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How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

If software has eaten the world, then agile has eaten the software world. While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with …

Project Management

Career women battle Japan's 'salaryman' culture

A lot of Japanese women know exactly how their careers will end before they've even begun.<p>Two paths are open to new hires at many big Japanese firms: the career and non-career tracks -- <i>sogo-shoku</i> and <i>ippan-shoku</i> in Japanese. They're often referred to as the "management" and "mommy" tracks.<p>That's …

Japan

The 25 Most Innovative Health Care Designs Of The Year

Minding your health has never been easier, from a wearable that tracks sun exposure to waiting rooms that are fun to hang out in.<p>The honorees for the health category of the 2016 Innovation by Design Awards vary dramatically from one another in form and function. Yet they all emphasize a key thing: …

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Amazon Tests Out 30-Hour Work Week

The Washington Post reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees …

New York Times

Why Teams Fail: The C-Word

Silicon Valley is bubbling these days. Uber recently raised $3.5B (that’s right, that’s B for Billions). Almost 60% of San Francisco’s houses are now valued above $1M (fewer than 20% were just a few years ago). And the US National Basketball (featuring major Golden State Warriors players) just came …

Leadership

Amazon is testing out a 30-hour workweek

Instead of the normal 40-hour week (or, more recently, the 50-, 60-, or 70-hour week), the world's second-largest retailer will let roughly a dozen "part-time" employees cut back to just 30 hours at 75% the typical salary, but still retain all their benefits.<p>"A lot of companies have talked about …

Employment

Obamacare is helping more poor patients get to the doctor even as political battles continue

Even as the Affordable Care Act remains a political flash point, new research shows it is dramatically improving poor patients' access to medical care in states that have used the law to expand their Medicaid safety net.<p>After just two years of expanded coverage, patients in expansion states are …

How the microbiome will lead a revolution in the consumerization of personalized medicine and diet

The human microbiome — meaning all of our microbes’ genes — will reshape the consumerization of personalized medicine and diet. Following the human genome project, technological advancements have brought us much closer to acute precision in disease diagnosis and treatment.<p>The microbiome, considered …

Medical Research

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

Five lean practitioners answer the same question 3

<b>1 QUESTION, 5 ANSWERS – Lean management causes a huge shift in the mind of leaders, one that dramatically changes the way they think of themselves</b> …

Leadership

Can Neuroscience Make Your Message Stickier?: A cutting edge technique pinpoints how our brains react to fear appeals in marketing.

Several years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a national advertising campaign highlighting the grisly dangers of …

The Brain

The Many Ways to Map the Brain

It takes both science and art to make sense of the organ’s complexities.<p>Brain mapping has come a long way since the days of Korbinian Brodmann. The German neurologist was cutting edge for the early 1900s, using newly invented chemical stains that made it possible to see individual neurons through a …

The Brain

Researchers just doubled what we know about the map of the human brain

Scientists like to say the human brain is the most complex object in the universe — three pounds of fluid and tissue, about which we understand only a fraction.<p>That fraction just grew dramatically.<p>In a study published Wednesday online in Nature, a team of researchers more than doubled the number of …

The Brain

Research: Sleep-Deprived Leaders Are Less Inspiring

Leaders have demanding schedules, and often find themselves trading sleep for more work time – effectively trading away work quality to get more work quantity. Some of my recent research indicates that this idea of compromising quality applies to the concept of leadership as well, with important …

Sleep

Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance

So there you are, when suddenly you hear <i>that song</i> that reminds you of <i>that person</i>. And you’re emotionally hijacked—just like that. Good or bad, the song interacts with your neural net and triggers the emotions you have associated with it. Emotional hijacks happen every day, often unconsciously, …

Clinical Trials on Trial: The Ethics of Withholding Life-Saving Treatment

<i>From the authors of “ALGORITHMS TO LIVE BY: The Computer Science of Human Decisions.”</i>Every day we make a series of choices that are all really the …

Clinical Trials

New Insights Into Brain's Signaling Network

<i>Summary: A new study reports reseachers have taken an important step toward deciphering the brain’s complex neuroelectric communication system that</i> …

Finding Cures for Incurable Cancers in Nature

<i>Some cancers still cannot be successfully treated with chemotherapy, but a group of researchers is finding alternatives in plants, marine organisms and fungi. This group of more than 25 researchers from four continents is in the race to develop drugs that work in drug-resistant forms of cancer, and</i> …

Cancer

Apple Quietly Hires One of Its Best HealthKit Ambassadors

The CEO of a major hospital is confirming that Apple’s health team has made yet another secretive hire: Rajiv Kumar, a top doctor who specializes in treating kids with diabetes. Kumar made headlines in the fall of 2015 by creating a HealthKit-enabled diabetes monitoring system for young patients at …

Medical Technology

The 3 Things That Keep Companies Growing

Growth creates complexity, and complexity is the silent killer of growth. This paradox explains why only about one company in nine has sustained more than a minimum level of profitable growth during the past decade, and why 85 percent of executives blame internal factors for their shortfall, not …

Profit

10 Potentially Game-Changing Cancer Immunotherapies You Should Be Following

There's arguably no scarier diagnosis for a patient to hear than cancer, which is a large reason why oncology is one of the most researched therapeutic indications by today's drugmakers.<p>In 2014, per <b>IMS Health</b>, global oncology sales tipped the scales at $100 billion for the first time ever. Based on …

Overkill

An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?<p>It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical articles. Among those which caught …

Playing by ‘startup rules’ almost killed my digital health startup

In the digital world, the three startup growth mantras we hear are, “move fast and break things,” “release products early and often,” and “sales overcome all problems.” They’ve become accepted truths. They’ve scaled massive innovation, created an abundance of wealth, and made significant …

Lessons from Kunduz: Prevent Disaster by Paying Attention to the Little Picture

In October 2015, an American AC-130 gunship rained devastating fire on a Doctors Without Borders hospital (Médecins Sans Frontières or “MSF”), …

Management

Twitch CEO describes values driving the company

Twitch chief executive Emmett Shear has issued a set of values about being inclusive at the livestreaming company.<p>The timing of the document, which is not being shared publicly in a release, comes at a time after Twitch faced a lot of bad publicity around racist slurs hurled at a star player of …