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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 …

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

Your Feelings About Work-Life Balance Are Shaped by What You Saw Your Parents Do

We’re obsessed with work-life balance. There’s no shortage of research, articles, and self-help books trying to help us find and restore a balance between our work and nonwork lives. However, most of the discussion and advice tends to focus on changing individual career decisions, or team …

21 Quotes to Carry You Through the Tough Times | Inc.com

Despite having to climb the highest mountain and cross the largest ocean, you will never hear a successful entrepreneur say the words, "good enough." A truly inspired leader does not settle for mediocre results--and they have the wisdom to separate what really matters from the minutiae of every day …

Motivation

6 Ways to Invest Your Time Like a World-Class Leader

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

CIOs must consider activity-based working

Activity-based working is on the rise, according to a new survey of over 400 IT and business decisions makers by Telsyte.<p>They survey, commissioned by …

The Workplace

5 Unique Things Good Leaders Do Daily (But Mere Managers Fear) | Inc.com

One of the biggest mistakes managers make that leads to turnover, when done repeatedly and intentionally, is hoarding and withholding information.<p>The real reason they do it? It's about power and control. And control is one of the most effective ways to kill trust. Managers hoarding information to …

Employment

9 Phrases Bosses Should Say Often to Inspire and Motivate Others | Inc.com

We hardly ever think about it, but a leader's words are a powerful means for motivating people at work. But where do you start with what to say, or even how to say things that will inspire?<p>According to Dr. Paul White, co-author of <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the</i> …

Employment

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The 12 Best Ways to Reward Employees on a Budget | Inc.com

"It' is not how much we give, but what we put into the giving." --Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner<p>Your staff is terrific! Each one works hard to exceed goals and make the company a success. You want to let them know how much you appreciate all that they do every day. Good for you! Employee …

Employee Engagement

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

<i>Guest post by Jacob Morgan, author of the newly released, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive</i> …

People are great: a conversation with James Woudhuysen on the future of work

At a recent conference at the WWF’s Living Planet Centre in Woking staged by the office furniture firm Kinnarps, I had an off the cuff chat with …

Office Furniture

How Much Space Do We Really Need? – Margulies Perruzzi Architects : Boston MA Architecture and Interior Design

Originally published in High-Profile Monthly.<p><i>By Dianne Dunnell, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, interior design director and associate partner at Margulies</i> …

Workstations

Food & Drink Perks to Keep Your Employees Engaged and Healthy

Food is powerful: It’s not only the fuel that keeps us alive, it’s also a social glue. It has the power to bring people together, help them bond, and …

7 Ways To Lead Meetings Your Team Will Love

Have conversations with your mentor gotten a bit repetitive lately? Perhaps you approached ...<p>Have you ever wondered about the difference between a …

12 Big Ideas for Small Space Home Offices

It’s a fact of life that grows truer by the minute: Less <i>is</i> more. And as our eco-minded generation downsizes to tinier spaces, our options for furnishing and decorating our homes shrink right along with our square footage. We’ve figured out how to adapt our lives, our kitchens and even our washing …

Branding 101: We Respond Emotionally To Numbers

Radiolab recently examined the emotional power of digits when guest Alex Bellos, who writes and lectures on mathematics, discussed a global survey he conducted–on favorite numbers.<p>What he found, among 30,000 responses from across the world, is that we have a universal tendency to anthropomorphize …

10 Ways Millennials Are Creating The Future Of Work

Millennials are going to make major shifts in corporations over the next decade and most people aren’t ready for the amount of change that’s coming. By 2025, millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce and by next year, they will account for 36% of the American workforce. At some …

If Executives Aren't Engaged, Employees Won't Be Either

When executives' engagement is significantly lower than that of employees in the organizations they lead, CEOs need to act fast -- because engagement …

Standing orders

WINSTON CHURCHILL knew it. Ernest Hemingway knew it. Leonardo da Vinci knew it. Every trendy office from Silicon Valley to Scandinavia now knows it …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Dreaming of your own private office or working from home? Forget it

Canadians still strive to have their own office but the reality is only about half of those who want their private space get their wishes, according …

After the famine

Corporate life in 2014 will be a bit like the late 1940s in Britain. Rationing was coming to an end, but even though things were much easier, no one …

Paperless Office

The Use of White Board or Dry Erase Paint In Offices

White Board Paint on A Wall<p>Many of our tech tenants are now specifying dry erase paint on some or all walls as part of their tenant build outs. Dry …

Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us

You Need To Disperse a Variety of Private Spaces in An Open Office Environment

A number of spontaneous activities occur during the workday that require the need for private spaces within an open floor plan. People need to take …

Open Office Etiquette | Workplace Research | Resources

Cost considerations and space utilization can direct an organization’s decision to move from private to mostly open space. However, achieving …

In the search for savings, the workplace gets an overhaul

The fifth floor of Manulife Financial Corp.'s stately headquarters on Toronto's Bloor Street East sat empty during a recent tour, the workers having vacated about a week earlier.<p>The traditional offices on the periphery of the floor, in many different sizes and configurations, are destined to become …

Real Estate

7 Design Tips for a More Productive Office

The right workspace can greatly increase employee peace of mind and productivity. But before you panic and install a Google-style indoor go-cart …