The key is finding the sweet spot between tackling work as soon as possible, and having the flexibility to allow ideas to incubate. There’s a common and long-held assumption that setting firm deadlines drives workers or teams to achieve their goals. But is this really the case? The very word deadline can create stress for any worker. For some professions such… Read more »
Internet technology and consumer-empowered media have established an openness and interdependence that offers great new opportunity. What is the best means of knowledge transfer for your business? According to author and business strategist, Don Tapscott, our global society is moving toward a world of openness and interdependence. In Ted Talks, Tapscott describes the openness of our… Read more »
Though much maligned, those eye-roll inducing words like “leverage” and “overarching” may actually help foster organizational unity. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Elliot’s words appropriately reflect an era when businesses and scholars began pondering the idea of organizational culture, ultimately spawning decades of… Read more »
Finding ways to simplify your work environment may be a good start to accomplishing more in less time. Have you ever had a major project you needed to get done and found you were spending way too much time with little or no progress? Finally, you sit down in your work area, fully covered in… Read more »
Serendipity Labs CEO John Arenas exposed the myth of work-life balance in his recent Fast Company article, and author Dean Douglas follows up with an alternative: It’s not about balance but about integration.
We see workplace culture changing around us every day and finally, people are really talking about it. Plenty of people have a love-hate relationship with their office that stems from interactions with co-workers, especially bosses; but what about the relationship with office structure itself? Just last week the popular online magazine, Slate, published The Longform Guide… Read more »
Outdoor, untethered, off-the-grid retreats are becoming highly valued for their ability to break the digital routine and open the gates of inspiration and creativity. Sometimes, every knowledge worker needs to unplug. At least, that’s the unique proposition that started Summit Powder Mountain. In 2008, four twentysomethings started planning ski trips and other outings with entrepreneurs… Read more »
The Results Only Work Environment seeks to to make employees completely autonomous but still accountable.
Many prominent leaders are beginning to realize that 24/7 interactions are not the answer to success—and they’re most certainly not the answer to happiness.
Above: Charles Duhigg, Amy Web, Jay Silver, and Jill Duffy at the TED Salons. TED walks the talk when it comes to training, learning, and inspiration in its own organization. TEDTalks and conferences are great resources for anyone looking to gain insight on a variety of intellectual topics. But what would it be like to… Read more »