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Why Keeping Score At Work Can Fix Millennials' Need For Feedback

One of the primary complaints about millennial employees is that they often expect frequent promotion or raises, when they have not put in the work to earn them. While many see this as entitled, it’s important to unpack where this tendency comes from.<p>According to a recent Addison Group survey, 82% …

16 Surprising Design Facts You Need To Know In 2016

The design industry is ever-changing, and it’s hard to predict what’s coming up next. Trends come and go, but data can tell you something valuable you can implement to grow your business.<p>In the golden age of design, great design means successful business. Ignoring statistics and case studies can …

Color Management

You Can Design A Happier Office Culture. Here’s How

Data from 10,000 Pebble users doesn’t lie: Here are hacks to make your workplace culture happier and more productive.<p>In the 1960s and ’70s, the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi gave pagers to study subjects, ranging from motorcycle gang members to sheepherders. When the pagers buzzed, the …

When Scrum Meets a Large Virtual, Volunteer Project

Categories: Agile, Cloud Computing, Scrum<p>by Roger Chou<p>When the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection in Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs …

Want to Double Your Employee Loyalty? Science Says Provide These 3 Things

Engaged employees can increase your revenues and profits over 200 percent. Here are the three things businesses can do to drive devotion.<p>Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things (after food, shelter, and good Wi-Fi service):<p>To feel safe. "I …

The 5 Simple Ways To Fix Your Desk Posture

Sore neck and shoulders? Here's how to fix it<p>One of the sad inevitabilities of a desk-based profession is that you will spend a lot of time slumped at a...desk.<p>Obviously this is more favorable than toiling down a coal mine, or onboard a deep sea lobster boat, or out on the far reaches of the Kazakh …

Incredible photography by the pilots of Instagram - but is it legal?

Astronauts aside, surely no profession offers better views than that of a pilot.<p>Cruising above the Earth at 35,000 feet, they have a unique vantage point on our beautiful planet, witnessing everything from extreme weather events to dazzling sunsets.<p>Hardly surprising then that so many pilots have …

FAA

How This Startup Is Revolutionizing Employee Learning

Axonify is bringing brain science, adaptive learning, gamification, and microlearning to corporate learning.<p>Carol Leaman is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Axonify. Having turned down a role at Google, she proudly declared that the secret to her success is walking away from the easy route. …

The 1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

6 Key Ways Design Thinkers Approach Problems

How design thinkers think.<p>Design thinking is a popular strategy for solving thorny problems, both inside and outside the business world. Countless articles detail how to do it. This is not one of those posts. This is a look at how veterans of the process <i>think</i>: what goes on in their minds when they …

Stop Doing Low-Value Work

In the past, time management experts would recommend that you divide up your work into A tasks, B tasks, and C tasks. The concept was to do the A tasks first, then the B tasks, then the C tasks, when you can get to them. If priorities changed, you just changed the order of your As, Bs, and Cs. …

6 Daily Habits That Will Make You Look Smarter and Powerful

Building your executive presence now will be a tremendous advantage to your career in the future.<p>The meek might be on track to inherit the earth but they're a ways off from inheriting a position at the head of the conference room table. Meek is simply not an adjective that is generally thought of …

Skyrocket Your Landscape Photography Composition

When you start to get into landscape photography, you come to realise that Ansel Adams was correct when he said it is the ultimate test and often the …

The Stupidly Easy Way to Prevent Blisters

If you’ve ever trained for a marathon or long-distance race, you know the closer you get to race day the gnarlier your feet get. Aesthetics aside, …

Running

24 ways your office job is destroying your health

And it's not just the tight deadlines, stress-eaten doughnuts, and sneezing coworkers that are doing you in. Even your keyboard can be out to get you.<p>From the printer to your supervisor, the dangers presented in a typical office can have real effects on your physical well-being and mental health. …

Anders Beier: Beauty in Food Photography

<b>All images by Anders Beier. Used with permission.</b><p>Photographer Anders Beier is an absolutely fantastic and inspirational food photographer that has …

What My Three Years At Netflix Taught Me About Scaling A Startup

Ariel Tseitlin began working on Netflix’s cloud platform in 2011. Here’s what it taught him about culture and high-speed innovation.<p>I joined Netflix at the beginning of 2011, just as the company was making the transition from operating in the data center to the public cloud. My job was to help …

System Design Cheatsheet

Picking the right architecture = Picking the right battles + Managing trade-offs<p>Basic Steps<p><b>Clarify and agree on the scope of the system</b><p><b>User cases</b> …

The Little Black Book of Intuitive Web Application Design

A web app that isn’t easy to use will not win many hearts.<p>But designing a user-friendly interface is no joke either.<p>What do my users want? How will …

UI Design

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want To Be More Successful

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra "Don't be a quitter," and we've internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don't finish a book that's boring us to death. Our parents weren't entirely wrong in saying that persistence is necessary for success, but sometimes quitting is the …

10 tips for writing emails people will respond to

They ignored you. (Again).<p>So, um, yeah, you check your nails, and, uh, hope that nobody will notice.<p>It doesn't have to be this way.<p>Most people get blown off because their emails are a bit rough, maybe try to say too much, and seem like, <b>whoa</b>, a lot of effort to read.<p>And that's because most email …

Why product thinking is the next big thing in UX design

Life's too short to build something nobody wants.The post Why product thinking is the next big thing in UX design appeared first on InVision Blog.

Google has had a negative effect on office design, says Jeremy Myerson

The Google-inspired fad for slides and ping-pong tables has had a damaging impact on the workplace, according to office design expert Jeremy …

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Understanding the Science and Psychology of Open Salaries

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>How many people know your salary?<p>Your boss, of course. Your partner, perhaps. Maybe a few friends you can trust.<p>What if everyone knew it? And not just everyone at your company; everyone like <i>everyone—</i>Internet commenters. Friends of friends. People you’ve never …

Watch: The Seven-Minute Workout To Get Into Shape Efficiently, Backed By Science

<b>Keen to</b> get into shape but tight on time?<p><b>This seven-minute</b> workout, termed high intensity circuit training (HICT), is designed to improve one’s …

The Art And Science Of Customer Empathy In Design Thinking

Customer-centric solutions demand empathy. But, how we employ this principle within design thinking is as critical—if not more—as what we do in the process.<p>Certain slices can be easily repeated—that’s the science part. However, not everything fits neatly into a template. More than anything else, we …

5 Essential Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Told You

Most common career advice is worthless. It's the stuff no one tells you that can make all the difference.<p>Let me guess, in high school, college and early adulthood you probably received a lot of career advice. Most of it was well-intentioned, but how much of it ended up actually being useful?<p>If …

Beyond the False Bottom: How to Avoid This Costly UX Mistake

UX mistakes often go undetected because they are quiet. They aren’t a broken image or a misspelled word or a form that isn’t sending. No, UX mistakes …

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Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise like jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis. What is going on in the brain during these …

Creativity