Curious about WORK

By JD Dillon | Articles exploring ways to improve how work gets done ...

Study finds 75 percent of workplace harassment victims experienced retaliation when they spoke up

What we know about sexual harassment in America.<p>Shame, fear, and cultural norms all allow sexual harassment to go underreported.<p>There is so much we don’t know, but there <i>is</i> research that tells us some specifics about the state of the problem and the factors that make it better or worse in different …

Gender

5 Ways to Help Employees Keep Up with Digital Transformation

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) landscape is in the midst of a significant shake-up. Coca-Cola recently reshuffled its leadership team to focus on growth, innovation, and digital. Unilever has acquired Dollar Shave Club, a young startup, for $1 billion in a move to introduce a new model of …

Digital Transformation

5 simple ways to create transparency at work

It’s no secret that transparency, more commonly expressed as “Open company, no BS,” is one of Atlassian’s most important values. Far from a boardroom …

Transparency

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

FLORENCE, N.J. — Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans. It was not, she says, the most stimulating activity. And lifting the bins, which often weigh 25 pounds each, was also tiring over …

Robots

Why PepsiCo CEO asks his team to ‘leave loudly’

EVERY day, Robbert Rietbroek asks his executive team to “leave loudly”.

Surprise! Millennials Are in Fact Highly Engaged in the Workplace, According to Korn Ferry Study

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New research by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) shows that members of the generation often maligned as …

Human Resources

The five most important things for encouraging diversity in your company

The topic of gender diversity is having a moment, with no more telling an example than the now-famous quote of our Prime Minister when asked about …

Diversity

The New Definition of “Meaningful Work”

I’m going to stop fighting. For years I’ve been fighting morons who claim that Millennials would rather do ‘meaningful work’ than making money. That …

Employee Engagement

Are we really undergoing a revolution in the workplace? Is work changing at all? And if it is, what do we need to do to adapt?

Are we really undergoing a revolution in the workplace? Is work changing at all? And if it is, what do we need to do to adapt?<p>This week on the …

10 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You More Productive

I think you would agree with me that time is precious to us all. Especially when it comes to working.<p>If we could be more productive, we can get a lot …

Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free

Put Google's insights about what makes a great manager to use without paying a penny.<p>When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that …

The latest RAND survey paints a disturbing portrait of the American workplace

American jobs are grueling, according to a newly published RAND survey.<p>For the first time in 2015, the nonprofit think tank asked its nationally representative survey panel about their attitudes toward the workplace. “The portrait that emerges is of a workplace that is taxing on a lot of …

The Workplace

Building a Better Employee Experience

<i>An engaging employee experience can provide a competitive advantage and even drive a stronger customer experience. Leading organizations are prioritizing employees and taking a holistic approach to the workplace.</i><p>In today’s digital world, employees expect a new kind of experience on the job: …

Employee Engagement

Exploring Tech: Tools for Scheduling Meetings

<i>From the Editor: “Exploring Tech” is a new column in</i> Learning Solutions Magazine<i>. Brian Dusablon will discuss ways that he has found to help</i> …

Productivity

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Employment

Every Generation Wants Meaningful Work — but Thinks Other Age Groups Are in It for the Money

Several years ago, I started getting regular consulting requests from companies seeking help managing Millennials. When I asked what they were struggling with, I heard comments similar to these:<p><i>“Millennials don’t seem to care about the work or the company. They will let us train them and then quit</i> …

Millennials

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

How I Use Weekends And Mondays To Stay Productive (And Sane) All Week

One entrepreneur shares three habits that help him de-stress and stay focused.<p>In 2014, I was constantly anxious. My business was doing well, but I couldn’t say the same about my mental health. Had you asked my business partners, friends, or peers three years ago, every single one of them would’ve …

Productivity

Five Skills You’ll Rarely See In Job Postings (But Definitely Need)

Employers are terrible at saying what’s actually needed to succeed in a given role, but these soft skills usually are.<p>The skills you need to land an in-demand job right now might not be so different from the ones that will keep you employable in the future.<p>As ZipRecruiter cofounder and CEO Ian …

Employment

Self-Driving People, Enabled by Airbnb

Roughly a decade ago two new “platform” companies burst out of California. The one that dominated the headlines was called Uber, which created a platform where with one touch of your phone you could summon a cab, direct the driver, pay the driver and rate the driver. It grew like a weed — as all …

Travel

Simple is the New Black

Each day I encounter an article or vendor selling simplicity. Just today I crossed paths with titles like “elearning simplified” and “Simple …

eLearning

A Blueprint for Coexistence with AI | Backchannel

<b>For most of my adult life,</b> I have been maniacally focused on my work. I would answer emails instantly during the day, and even get up twice each …

Artificial Intelligence

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2017

<i>This article originally appeared on Money.</i><p>Resume trends change quickly. From head shots to QR codes to company logos, it’s hard to tell which extras …

Employment

Organisation Design Based on Science, Not Superstition

Organisations, like natural organisms, experience evolution. And each new mutation – from the assembly line to the transnational corporation to …

Performance Testing

The Truth About the Gig Economy

As you’ve surely heard—and perhaps experienced firsthand—American jobs aren’t what they used to be. Corporations long ago stopped being a source of …

Economy

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion

Amazon agreed to buy the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion, in a deal that will instantly transform the company that pioneered online shopping into a merchant with physical outposts in hundreds of neighborhoods across the country.<p>The acquisition, announced Friday, is a reflection …

Whole Foods

What are the most innovative companies doing to improve their onboarding?

Studies show that many employees will be searching for another job within three months of starting a new job because their initial experience with …

Employee Engagement

Millennials are killing chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's

Casual dining is in danger — and millennials are to blame.<p>Brands such as TGI Fridays, Ruby Tuesday, and Applebee's have faced sales slumps and dozens of restaurant closures, as casual-dining chains have struggled to attract customers and increase sales.<p>"Casual-dining restaurants face a uniquely …

Restaurants

Millennials aren’t job-hopping any faster than Generation X did

Millennial workers are just as likely to stick with their employers as their older counterparts in Generation X were when they were young adults.

Millennials