker has seen a fair amount of employee angst in his day. As a headhunter in Silicon Valley, he specialized in ripping workers out of …

Five things you should never tell your boss

“There are some things that are better left unsaid,” commented an employee who told his boss exactly how they felt working overtime and ended up …

Top 10 Workplace Movies of All Time

Movies are a timeless tradition - whether out at the theater, snuggled up at home, or increasingly, while on the move (when was the last time you …

10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do | Inc.com

As a longtime employer of dozens, I was always grateful to have good employees. It takes a lot to recruit and maintain top talent. Every once in a while special employees come along that just really seem to get it. They drive the entire company forward in ways that were unimaginable. Advancement …

Employment

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

The Coolest New Trend in Office Space

The pond is cool and still. The trees sway gently. The walking paths curve invitingly over rolling green hills. Every now and then, some form of …

Culture of Purpose: Why Most Leaders Get It Wrong And 3 Ways To Get It Right

There’s a gap. A gap between what makes organizations successful and the way leaders traditionally manage business.<p>A 2013 Deloitte survey revealed that:<p>“Organizations that focus beyond profit and instill a strong sense of purpose among their employees are more likely to find long-term success.”<p>Yet …

7 Tips for Emailing Extraordinarily Busy People | Inc.com

We all get a lot of email. And we send off scores of them, too. For important emails, we hope for replies or action.<p>If you do the math on the number of inbound emails you get multiplied by the time it would take to read them all and respond to those that expect a reply, you would be astounded. It …

Talent Management Software

A New Kind of Talent Management Platform<p>Accelerating productivity, effectiveness, and outcomes<p>Recruit Develop Perform Reward<p>The workforce of the …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Flexible Hours Reduce Our Stress, Workers Tell Bosses

A global survey looking at how flexible working patterns can help reduce stress has found workers around the world would opt for a change in …

The Best Ways to Apologize When You Screw Up At Work or At Home

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you're behind and it's going to be late. You …

Compensation