Some simple tips to help you to get more done by working less.
The modern workplace is rife with functional stupidity. In this CBC Spark episode, Nora Young explores why stupidity gets rewarded at work. Listen to her speak to André Spicer who explains why “Smart people doing stupid things.” (click on the image below to hear the audio)
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward. [ted id=618 lang=en]
People spend about 50% of their waking hours each day at work (based on 8 hr/day work schedule and 8 hr/day sleep). That’s half of your waking hours each day, during the week. How do you chose to spend that time? Are your interests closely matched with your skills in your current career? In this case, I congratulate you on achieving the ultimate career goal and would appreciate your comments on how you’ve come to […]
Employers use “Information Asymmetry” in order to save money. If they have all the information on how much everyone in their organisation gets paid (and don’t share it with you), you are at a disadvantage when the time comes to negotiate your salary. In this TED talk, David Burkus argues that everyone’s pay should be transparent and that this transparency promotes fairness in the workplace. Take a look at this video and tell me if you think […]
One of the best things to do in order to change your life and career is to do things differently. Logically, you know life isn’t going to change if you’ve been doing the same things over and over, but expecting different results each time. In order for life to take a turn, you have to start doing things differently. But how? One excellent piece of advice is to change your goals. If you want […]