Employment

Productivity? Distractions? Who Knew?

More and more experts are telling us that interruptions and distractions have eroded our ability to concentrate.  Can you imagine a world without smartphones and other devices that make us accessible and distracted and interrupted every second of the day.  This fragmentation of our time and lack of concentration has become the new normal. When …

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Our new workforce, is, simply: Us.

We are living in very interesting times of a new approach to work.  More of us than ever own and control our own ability to work and make income. Uber, We Work, telecommuting, AirBnB, technology, and a very strong desire to be in control of our daily lives is painting the new landscape.  I meet …

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Microsoft and 4-day week; 40% INCREASE in perf; and more…

https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-4-day-work-week-boosts-productivity-2019-11 Maybe you’ve seen the last Business Insider story on reducing the work-at-work week that highlights the recent Microsoft experiment…? If not, link is above.   Fascinating. I myself have never worked so many hours in my life but all those hours are “happy hours”; real progress, independent but engaged cooperatively, making money, learning, and WORKING.  …

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Gender choices: Why even bother with gender today?

There is some recent news in Mass about the RMV and offering more “gender identity choices”.  And we’ve all filled-out employment applications lately where they ask you about how you “identify”.  Pause. We need think about just how ridiculous this. First, WHY would anyone, any hiring company, any road official really need to know what …

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