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Workplace trends: 4 myths about how work gets done and what we should be doing instead

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Dr. Anna Akbari, a sociologist contests that not all workplace trends improve performance. From co-working spaces to collaboration, the “best work” environment is contested, along with the eight-hour workday, the 9-to-5 time frame, the one-hour lunch, the 15-minute break — these being merely social constructs, and not “natural” operational modes …

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Business Books: Managing Yourself | BBS library | Bizsum

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Managing Yourself Great managers are those who first effectively manage themselves. Self-awareness, introspection, and thoughtful planning and action in all aspects of life are what enable a manager to effectively lead others. HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Managing Yourself invites managers to take a “critical look in the …

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VIDEO Series: National Living Wage: It provides a chance to do things differently | HR Magazine

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The head of people for Big Easy discusses how the NLW will be felt differently by large and small organisations The introduction of the National Living Wage could provide benefits in terms of happier, more engaged employees, according to Steve Rockey, head of people at restaurant chain Big Easy. Speaking …

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Mind Over Matter: Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

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Susan Cramm, commenting on Charles Duhigg’s new book, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business (Random House, 2016),  contests that everyone wants to be more productive. Duhigg’s first book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Random House, …

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Streamline your Flow: A Guide to Better Concentration & Higher Productivity | Hubspot

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by Lindsay Kolowich | @lkolo25 Ever gotten so “in the zone” at work that you completely lost track of time? This intense state of concentration is sometimes also called “flow.” Your whole world becomes you and the project you’re working on — and it feels great to emerge from that state …

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VIDEO Series: Prioritizing Productivity to Drive Growth, Competitiveness, and Profitability | CEB

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How can businesses help productivity recover Elizabeth Crofoot explains in this CEB Insight Minute. Productivity is an important driver of profitability, but what drives productivity? To understand the determinants of productivity growth, companies must look at technology, innovation, management competencies, and regulation in highly competitive sectors, companies, and economies. The …

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